Gannett announces more layoffs in near future; Publications not yet identified.

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Gannett announces more layoffs in near future; Publications not yet identified.

Good Morning Shannon and Jeff: I wanted to let you know about the attached communication announcing further austerity measures within the Content Division that will be going out today.  These measures may affect various Guild bargaining units.  The announcements regarding...

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What does Gannett’s recent Town Hall announcements mean to our members?

I realize that everyone is freaking out about Gannett's recently announced "changes."  But it's important to remember that most of Gannett's properties are not organized.  Those workers are 'at-will' workers and don't enjoy any statutory rights (unlike union workers).  So,...

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Virtual Rally Tonight! Support Gannett Journalists!

Public supporters of Gannett Unions are invited to a virtual rally this Thursday night, “Save local news: Gannett journalists speak out,” hosted by The NewsGuild-CWA. Whether you’re a union or non-union journalist, a supporter of local news, a member of the...

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UMG raises journalism concerns at Gannett shareholders meeting

The United Media Guild raised concerns about the state of journalism in Gannett during the company’s annual shareholders meeting Monday morning. The event, held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, was the first since the GateHouse-Gannett merger. On behalf of...

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State Journal-Register journalists successfully challenge early deadlines for print edition

Across  the country, newspapers are moving deadlines from late evening to late afternoon as part of the ongoing consolidation of printing, page design and copy-editing functions. Such move-ups prevent journalists from getting night news (meetings, sports events, crime, fires) in...

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Peoria Journal Star takes a stand on ethics, Gannett responds

The Guild fights every day for the craft of journalism, which is under attack from all angles – including newspaper managers. Another example came from Peoria Journal Star columnist Phil Luciano, the UMG unit chair at the newspaper. He wrote...

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Lee Enterprises, Gannett request furloughs with newspaper revenues plunging amid pandemic

Lee Enterprises and Gannett are asking our members to agree to furloughs during the next three months with those companies suffering big financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lee is asking our members to accept two weeks of unpaid...

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Springfield News-Leader newsroom votes unanimously to join the United Media Guild

The newsroom of the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader voted 13-0 on Friday to join the United Media Guild. Bargaining on a first contract there will begin shortly. We welcome this outstanding group of journalists to the UMG. They have continued doing...

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