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Dayton Guild to Represent Unified Cox Media Copy Desk

As Cox Media Group made plans last year to consolidate its newspapers’ copy desks, a manager hinted to Dayton Newspaper Guild President Lou Grieco that Dayton stood a good chance of getting the work – so long as the Guild would waive its representation rights.  “Thanks, but no thanks,” was the response. Quietly, strategically, Local 34157 stood its ground. Ultimately the company realized that its only Guild-represented newspaper was a high-quality, cost-effective choice.

Union Members Nationwide Standing with Verizon Workers

Guild members in San Francisco were among thousands of CWA and other union members across the country who rallied Thursday in support of a fair contract for Verizon workers, part of a larger fight to save and restore good, middle-class jobs in the United States. Check out photos from rallies in the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., New York City and more. Photo below by Luke Thomas/Pacific Media Workers Guild and Fog City Journal.


Peoria Guild Members Show Community What's at Stake

Fighting to stop their parent company from outsourcing jobs at the Peoria Star-Journal, creative Guild members took full advantage of their city's annual  St. Patrick's Day parade. 

Grieving Daughter Shows Lee the Human Cost of Budget Cuts

Roy Malone is a St. Louis Post-Dispatch and United Media Guild retiree.

It was an emotional scene at the end of Lee Enterprise’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. There stood the young and very nervous Erica Douglas telling Lee directors and executives how her father, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch retiree, died a few months ago after Lee cut off his health care benefits.