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Nominations sought for Terry Hughes Award

Terry Hughes was 36 when she died of breast cancer on July 22, 1991.  A columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, her writing was clear, witty and descriptive, with a flair for portraying society’s underdogs.  Some of her columns chronicled...

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Springfield unit battles on for pay raises

Our Springfield unit is pressing on for a first contract at the State Journal-Register. After years of negotiating, the GateHouse Media is still offering what amounts to a pay cut for those of our members using company health care. Before...

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Truthout ratifies contract extension

Members of the Truthout unit ratified a contract extension through Oct. 31, 2018, during a conference call Wednesday night. Disciplinary procedures were a key issue in the negotiations. The extension introduced assigned steps -- three strikes -- and added a...

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Retirees honored at UMG luncheon

Retirees and other alumni from the United Media Guild's St. Louis gathered Oct. 27 for a luncheon at Lombardo's restaurant in downtown St. Louis. This was our chance to honor the great members who came before us and helped build...

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Top UMG officers return for new terms

The United Media Guild held two local meetings Wednesday for the purpose of receiving nominations for unit and local-wide officers. The result: No contested offices and the return of each of the UMG-wide officers to their position. Returning for new...

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Executive Committee Nominations

Wednesday, October 21, Local 36047 will have two local nomination meetings – at noon and 6:00 p.m. – in the Guild office (1015 Locust St, suite 735) for all Executive Committee positions.  The positions are three-year terms and will run from...

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UMG hosts retiree/alumni luncheon Oct. 27

All retirees and alumni of the United Media Guild are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Lombardo's Trattoria,  201 S. 20th Street in downtown St. Louis, next to Union Station. The luncheon is free for retirees...

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UMG campaign against GateHouse Media intensifies

The United Media Guild's public campaign on behalf of State Journal-Register members is continuing on multiple fronts. The UMG has been negotiating a first contract at the newspaper for three years. Many veteran journalists at the newspapers have gone eight...

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