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
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