"It's a goal," they told us, "of News Corp and Mr. Murdoch."
Well, now we know who to blame.
Since 2012, Dow Jones has aggressively shifted healthcare costs from itself to you, nearly doubling the employee share of healthcare premiums to a planned 25% from 13%. What's more important to Mr. Murdoch than maintaining health benefits for employees whose hard work and industry-leading achievements Dow Jones leaders regularly extol? Things like a yacht for News Corp executives in Cannes, or a $40 million severance payment to an executive who resigned in disgrace.
Dow Jones notes that their plans (which aren't proposals — because management's current position is to eliminate contract references to healthcare) would still keep an employee?s share of premiums at the lower end of current industry standards. But the DJ argument still ignores the traditional bargain in which IAPE members have accepted lower wages in exchange for stronger health benefits at affordable prices. | More
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