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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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Fight For 15 Election Notice

The National Fast Food Workers Union (FF15) nominations are in and there are four individuals running to be Unit Chair and four other individuals running for the position of Vice-Chair.  The election will be held on Thursday, January 5, from...

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Fight For 15 bargaining unit to elect officers

The United Media Guild will soon accept nominations for the following positions: Unit Chair of its NFFWU bargaining unit Vice-Chair of its NFFWU bargaining unit Nominations can be offered by anyone in the bargaining unit.  Individuals may self-nominate.  Those members...

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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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Some Post-Dispatch retirees will now receive their pension payments through an insurance company

Some Post-Dispatch retirees will start receiving their monthly pension payments from an insurance company instead of the Lee Enterprises pension plan. Lee Enterprises purchased group annuity contracts from insurance companies to transfer $86 million in pension fund liabilities. Such “lift...

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Guild and St. Louis Review reach a new Agreement

The United Media Guild has reached a new agreement with the St. Louis Review, a weekly newspaper published by the St. Louis Archdiocese.  As the Archdiocese goes through a challenging period of renewal, UMG salutes both the Archdiocese, led by...

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