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Settlement reached at Southern Illinoisan over staffing arbitration case. Contract extension results.

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Settlement reached at Southern Illinoisan over staffing arbitration case. Contract extension results.

A grievance regarding the use of freelance journalists to replace departed journalists at the Southern was filed several months back and slated for arbitration.  However, after continued attempts to settle the matter, the parties were able to reach a settlement...

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Anybody get the number of that bus?

Chad Lawhorn, Publisher, Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence, KS   Hello, Mr. Lawhorn.                                                                      September 25,2020 My name is Shannon Duffy.  I am with the United Media Guild.  Your employees have organized and...

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Missouri Health Care For All: Brand new unit. Brand new contract!

Today, staff of Missouri Health Care For All (MHCFA), a statewide grassroots organization of activists engaged in health care advocacy, unanimously ratified its first contract. Congratulations MHCFA! The organization gave voluntary recognition a few months back and during that time,...

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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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ACLU of Kansas staff files for election to join UMG

ACLU of Kansas workers have solidified their mission of protecting and expanding constitutional rights in their own workplace by unionizing with the United Media Guild, Local 36047. On Tuesday, June 23rd, the workers filed for an election with the National...

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Navigating the Missouri unemployment system during a furlough

United Media Guild VP David Carson has gone through the unemployment compensation process for his first furlough week. Here is the link to the site. Here is David's summary: STEP ONE I just filed for my first week of unemployment...

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Filing unemployment claims during a furlough

  Filing for unemployment in Missouri and Illinois can be done online in fairly straightforward process. A member to who filed in Illinois said it was pretty easy. The Missouri on-line application also does a nice job of guiding you...

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NewsGuild pushes for public assistance for news media industry amid pandemic crisis

News-gathering operations are essential for a well-functioning society, especially in times of crisis. However, many newsrooms have been reduced to skeletal staffs and some have disappeared altogether. Declining advertising revenue, leveraged corporate consolidations, and asset stripping by vulture capitalists have...

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