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Post-Dispatch outsources its copy editing and design jobs

Lee Enterprises

Post-Dispatch outsources its copy editing and design jobs

In a move the United Media Guild has long feared, Lee Enterprises announced it would move the design and copy-editing work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to its design/editing hub in Munster, Ind. Post-Dispatch management had long resisted the industry-wide...

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Sinking revenues force more Lee Enterprises cutbacks, draw shareholder scrutiny

The good news for Lee Enterprises: The company continues paying down its onerous debt at an accelerated rate. The bad news for Lee: Revenues keep declining, prompting cost-cutting that diminishes journalism content, its core product. The company is also drawing...

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Post-Dispatch unit meetings scheduled for Oct. 10

United Media Guild unit chair Joe Holleman and other local leaders will be available to meet with Post-Dispatch unit members twice on Oct. 10 to discuss contract bargaining. The meetings will be held at noon and again after work at...

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Lee Enterprises closes Missoula Independent after it unionizes

Journalists at the Missoula Independent organized with The NewsGuild hoping to save that alternative weekly. But rather than negotiate a first contract with journalists at the Independent, Lee Enterprises decided to shut it down. Last year Matt Gibson sold the...

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Post-Dispatch unit sets priorities for bargaining

The United Media Guild's Post-Dispatch unit held its first meeting to set objectives for our upcoming bargaining for a new contract. Wages, advertising commission/bonus plans, health care, layoff procedure and parking were among the key topics. Our contract expires Sept....

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UMG to hold Post-Dispatch unit meetings, discuss bargaining

The United Media Guild will hold two Post-Dispatch unit meetings to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. The first meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Missouri Bar and Grill on Tucker Blvd. The second...

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Layoffs Hit Post-Dispatch Newsroom

With revenues at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch continuing to decline, Lee Enterprises laid off four reporters and one photographer at the newspaper Monday. UMG's contract with the Post-Dispatch allows our members to volunteer to take the layoff in place of...

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The Southern Illinoisan newsroom votes to join UMG

Newsroom employees of The Southern Illinoisan voted unanimously Thursday to join the United Media Guild. The 12-0 vote means the eligible employees will be represented by the UMG as it bargains for its first labor contract with the newspaper's owner,...

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