The United Media Guild

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UMG active in multiple cities at the same time (it’s a Labor Day miracle!)

Labor Day is almost here and union members are busy making plans to turn out and march in a parade or perhaps attend some sort of festive activity.  Members of the United Media Guild are no exception; come Monday, UMG...

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We’ve come a long way

Selections from Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg about child labor.   They Will Say Of my city the worst that men will ever say is this: You took little children away from the sun and the dew, And the glimmers...

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A message from Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO:

We're asking people to support the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules because they will give working people—particularly women, youth and people of color—more time and money to care for their families. There's one more week before the comment...

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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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