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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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Kansas City Star journalists decide to unionize, join UMG

Journalists at the award-winning Kansas City Star have formed the Kansas City News Guild and sought voluntary recognition from the newspaper's management. The Kansas City News Guild will operate as a unit within the United Media Guild. This group will...

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UMG mourns the death of former UMG Executive Secretary Herb Goodrick

The United Media Guild has lost a gigantic figure in our local union's history. Long-time executive secretary Herb Goodrick died after lengthy illnesses. Goodrick led the St. Louis Newspaper Guild through many difficult negotiations at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and...

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Lawrence Journal-World votes to join United Media Guild

Journalists at the Lawrence Journal-World have voted to unionize with the United Media Guild, Local 34067 with The NewsGuild-CWA. Due to the pandemic, balloting was conducted by mail earlier this month. The National Labor Relations Board office in suburban Kansas...

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TNG president Jon Schleuss addresses Guild’s campaign against workplace harassment

This is a message from Jon Schleuss, president of The NewsGuild: As the president of our union, I’m responsible for improving our culture and eliminating barriers that make it difficult for survivors of harassment to come forward. I do not...

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ACLU of Kansas staff joins UMG, gains voluntary recognition

The ACLU of Kansas and the United Media Guild have entered into a voluntary recognition agreement which recognizes the Union as the representative of covered ACLU of Kansas staffers.  The voluntary recognition agreement included a “card check,” administered today by...

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