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United Media Guild, Detroit Unveil New Logos for New Era

It's new logos for two locals. It’s also evidence of what two newspapers have lost in talent: Both logos were created by artists whose papers laid them off. The growing St. Louis-based United Media Guild now displays its name and slogan around a raised fist clutching a rolled-up newspaper. The previous logo featured the famous St. Louis arch, but the local has grown well beyond the city. Detroit's logo has "a retro feel that (we) felt well represented our history,” Local Administrative Officer Lou Grieco said.

CWA Growth Fund invests In Guild's Future

A $211,000 grant from the CWA Growth Fund is helping the Guild focus on strengthening our ties to activists in five key groups: freelancers, journalism students Spanish-language media workers, independent interpreters and First Amendment advocates. With this work we aim to broaden significantly what it means to be a Guild member or ally. In each case, we reach beyond traditional membership models to try new ways of connecting to our fellow media and communications workers.

Canadian Unions Thwart 'Outrageous' Voting Rule

American-style union-busting continues to creep north, but unions and progressive lawmakers are fighting back and winning important battles. In recent months, CWA Canada joined a rising chorus of condemnation against a proposed bill that will sound all-too familiar to U.S. union members. It would do away with card check, which allows employees to form a union if a majority of them at a workplace sign cards. But thanks to labor's pressure, the bill’s worst provisions, anti-democratic voting rules that would make union elections nearly impossible to win, have been stripped out.

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