The United Media Guild

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Journalists stand up to vulture capitalists at GateHouse Media

Across the New Media Investment Group/GateHouse Media empire, journalists are standing up for their craft and the vital role news-gathering operations fill in their community. Not long after newsroom employees at the Lakeland Ledger voted to join The NewsGuild, their...

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UMG to hold Local Meeting Sept. 22

The United Media Guild will hold a Local Meeting and social event at from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Flamingo Bowl at 1117 Washington Ave. in St. Louis. This event is for all active members...

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Lakeland votes in the Guild!

The United Media Guild congratulates the journalists of the Lakeland Ledger for voting in The NewsGuild 22-3 Thursday afternoon. That becomes the first newsroom organized in Florida -- and we expect more to follow, especially at papers owned by the...

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UMG mourns the loss of Robert Steinke

During his two decades at the helm of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, Robert A. Steinke built one of the strongest and most enduring local unions in The NewsGuild. He represented workers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis...

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The harsh truth about newspaper company consolidations

The consolidation of the newspaper business continues. Gannett hasn't given up on purchasing Tribune Co. as part of its ongoing expansion. The money guys behind New Media Investment Group/GateHouse, Fortress Investment Group, remain in "buy" mode they can maximize the...

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Attention Mike Reed: The battle escalates

Earlier this month United Media Guild business representative Shannon Duffy sent this letter to Mike Reed, the CEO of New Media Investment Group -- the parent company of GateHouse Media and its four newspapers that we represent in Illinois: Dear...

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GateHouse declares impasse, extends SJ-R wage freeze for three more years

During our battle for a first contract in Springfield, Ill., GateHouse Media has absolutely, positively refused to negotiate raises. The company took this hard line even though GateHouse emerged from bankruptcy flush with capital as part of its new parent...

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UMG awards scholarship to outstanding student journalist

One of the United Media Guild's core missions is promoting the craft of journalism during this critical time in our industry and in our society. At the recommendation of UMG vice president Joe Kenny, our executive committee voted to restore...

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