Times are good for New Media Investment Group, parent company of GateHouse Media, whose growing empire includes the United Media Guild-represented State Journal-Register, Rockford Register Star, Pekin Daily Times, Freeport Journal-Standard and Peoria Journal Star. "Times are good for executives like Josh Trust, recently promoted from his post as the Register Star publisher," writes UMG President Jeff Gordon. "Times are not as good for our members at these newspapers, who work in stripped-down newsrooms while enduring eternal wage freezes." Facing those conditions, members at Gatehouse papers rallied Oct. 27 and continue to engage their communities in their fight for fairness. Photo: Rally in Springfield, Ill.