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The IAPE Trivia Contest

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Feb. 12, 2016 -- IAPE members — as we get closer and closer to the expiration date of our current contract with Dow Jones (though, with this weekend's chill in the air, June 30th has never seemed farther away), it becomes more and more important for us, your Union representatives, to seek out suggestions about what YOU would like to see changed in the next IAPE/DJ agreement.

However, while thinking about modifications to this contract, we started to wonder how familiar our members are with this contract — the key document defining work rules and protections and guarantees every day in every department at Dow Jones. We realize that the contract isn't the first document people look at every day, or that our members don't read the IAPE agreement every day just for fun.

Because that would be weird, right?

Um . . . where were we.

Oh, right. IAPE trivia — and prizes.

Today, we are announcing a weekly contest to encourage IAPE | 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

Severe Weather

Jan. 21, 2016 -- Since 1997, IAPE-represented employees have been protected by a negotiated agreement concerning "Severe Weather Emergencies." The document explaining the terms of that agreement is posted at http://www.iape1096.org/info/documents/SevereWeather.pdf. In short, if a state of emergency is declared AND the roads or transit system you use to get to work have been closed by government order, you are still entitled to pay for the day if you choose to stay home from work. If you decide to stay home because | More


Contract Benefits

Jan. 20, 2016 -- With the New Year upon us, and with Dow Jones staff in the United States returning to work after a long MLK Day weekend, we offer yet another reminder to file for Holiday Pay . . . because, after all, it IS your money, guaranteed by your contract. But wait -- do you really know about all the ways the IAPE/DJ collective agreement provides for additional compensation, in time and money, beyond the regular salary you earn and pay deposit you receive every two weeks? Sure, we send out our Holiday Pay advisory before or after each contract-recognized holiday (eight holidays in the United States, nine for members in Canada) to let you know that Article VIII provides time and one-half for regular hours worked on holidays, and double-time for | More

On Endorsements

Dec. 17, 2015 -- The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Executive Board announced today, following a three-month poll of members across the United States, it has endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election. CWA is IAPE's parent Union, and is divided into a number of regional and industrial sectors. IAPE is a part of The NewsGuild (TNG) sector of CWA. Representing journalists across North America, TNG has historically abstained from CWA endorsement votes. Similarly, IAPE refrains from endorsing political candidates at any level. We recognize that many of our members are politically engaged, and we encourage that activity to the extent the Dow Jones Code of Conduct permits. As a Union, IAPE offers no financial support for any | More

Happy Holidays!

Dec. 17, 2015 -- From the officers, directors and staff of the Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), Local 1096 of The NewsGuild-CWA, please accept these best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. The IAPE office will operate at reduced hours over the holidays, and will be closed entirely on December 24th, 25th and 31st. We will also be closed on January 1st. We will be back at full capacity and ready to ring in the New Year on Monday, January 4th. As in, 2016. Wow. Where does the time go? Under the terms of the main contract between IAPE and Dow Jones & Company, December 25th (Christmas Day) and January 1st (New Year's Day) are recognized as holidays. If you are required to work on either | More


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