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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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Local meeting planned for July 11 in Peoria

The United Media Guild will hold its next Local Meeting at 1 p.m. July 11 at Kelleher’s Pub & Eatery in Peoria. This restaurant, the site of our last Local meeting in Peoria, is on the riverfront at 619 SW...

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UMG journalists shine in Illinois

Even in the midst of difficult contract negotiations at GateHouse Media newspapers, United Media Guild leaders have remained dedicated to practicing outstanding journalism. Their outstanding performance earned awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors....

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TNG honors Shannon Duffy with movement builder award

United Media Guild business representative Shannon Duffy has remained on the forefront of movement building during his long career in organized labor. His tenure at UMG has featured closer interaction with activists at Missouri Jobs with Justice, Mid-South Organizing Committee...

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UMG brings employee concerns to top GateHouse executives

Business representative Shannon Duffy offered this report on UMG's excursion to New York City: New Media Investment Group, the umbrella corporation which controls GateHouse Media, held its first shareholder’s meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, May 21, in a conference...

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UMG explores impact of moving the Post-Dispatch headquarters

Like so many major newspapers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking to sell its building and move to smaller and less expensive quarters. United Media Guild business representative Shannon Duffy spoke with P-D publisher Ray Farris about the pending move....

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Press Club offers enterprise reporting grants

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis invites area journalists to apply for enterprise reporting grants to cover the cost of in-depth journalism of interest to its region. The grants of up to $10,000 are used to defray costs for...

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