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Steve Yount: 1950-2015


Oct. 2, 2015 -- Steven Yount, former steward, location director, and three-term president of IAPE TNG/CWA Local 1096, passed away on September 30, 2015. He was 64.

Prior to winning election in 2005 as top officer for the Local, Steve was a veteran, award-winning broadcast journalist who worked as a news reporter and news anchor at some of the premier all-news radio stations in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.

In September of 2000, Steve joined Wall Street Journal Radio in New York, He was transferred — along with the entire radio operation — to South Brunswick, NJ after Dow Jones offices in lower Manhattan were destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Steve began the Union-phase of his career as a member of the relocation committee which negotiated benefits for Dow Jones employees who were also permanently moved to South Brunswick after 2001. He was elected as one of the CWA Delegates for Local 1096 in 2003 and defeated incumbent Virgil Hollender to become IAPE president two years later.

Never one to mince words, Steve explained in a 2003 candidate statement it was while serving on the relocation committee that he "learned first | More

Bird Family Trust

IAPE will match contributions to the Bird Family Trust until we reach $10,000. Please continue to send your checks, payable to the Bird Family Trust, to the IAPE office (5 Schalks Crossing Road, Suite 220, Plainsboro, NJ, 08536), or mail them directly to the trust: Bird Family Trust, P.O. Box 234, Millington, N.J. 07946. If you mail your donation directly to the Bird Trust, please send a photocopy of your check to the IAPE office so we may deliver our matching amount. - More

Union Plus Mortgage Program

Aug. 3, 2015 -- Interest rates are still at an all-time low. Now is a great time to refinance or make your dream of homeownership a reality! The Union Plus Mortgage program, with financing provided by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage can help you with your mortgage needs whether you are refinancing your current mortgage, purchasing your first home or buying a new home. The Union Plus Mortgage Program offers union members, their parents and children some of the most unique safety-net benefits in | More

Raises This Week

Sep. 29, 2015 -- All 2015 IAPE-negotiated pay increases have been processed and will be paid in this week's payroll, including increase amounts retroactive to July 1st. The 2015-16 IAPE contract extension provides for three different types of wage increases for full-time IAPE-represented employees: Minimum Dollar -- Gross wage rates must increase by no less than $20 per week, or $40 per pay period. Scale -- For those paid according to our introductory pay scales, advancement to the next letter "step" within your pay Tier. Compensatory -- For employees paid above the scale rate for their particular experience, or above the introductory scale rate altogether, a flat 2% salary increase. Each full-time employee covered by the IAPE contract | More

Extension Ratified

Jul. 31, 2015 -- By a 567-75 margin, IAPE members at Dow Jones locations across North America have voted to accept an extension of their previous contract through June 30, 2016. With the final count, and more than 87% of ballots cast in favor of the extension, IAPE members approve a deal that will preserve all current terms and conditions of employment for another year and increase wages by no less than 2% for Union-represented employees. Introductory pay scales will increase by 1% and the minimum-dollar pay increase for full-time employees will be set at $20 per week. The ratification vote was open to all Dow Jones employees covered by this contract who were members in good standing as of July 13, 2015. The election was administered by TrueBallot | More

Voting Underway

Jul. 28, 2015 -- Despite a shaky first day of email and internet hiccups, voting is underway in the 2015 IAPE/DJ contract ratification. Online polls, administered by TrueBallot Election Services and Solutions, opened Monday morning. Email "invitations to vote" were delivered to all who were IAPE members in good standing as of Monday, July 13, 2015. However, even after assurances by Dow Jones that email from addresses would not be intercepted by the Company email filter, many e-ballots were redirected to spam or quarantine folders, or simply not received at all. Adding to the first-day woes, the TrueBallot website had a glitch of its own for some time, requiring voters to log in, cancel, and log in a second time in order to see their election | More

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