IAPE’s bargaining committee on Thursday received a positive response from Dow Jones on the union’s health care proposal calling for clear limits to each portion of employee cost sharing.
Company representatives told us they understood our concerns regarding unpredictable increases and our desire to have the limits included in our contract.
We expect subsequent discussions with the company to focus on cap levels, and we will share details as we are able while we work towards a deal on benefits. In the meantime, the terms of our current contract will continue through the end of October.
We think we will be able to reach an agreement sooner than that, but we will need your continued and visible support to make that possible.
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