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Contract Extension Ratified

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Aug. 8, 2014 -- IAPE members at Dow Jones locations across North America have voted to accept an extension of their previous contract through June 30, 2015.

With more than 96% of ballots cast in favor of the extension, IAPE members opted to 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 15, 2014. The election was administered by TrueBallot Inc.

While 1,301 members were eligible to vote, only 465 ballots were cast before today's 12:00 PM EDT deadline, with a final tally of 448 votes in favor of the extension, and 17 opposed to the deal.

IAPE-represented employees in the Dow Jones payroll department will now begin the task of processing pay increases for Union-represented . . . | More

$10,000 Reward

DJ special writer and IAPE member David Bird has been missing from his Millington, NJ home since Saturday, January 11, 2014. Dow Jones & Company has offered a $10,000 reward "for relevant and useful information that leads law enforcement to the location and/or return of David Bird." For those familiar with the area, David was last seen walking on foot in the area of the intersection of Northfield Road and Long Hill Road. David is 6'1" and 200 lbs. with grey hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a bright red jacket with two yellow zippers in the front and blue jeans. Please call Long Hill, NJ police at 908-647-1800 with any leads or information. - More

What IAPE Does

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Jan. 7, 2013 -- Your union is involved every day in the effort to defend your contract rights -- and, every day, we're ready to help via a number of committees meeting with management on a regular, on-going, basis. | More


One-Year Extension

Jul. 15, 2014 -- The Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), Local 1096 of The Newspaper Guild - Communications Workers of America, is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with Dow Jones and Company on a one-year extension of the collective agreement covering some 1,500 employees across the United States and in Canada. The deal, agreed to by representatives of the Union and the Company on Friday, July 11, 2014, has been approved by the elected Board of Directors of Local 1096, and will be presented to IAPE members for a ratification vote later this month. The extension of the current collective agreement, which had an expiry date of June 30, 2014, but remains in effect thanks to a 60-day . . . | More

A Message From Bob

Jul. 15, 2014 -- The IAPE Bargaining Committee, which consisted of members of the Executive Council of the IAPE Board of Directors, has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a one-year extension of the current collective-bargaining agreement. The current contract expired on June 30 but was extended for 60 days by both parties, as called for in the contract. The IAPE board has voted to recommend the contract to IAPE-represented employees. We now ask that you, our fellow union members, vote in favor of the agreement during the ratification process, which will begin later this month. Under the one-year extension, salaries will be increased 2%, retroactive to July 1, the same as the increase in the second, third and fourth . . . | More

Nominations Open

Jun. 27, 2014 -- Notice is herewith given of the 2014 election of officers, CWA Delegates and all Location and Classification Directors, as provided by the bylaws of the Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), The Newspaper Guild - Communications Workers of America, Local 1096. Any IAPE member in good standing can nominate any member in good standing for any position for which the nominee is eligible. Good standing is defined, for purposes of nomination, as being current in Union dues or, if on leave, in good standing when the employee went out on leave, as of Friday, August 29, 2014. Self-nominations are permissible. Nominations must be in writing & must be received by the Election Committee . . . | More


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