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Post-Dispatch unit ratifies contract extension

The Post-Dispatch unit of the United Media Guild approved a three-year contract extension by a 71-23 vote Tuesday afternoon at the newspaper's downtown building. The extension -- the result of expedited bargaining earlier this month -- will take effect immediately...

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Post-Dispatch contract ratification vote

Post-Dispatch Contract Ratification Meeting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Post-Dispatch Building, Conference Room 206 The meeting will start at noon and your Guild staff, Local president and PD unit chair will be on hand to discuss what occurred during the bargaining...

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UMG votes Tuesday on contract extension

United Media Guild members will meet to discuss the proposed contract extension at noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 in Rooms 206 at the Post-Dispatch building at 900 North Tucker Blvd. After the contract is explained and discussed, members...

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NLRB cites State Journal-Register for surveillance, intimidation of UMG members

The National Labor Relations Board found merit in our Unfair Labor Practice charges against the State Journal-Register and GateHouse Media. Company managers (among other things) videoed our members during an informational demonstration outside of the newspaper building -- which is...

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Nine UMG members collect Post-Dispatch severance

As expected, several long-time United Media Guild members volunteered to accept lay-offs in place of the four reporters and one copy editor originally targeted. The company made this announcement: Under the terms of the United Media Guild's collective bargaining agreement,...

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UMG members step up for laid-off co-workers

The Post-Dispatch laid off several United Media Guild members last Thursday, including four reporters and one full-time copy editor. As of Tuesday afternoon, four of our members had volunteered to take the place of the laid-off reporters. Also, one copy...

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Post-Dispatch lays off UMG members

The Post-Dispatch laid off nine members of the United Media Guild, including seven full-time employees and two temporary employees. The impacted employees include four reporters, one editor, two editors working on a temporary basis, a work station operator and a...

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UMG to begin expedited bargaining with Post-Dispatch

Soon the United Media Guild will start expedited bargaining with Post-Dispatch management for a new collective bargaining agreement. Our current CBA expires Sept. 27. Rather than engage in comprehensive bargaining over dozens of topics, the UMG and the company will...

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