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Contract Time Again

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Apr. 1, 2015 -- IAPE members — it's that time again.

The one-year extension of our 2010-14 collective agreement will expire in three months, and either Dow Jones or IAPE may initiate negotiations beginning May 1st. IAPE representatives are busy preparing proposals for a new contract with Dow Jones & Company. Officers will be visiting with members at many of our locations, and IAPE directors will meet on April 24th to discuss the Union's bargaining plans.

And, as we do before every round of contract talks with Dow Jones, we'll be reaching out to you, our members, for your input and suggestions.

We're curious: what does the IAPE contract mean to you? What would you like to see changed or added? Which current provisions would you like to see improved, and which ones would you absolutely refuse to modify?

This is your chance to tell us what you want in your contract. Don't be shy, we welcome all suggestions.

Please feel free to reach out to an IAPE director or steward near you, or contact us at the IAPE office. And stay tuned for contract bargaining updates — July 1st will be here before you know it. | 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. Contributions may also be made directly to the family's YouCaring fundraiser account. Please also inform IAPE of any donations delivered via that website. - More

What IAPE Does

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Apr. 1, 2015 -- 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


In Memoriam

Mar. 25, 2015 -- David C. Bird, who went missing on January 11, 2014, after going for a walk near his home in Millington, NJ, was found dead on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. David, 55 years old when he vanished, was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones for more than 20 years. He is a former reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press, The Times of Trenton, the Lawrence Ledger, AP/Dow Jones, McGraw Hill News, and Knight-Ridder. A 1980 journalism graduate from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, David graduated Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville in 1976. He attended elementary school at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ, where he grew up. In 1989, David met his future wife, Nancy Fleming, while they were both | More

RIP, David Bird

Mar. 19, 2015 -- From The Wall Street Journal: David Christopher Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was missing for more than a year, has been found dead near the site of his disappearance, New Jersey police said. Canoers found a body in northern New Jersey's Passaic River on Wednesday. It was identified as Mr. Bird through dental records on Thursday, the police said. The discovery marks the end of more than a year of searching for Mr. Bird, 55 years old. He worked for Dow Jones for more than two decades, most recently covering energy markets. Mr. Bird leaves behind a wife and two teenage children. "The Bird family would like to thank the many members of law enforcement, especially Chief Michael Mazzeo and the Long Hill Township Police Department, for | More

Dues Cap Increase

Feb. 19, 2015 -- IAPE members -- when you have a chance to look at your Dow Jones pay statement today, many of you will notice a small increase in your bi-weekly IAPE dues assessment. Effective this pay period, the capped amount on Union dues has increased from $20.77 to $21.19 per pay period. The percentage rate for IAPE dues -- 0.7% of base pay (and commissions, where applicable) -- has not changed. The only members immediately affected by this increase are those with gross, bi-weekly salaries of $2,967.14 or higher. On November 18, 2005, IAPE members approved the following in a membership referendum: Dues shall be assessed at a rate of 0.007 (or 0.7%, collected on base pay plus commissions only) with a cap of $20.77 per pay period, effective on the | More


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