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
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