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UMG members ratify new agreement with the Post-Dispatch

Our members at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch overwhelmingly approved our new three-year contract with Lee Enterprises. Here is an overview of the agreement: The contract will create a new top step in each pay scale with an increase of 3...

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Post-Dispatch contract ratification vote to be held Dec. 6

United Media Members at the Post-Dispatch will hold a ratification vote via e-mail Monday, Dec. 6 on our tentative agreement with the company. Members will receive a ballot via email through the Election Runner software. If you can’t find your...

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TNG Locals call on Lee Enterprises Board of Directors to reject Alden bid

The NewsGuild-CWA locals representing journalists at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Southern Illinoisan and other Lee Enterprises newspapers sent this letter to Lee’s Board of Directors: On behalf of the 12 unionized newsrooms of Lee Enterprises, and the journalists and...

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Alden launches takeover bid of Lee Enterprises

Alden Global Capital has launched a hostile takeover of Lee Enterprises, owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Southern Illinoisan and other newspapers. The United Media Guild appreciates Lee Enterprises’ ongoing commitment to local journalism and its watchdog role. The...

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UMG reaches tentative agreement with Post-Dispatch

The United Media Guild has reached a tentative agreement with the Post-Dispatch on a new three-year contract via expedited bargaining. We will vote on the contract via an email process on Dec. 6. The bargaining team strongly recommends passage. We...

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UMG makes progress in Post-Dispatch bargaining

Last week the United Media Guild made strides in bargaining with St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Lee Enterprises management for a new three-year contract. The vast majority of our members who are in the pay scales have reached the top step...

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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 last week. We have made some progress on these fronts: Annual wage increases for newsroom, advertising support and other...

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UMG stands behind its member’s reporting on state of Missouri’s cybersecurity issue

The United Media Guild stands behind our member's public service reporting that helped uncover and fix a security issue on a state of Missouri website. We reject any allegation that our member's effort was “hacking” and we appreciate the Post-Dispatch's...

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