The United Media Guild

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Members sought for Post-Dispatch bargaining committee

The United Media Guild would like to get a head start on negotiations for a new contract for our Post-Dispatch unit and Lee Enterprises. So we are seeking volunteers to serve on our bargaining committee. Here is how the process...

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Negotiations thaw: Guild withdraws ULP charges in Rockford / agreements reached on multiple issues

  During last week's negotiations, the Guild and the Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal Standard were able to come to terms on a number of issues.  One such issue was the settlement of the Unfair Labor Practice charges that the Guild...

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Pekin Daily Times ratifies new contract

  Tuesday, February 24, UMG members of the Pekin Daily Times unit voted to ratify a new two-year agreement.  The vote occurred at two meetings - noon and 6:00 p.m. - held in a private room of Goodfella's restaurant. The...

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Jobs with Justice unit ratifies new contract

  Our Missouri Jobs with Justice unit negotiated a new three-year contract featuring pay increases in each year of the agreement. The contract raises the minimum pay for a JwJ organizer by $2,000. The first year of the contract featured...

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UMG honors activists, journalists for outstanding work

The United Media Guild honored key activists and outstanding journalists during an awards ceremony Jan. 29 in St. Louis. The presentations came during the UMG's quarterly Local Meeting. Here were the award winners: TERRY HUGHES AWARD: St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter...

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Lee executives rake in millions

Life is good at the top for Lee Enterprises executives. With the company's debt somewhat under control after successful refinancing efforts, CEO Mary Junck got a hefty increase in total compensation in 2014. She earned a shade under $3 million...

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UMG to hold Local Meeting Jan. 29

The United Media Guild will hold its quarterly Local Meeting and Annual Awards Presentation Jan. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Lombardo's Trattoria, 201 South 20th St. in downtown St. Louis (in the Drury Inn next to Union...

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NLRB investigates new unfair labor practices at the Rockford Register Star

The National Labor Relations Board will have a field investigator in Rockford this week to probe management actions at the Register Star. The United Media Guild believes Register Star managers are harassing unit chair Max Gersh due to his union...

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