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Schleuss defeats Lunzer for TNG-CWA presidency

Challenger Jon Schleuss defeated incumbent Bernie Lunzer 1,979 to 1,514 in the rerun election for NewsGuild-CWA president. The CWA blocked a decision of the Guild Executive Council to establish a reasonable transition period, so Schleuss took office immediately. Lunzer narrowly won...

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Post-Dispatch Safety Report

Your union heard concerns over numerous issues concerning the new Post-Dispatch Building and we have been meeting with company and city officials in order to address those concerns. Last night, for the first time since the move, all seven streetlights...

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TNG-CWA to hold presidential election debate on Oct. 26

The NewsGuild-CWA will sponsor a debate between the two candidates -- incumbent Bernie Lunzer and challenger Jon Schluess -- in the presidential election at 5:30 CDT Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration is open to all Guild members, those who are organizing...

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UMG will hold its retiree luncheon Nov. 7

The United Media Guild will hold its annual luncheon for retiree members at noon on Nov. 7 at Lombardo's Restaurant in the Drury Inn Union Station, 201 S. 20th St., St. Louis, Mo., 63103. The lunch is free for retiree...

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The NewsGuild orders rerun election for sector president

So why have our members received notice for another election for president of The News Guild? Incumbent Bernie Lunzer defeated challenger Jon Schleuss 1,282 to 1,021 in the original election. But TNG's election committee has ordered a rerun due to appeals...

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UMG bargains financial gains for members at multiple units

The past year has been productive for the United Media Guild at the bargaining table. We gained first contracts at the Southern Illinoisan and for the "Fight for 15" fast food organizers employed nationally by SEIU. Since last summer we...

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GateHouse, Gannett merge as the newspaper industry’s consolidation escalates

The consolidation of the newspaper industry accelerated with the pending merger of GateHouse and Gannett. This deal, when completed within four to six months, will lead to a massive reduction in management and administrative personnel of the combined companies. The...

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UMG members ratify first contract at The Southern Illinoisan

United Media Guild members in The Southern Illinoisan newsroom unanimously approved its first collective bargaining agreement at the Carbondale-based newspaper owned by Lee Enterprises. That bargaining unit achieved its top bargaining goal of gaining a layoff procedure substantially guided by...

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