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Contract Extension Ratified

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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 Inc.

52.21% of 1,243 eligible IAPE members cast a vote right up until today's 12:00 PM EDT deadline, with the last online ballot submitted at 11:56 AM. The voting count represents an increase over 2014 totals, when IAPE members were asked to approve a similar contract extension.

In July of last year, 1,301 members were eligible to vote, but only 465 | More

Bird Family Trust

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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 trueballot.com 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

Another Extension

Jul. 13, 2015 -- PRINCETON, NJ (July 13, 2015) -- The Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), Local 1096 of The NewsGuild - Communications Workers of America, has reached a tentative agreement with Dow Jones and Company on another one-year extension of the collective agreement covering more than 1,400 employees across the United States and in Canada. The deal has been reviewed by The NewsGuild and approved for ratification vote of the IAPE membership. The elected Board of Directors of Local 1096 has, by majority vote, opted to recommend the extension, which will be presented to IAPE members for ratification later this month. If approved by the membership, this would mark the second one-year extension of a collective | More

Vote YES

Jul. 13, 2015 -- IAPE members -- The Union Bargaining Committee, which consists of members of the Executive Council of the IAPE Board of Directors, has reached a tentative agreement with the company on another one-year extension of the current collective-bargaining agreement. The extension negotiated in 2014 expired on June 30, but the collective agreement provides for an automatic 60-day extension of terms and conditions. A majority of the IAPE Board has voted to recommend IAPE members accept this new one-year extension. As was the case in 2014, salaries will be increased 2%, retroactive to July 1, 2015. For employees paid according to our introductory tiers and scales, all scales will increase 1%. The absolute minimum salary increase | More


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