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Manchester Guild Files 7-Count ULP Against Union Leader

The Manchester Newspaper Guild, which will picket the Union Leader's spelling bee Saturday, today filed a 7-count unfair labor practice complaint against their employer with the NRLB. "Our complaint, as well as one the company has filed against the local alleging 'bad faith bargaining,' mark a new and unprecedented LOW in the 72-year history of labor relations between our local and The New Hampshire Union Leader," Guild leaders told members in an email Friday night. "At the same time, our efforts together to mobilize both ourselves and the public in our opposition to the company's proposals has made a real difference. It really isn't a coincidence the company has retracted its retroactive pay and insurance proposals. Your picketing, and billboard, and personnel file requests and petition and stickers and tent cards and all the other actions we've taken together helped make that happen." Photo: Feb. 9 picket outside company event.

Keeping Our Union Strong Through Action and Thrift

Two things you should know as a Guild member right now: One, we unabashedly will be urging you to get involved in social justice and political action, especially when issues directly affect journalists and union members. Two, we are being frugal with your dues to keep our union viable in a difficult time. Photo: In past civil rights battles, Guild members have turned out for rallies and demonstrations. Here, Guild members march in Cleveland in 1983 for the Equal Rights Amendment.

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