Guild workers at Digital First Media and GateHouse Media stand together against profiteering owners on World Press Freedom Day, May 3

A broad coalition of 1,500 unionized news workers will conduct a joint day of action on May 3 — World Press Freedom Day — as part of a national campaign to protest the corporate-led assault on quality journalism.

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Did you know when you work in a higher classification, you should be paid at a higher rate. If you have worked in a higher classification for any shifts since Jan.

We’re happy to report that our signing bonuses are included in this week’s payroll. Full time employees should be receiving $500 before taxes, and part-timers a prorated bonus based on their hours of work.

Members of the News Guild of Maine voted unanimously Friday to ratify a contract with MaineToday Media.