Guild still feels Jerry Tucker’s influence

The United Media Guild lost a valued colleague when labor activist Jerry Tucker passed away Friday. Jerry was an innovative and nationally prominent strategist based in St. Louis.

He served as Director of UAW Region 5 before helping found the Center for Labor Renewal and the Solidarity Education Center. As striking employers became increasingly difficult in the 1990s, Jerry helped workers gain power through alternative means.

As a Guild consultant, he helped us build internal and external organizing campaigns to ward off “open shop” language and gain fair contracts for our members at the Post-Dispatch.

Jerry had a profound impact on many Guild leaders. His teachings help us formulate and run various campaigns at the Post-Dispatch and other units.

He forever changed how we go about helping our members.

Visitation will be Tuesday at Archway Memorial Chapel, 111 Taylor Road in Hazelwood and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, 13820 Old Jamestown Rd in Blackjack. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. at the church.