The United Media Guild

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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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UMG negotiates raises at St. Louis Review

United Media Guild members at the St. Louis Review ratified a new five-year contract that maintains strong jurisdiction language and provides increases to the pay scales. A Scale Senior Journalists with five years of experience got a 3 percent increase...

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Nominations for the 23rd Annual 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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NLRB charges GateHouse with labor law violations at Rockford Register Star

The National Labor Relations Board has charged GateHouse Media Illinois Holdings Inc. with multiple violations of the National Labor Relations Act for management actions at the Rockford Register Star. The NLRB investigated a complaint filed by the United Media Guild...

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UMG mourns the loss of Post-Dispatch columnist

The United Media Guild has lost one of its best and most prominent members. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell passed away after a short battle with cancer. One story tells you everything you need to know about the kind...

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