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Farmworker Justice employees announce Mission Statement

We, the staff employees of Farmworker Justice, are asking FJ to voluntarily recognize us as unionized staff under the United Media Guild. We want to improve transparency and communication between management and staff regarding policy changes that impact all of...

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Farmworker Justice Staff Employees Join UMG!

From: Shannon Duffy Sent: Monday, September 12, 2022 2:33 PM To: restrada@farmworkerjustice.org Subject: Union Recognition   Ron Estrada CEO, Farmworker Justice Washington, DC September 12, 2022   Dear Ron, A majority of your staff employees have formed a union and...

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Wear red when you march in the Labor Day Parade this year (this year, we’re eighth in line!).

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Bargaining continues at the Southern Illinoisan

The United Media Guild and Lee Enterprises have been attempting to negotiate a successor agreement at The Southern Illinoisan since March. During that time, we have had five bargaining sessions. There has been some progress made. The Guild and Lee...

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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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ACLU of Missouri goes with the United Media Guild!

Recently, workers at the ACLU of MO reached out to the United Media Guild about forming a union where they work.  After meeting with several of the workers, UMG contacted the Executive Director, Luz Maria Henriquez, and informed her that...

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FIGHT FOR 15 – The Year In Review

(Note:  The United Media Guild represents fast food organizers across the United States.) Greetings To All, What a year this has been! This year has been full of organizing, strikes, walkouts, car caravans, and monumental actions in the struggle for...

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NLRB mails ballots to Lawrence Journal-World employees

Breaking news! The ballots have arrived! (From the Lawrence Journalism Workers Guild Twitter account.) An update: "In three weeks, we believe the LJW Guild will finally be recognized as a union. Our ballots have been mailed to us, and they’ll...

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