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Attention Guild retirees:  Today we hit 90%, which means that the settlement will move forward.  Thanks to everyone who helped reach out and locate some of their gone-to-ground former co-workers.  And a huge shout out to Mary Casey, who has...

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UMG files for Springfield, IL newsroom

  This past week I went to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Peoria, IL and filed a  'petition to represent' newsroom employees at the State Journal Register. Approximately 35 non-managerial employees work there and a September 4 hearing...

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Settlement in retiree medical lawsuit – mailing and meetings to follow

The United Media Guild, TNG-CWA, Local  36047, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LLC and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, have reached a settlement regarding the Guild’s claim for vested lifetime retiree health care benefits. The parties believe the settlement is a fair one...

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Reminder to laid off employees: Use your flex spending accounts! Also: Come to the Dislocated Workers Program on August 17

  This past Friday, 13 unlucky Guild members, along with five managers and five production workers, were part of yet another round of cuts at the Post-Dispatch.  As is getting to be the routine around here, the layoffs occurred mere...

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In Davenport, it’s Christmas in July!

Say!  Did you hear the one about the media corporation that kept laying off newspaper employees - and trashing their newspapers in the process - in order to give bonuses, raises and stock options to their corporate executives? No?  Well...

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After paying big bonuses, Lee delays funding pensions

  Not that there was any question before, but there should be no question whatsoever about their values now...   Over the weekend, Guild members - active and retirees alike - received a letter from Lee Enterprises about their Pulitzer...

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What could YOU do with $750,000?

A few years ago we had an organizing drive at the Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph, a former Pulitzer property.  When we filed for a representation election, we had signed A-Cards (authorization cards) from about 70% of the would-be bargaining unit.  However,...

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Mary Junck gets $500,000 bonus

According to a Lee Enterprises filing with the SEC, CEO Mary Junck has received a $500,000 bonus related to Lee's successful refinancing.  Additionally, Carl Schmidt, vice president, CFO and treasurer, received  a $250,000 bonus. Junck and Schmidt are the fiscal geniuses who way overpaid...

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