January 31, 2014

A Message From Bob

IAPE - We Make It Happen!

First we had the Bancrofts as owners. Now we have the Murdochs. We have endured Peter Kann and Rich Zannino as CEOs, followed by Les Hinton. Lex came . . . and went. The chandelier is going, too.

Through all the changes, one thing is clear: We, the employees represented by the Independent Association of Publishers' Employees, make Dow Jones & Co. happen.

Bob Kozma, IAPE President

From the Wall Street Journal to Barron's, from Factiva to MarketWatch — we make it happen.

From New York to California, Dallas to Toronto, Chicago to Washington — we make it happen.

From newsrooms to press rooms; from sales to customer service; building maintenance, circulation, finance, payroll, technology — wherever you see "Dow Jones" painted on a wall or stenciled on a door — we make it happen.

Managers may come and go, executives may change strategies seemingly overnight, but we remain steadfast because we know — we make it happen.

The new year is only one month old and look how tumultuous it has been. We await the news on News Corp's — and Dow Jones's — performance in the latest quarter. Management may once again say how it has to wring cost savings from the organization, and how the company has to do more with less. The leadership of your union will do all we can to counter management's desire to heap more work on its employees.

This year, IAPE and Dow Jones will negotiate a new collective-bargaining agreement, the contract that governs how we operate. With your support, we will do what we always do: get the best deal possible. We will do this because we know — we make it happen!



Bob Kozma
Independent Association of Publishers' Employees
TNG-CWA Local 1096
5 Schalks Crossing Road
Suite 220
Plainsboro, N.J. 08536