The United Media Guild

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Post-Dispatch bargaining update

The United Media Guild held another round of bargaining with St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Lee Enterprises management for a new contract. Here are the Guild’s key demands: Annual wage increases for newsroom and support employees in a three-year contract. Annual...

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UMG, Post-Dispatch negotiations continue

The United Media Guild held another round of bargaining with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a new contract. Once again the two sides discussed pay, 401K match, parking, maternity/paternity leave, return-to-work issues and the company's ongoing effort to merge pension...

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UMG seeks nominations for Local-wide office

The United Media Guild is accepting nominations for its Local-wide offices of president, vice president, second vice president, treasurer and secretary through Oct. 5. To nominate a fellow member in good standing, please e-mail Business Representative Shannon Duffy at

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UMG opens bargaining with the Post-Dispatch

The United Media Guild and Post-Dispatch management opened bargaining for a new contract Tuesday. The Guild and the company spelled out the issues to be discussed beginning with the next bargaining session on Sept. 13. They are: Pay raises 401K...

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UMG reaches reaches tentative agreement with the St. Louis Review

The United Media Guild has reached a tentative agreement on a one-year contract extension with the St. Louis Review, the newspaper published weekly by the St. Louis Archdiocese.  The Agreement calls for a three percent raise on August 1, one...

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UMG seeks delegate nominations for TNG Sector Conference, CWA Convention

The United Media Guild will hold a nominations meeting on at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Local office for delegates to the TNG-CWA Sector Conference and CWA Convention. The sector conference will be held Oct. 15-16 either virtually...

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Guild response the parking situation at the Post-Dispatch

The Post-Dispatch learned that the parking garage we currently use  -- east of our building, across 10th Street -- will no longer be available to us after Aug. 12. After talking with the company and hearing its plan explained, the...

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Kansas City Star journalists gain voluntary recognition, join Guild

The Kansas City News Guild is official. That unit within the United Media Guild can prepare to bargain a first contract. McClatchy, the parent company of the Kansas City Star, has granted voluntary recognition to the Guild. An overwhelming majority...

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