July 15, 2014

For Immediate Release

IAPE & Dow Jones Agree To One-Year Contract Extension

PRINCETON, NJ (July 15, 2014) — The Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), Local 1096 of The Newspaper Guild - Communications Workers of America, is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with Dow Jones and Company on a one-year extension of the collective agreement covering some 1,500 employees across the United States and in Canada.

The deal, agreed to by representatives of the Union and the Company on Friday, July 11, 2014, has been approved by the elected Board of Directors of Local 1096, and will be presented to IAPE members for a ratification vote later this month.

The extension of the current collective agreement, which had an expiry date of June 30, 2014, but remains in effect thanks to a 60-day "evergreen" clause, provides salary increases of at least 2% for all IAPE-represented employees retroactive to July 1, 2014. All other terms and conditions of the 2010-2014 contract remain unchanged.

The extended contract would have a new expiry date of June 30, 2015.

"The team thought the extension was the better choice for IAPE at this point in time," said IAPE President, Bob Kozma. "The one-year extension preserves the current contract features and protections we have enjoyed. In addition, the one-year extension guarantees a wage increase for this year."

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The Independent Association of Publishers' Employees is the largest, single Union at Dow Jones & Company and represents more than 1,500 reporters, copy editors, technology employees, sales professionals, and administrative, production and support staffers at The Wall Street Journal, DJX, Dow Jones Newswires, MarketWatch, Barron's, Factiva, and other DJ companies & products.

For more information, please contact our office in Plainsboro, NJ: 609-275-6020

IAPE is online at www.iape1096.org

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