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UMG and Springfield News-Leader reach a Tentative Agreement on a first contract

In December of 2019, newsroom employees at the Springfield News-Leader signed authorization cards that triggered an NLRB election for union representation. Their efforts were successful and, after meetings to discuss and craft contract proposals, the United Media Guild began bargaining...

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Post-Dispatch members decline Lee Enterprises’ furlough request

Guild members at the Post-Dispatch voted 48-11 on Wednesday to decline Lee's request for two weeks of unpaid furlough. The vote was held digitally via Election Runner Per our collective bargaining agreement with Lee, the company could not impose furloughs...

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Guild urges Post-Dispatch members to reject Lee’s furlough request

The executive committee of the Post-Dispatch unit of the United Media Guild has been working over the past two weeks on the proposal by Lee management that asks our members to approve a plan that calls for each of our...

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Comptroller of New York State writes Gannett CEO Mike Reed

STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER   September 2, 2022 Mike Reed, Chairman & CEO Gannett Co., Inc. 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107-0150 Dear Mr. Reed: I write as Trustee of the New York State...

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An update on the strike at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

by Jon Schleuss President, The NewsGuild If you’re a NewsGuild member, you’ve probably gotten a text from a striker (or maybe me!) in the last few days asking you to support our striking members here in Pittsburgh. We’ve been working...

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ACLU of Missouri signs first collective bargaining agreement.

The ACLU of Missouri and the United Media Guild signed their inaugural collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday, January 5 after more than a year-and-a-half of contract negotiations.  The five-year agreement has wage increases every year, increased insurance coverage for employees...

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Kansas City Star unit ratifies first-ever contract.

by Kansas City Star Unit Chair, Glenn Rice   After six months of bargaining, the Kansas City News Guild, a bargaining unit within the United Media Guild, unanimously approved its first collective bargaining agreement. Every single member of the (51...

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Fight For 15 elects new unit leaders

The polls have closed and the results are in. Blue Rainer is the new unit chair (Megan Greene came in second, followed by Matt Bernico and Sapphire Garcia). Patrick Malone is the new vice-chair (followed by Shakeisha Young, Aquita Brown and...

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