Digital First Media workers unite to fight for fair contracts
posted: January 13, 2016

Today we are launching a national, coordinated campaign to win fair contracts with wage increases for the nearly 1,000 Guild-represented employees of Digital First Media. More from Digital First Media Workers

Labor Day 2015
posted: August 8, 2015

Click to view images of the 2015 Labor Day parade held in Detroit, MI

Help Wanted
Posted: September 8, 2014


The Newspaper Guild of Detroit, TNG-CWA Local 34022, is looking for a business partner or partners to work with us to enhance and improve these two papers, which have long, proud histories of solid service. More

Michigan Catholic Contract Agreement 2014
Posted: June 29, 2014
MC Contract Agreement

Tenative Agreement reached with Michigan Catholic Company
Posted: March 26, 2014

The Detroit Newspaper Guild has reached a tentative agreement with the Michigan Catholic Company for a new contract. If ratified, and we recommend that unit employees vote yes, it will be the first new contract there since the last one expired in 2010.

Farewell Message from Lou Mleczko
Posted: February 26, 2014


loumlezckoThe election last week of John Gallagher as the new President of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit marks the end of my 38 years as your Guild leader. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to represent you during what have been some of the most tumultuous times in Local 34022’s 80-year history. Permit me to share a few memories with you....More


New Guild Logo
Posted: January 24, 2014



Here is the new logo for the Newspaper Guild of Detroit. Congratulations to the winning artist, former Free Press artist David Pierce, who will receive a $100 gift card!




Impact of their plan on employees at newspapers
and television stations

Posted: January 3, 2014

Read the letter to Gannet

Guild Logo Contest
Posted: January 3, 2013

logocontestThe Guild needs a new logo. For many years, we’ve used the same logo as our international. It’s a classic, no doubt, even iconic. But given our history of strength and independence, shouldn’t our local have its own symbol? Something unique to us, our region, our bargaining units and members?

Detroit Newspaper Guild letter to Fox 2
General Manager Mike Renda

Posted: October 23, 2013

Read the letter

Detroit Newspaper Guild letter to the Editor
of The Detroit News

Posted: October 7, 2013


As representative's of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, we read Nolan Finley's Oct. 3 column Read the letter

Social Media @Work: What You Need to Know
Posted: September 24, 2013

Newspaper editorial employees are under great pressure to use social media like Facebook
and Twitter in their work. PDF

Charles Ramirez Arbitration Decision
Posted: September 13, 2013

Transfer from Reporter Classification to Copy Editor Classification PDF

Independent contract (Macomb Daily-Daily Tribune)
Posted: August 1, 2013

Agreement 21st CMH /Independent Local 22

Detroit News and Free Press Contract Agreements
Posted: July 25, 2013

Detroit News | Free Press

Farewell Party for Lou Mleczko
Posted: July 23, 2013

The farewell party for Lou Mleczko will be held August 7th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Anchor Bar 450 Fort Street in Detroit. The party is being hosted by guild attorney Duane Ice. Get the Flyer




Statement from The Newspaper Guild-CWA
Posted: July 19, 2013

Statement from The Newspaper Guild-CWA on July 11 Detroit Police arrest of Free Press photojournalist Mandi Wright: View Statement

Letters sent to publisher of Free Press, Detroit Chief of Police regarding illegal arrest of photographer
Posted: July 18, 2013

Newspaper Guild President Lou Mleczko sent letters to publisher Paul Anger and Chief of Police Craig regarding the illegal arrest last week of Photographer Mandi Wright

Letter to Anger Letter to Craig

Detroit Guild Announces Hiring New Administrative Officer; Current A.O. Lou Mleczko to Retire Aug. 1st.
Posted: June 18, 2013

I am pleased to announce that Lou Grieco, President of the Dayton Newspaper Guild and a veteran reporter for the Dayton Daily News, will be the new Administrative Officer for the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, Local 34022. More

Observer & Eccentric Guild Unit Information Meeting
2 p.m. Thursday, June 20th DNA Academy, 2nd Floor

Posted: June 14, 2013

Officers from the newspaper guild of Detroit and the National Employees Health Plan (NEHP) will be in attendance to provide details about your new health insurance coverage, which begins July 1st. More

Metro Council of Newspapers Unions Retiree Information MTG Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M.
Posted: May 6, 2013

11420 East Nine Mile RD, Warren, Three Blocks West of Hoover RD.

Retirees of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, Local 34022; Teamsters Local 372, GCC Pressmen Local 13-N and Detroit Typographical Union Local 18 will be sponsoring a joint retiree membership meeting on May 15th to answer your questions and concerns regarding the new health insurance coverage that begins June 1st.

Officials from Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield and NEHP (National Employee Health Plan) will be in attendance to help you understand the new health insurance coverage that was negotiated by the unions earlier this year for employees and retirees of the News, Free Press and Detroit Media Partnership.

You can attend either session. Call the Guild office at 313-963-4254, or send Lou Mleczko an e-mail at to indicated which session you be attending. The union hall is located on the south side of Nine Mile Road about three blocks west of Hoover Road. There is free parking located adjacent to the union hall.
I look forward to seeing you May 15th.

Lou Mleczko
President, Local 34022

ABM Signs Contract with Guild; $200.00 Signing Bonus to be Distributed by May 10th
Posted: May 3, 2013

The Newspaper Guild and ABM have signed the new three-year contract for janitors, and the $200.00 signing bonus will be distributed to employees by May 10th More

Independent Newspapers Agreement
Posted: April 4, 2013

Infoormation on new Agreement More

Posted: March 19, 2013

6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 20TH
Newspaper Guild Office, Michigan BLDG., 220 Bagley AVE, Suite 1000,
Between Grand River & Clifford, Downtown Detroit

O&E Guild members will be voting to ratify a tentative agreement reached Friday, March 15th, between the Newspaper Guild of Detroit and the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. The tentative agreement mirrors the recent contract settlements with the Detroit Free Press & the Detroit News. Contract highlights include:

*Three-year contract with 1% raise on 7-1-13; 7-1-14; and 7-1-15.
*New health insurance coverage with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Blue Care Network-5) and DenteMax of Michigan
*Health plan commences 7-1-13 with 1% increase in co-payments in each year of the contract.
*Elimination of front-end deductibles of $300/$600 and smoker/spouse monthly surcharge
*Telephone reimbursement of $50. Per month for eligible employees or 50 cents per call for all other Guild members.
All other terms and conditions of existing contract remain in place.
You must be in attendance to vote. No proxy or absentee ballots allowed

Bargaining Bulletin:
Posted: March 19, 2013

First bargaining with 21st CMH Acquisition. More

Independent Newspapers Bulletin
Posted: February 28, 2013

Journal Register and 21st CMH Declare War on Employees and Unions.
There is no other way to see it. More

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