Your Voice at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal
Board Confab Goes to OT
May 19, 2018--There's no way your IAPE leaders would rather spend a Saturday than huddled around a conference room in Times Square to debate the most pressing issues facing our Union. In a marathon meeting held at The NewsGuild of New York headquarters, directors and officers from around the country talked health plans, pay, job security and, of course, our next contract. READ MORE
The Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees (IAPE, IAPE1096 or IAPE Local 1096) has been run by and for the employees of Dow Jones & Company for over 80 years. We represent approximately 1,250 employees in 20 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our members hold a wide range of jobs—from reporters to computer technicians and programmers, from ad sales executives to staff assistants. Together we help publish and distribute the print and online versions of The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, and we work on products like Factiva and MarketWatch.
Our primary objective is to advance the economic interest and improve the working conditions of our members. The salary and benefits you enjoy are guaranteed to you through your IAPE contract. These benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, vacation days, and severance pay, have been fought for and won over the years through the collective bargaining process. Annual raises and other pay are also governed by the contract.
In addition to negotiating our contract, the role of the union is to help our members if they run into problems on the job—whether it is a problem with their boss, benefits or workplace safety. You have the right to bring an IAPE representative with you to any meeting at which discipline may be discussed. You don't have to go it alone!
Know Your Contract!
GRIEVANCES AND DISCIPLINE
If you’re called into a disciplinary meeting, you can request that a union representative attend as an observer.
Grievances must be submitted in writing, within 45 days after the alleged grievance occurred. If not resolved in timely fashion, the union can request arbitration.
OVERTIME and COMP TIME
Our official workweek is 35 hours. Overtime-eligible employees earn 1.5x pay for extra hours.
Employees who aren’t eligible for overtime can get comp time and/or 1.5x pay for work on a scheduled day off, depending on the number of hours worked and where they were worked. If you work more than two hours on a scheduled vacation day, you get that day back.
Pay and Diversity
Pay comparisons are a popular service among IAPE members. We can tell you broadly how your compensation compares to that of other union-represented employees in a similar location, with similar experience, or with other parameters that you can suggest. We can't and won't reveal personal information about other employees, but if you want to know what kind of salary ranges exist for your job, or how your pay ranks—we can help.
The conversation about diversity at Dow Jones is getting louder and louder, and IAPE is keeping it going. Take part in our ongoing series of candid discussion about our workplace culture in a comfortable, off-the-record setting. Here are some icebreakers to that got the group talking: What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? How are your managers working to ensure the company's goals around diversity? Do you feel comfortable talking about this subject with your managers? What's the culture like in your group?
Events and Training
IAPE Live Q&A on Slack!
Have questions about the contract? Want to know how to file for OT or comp time? Need to find your rep? Now you can get your answers from the comfort of your own cubicle! Join IAPE's regular live chat sessions on the union’s slack workspace (iape1096.slack.com) Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. ET and Fridays at 1 p.m. ET, starting June 19. Request access with your persona email, find the #iape_talk channel and join the conversation!
Steward Training in July at AoA
A strong base of stewards is critical for IAPE to function effectively, and this session will go over the fundamentals of begin a union representative--contract basics, disciplinary meetings 101 and welcoming new members. The training is about an hour and feel free to bring your lunch! If you aren’t in New York you can still participate remotely.
Watch your Inbox for more details.