Session 11: Building Momentum

IAPE’s bargaining committee has made headway at the negotiating table with Dow Jones on some of our proposals and we are focusing in on our priority items in an effort to reach a deal that our members deserve.

We’ve gained ground by winning added notice time for disciplinary meetings, some language improvements around disability leave, adding July 4th (and Civic Day in Ontario) to the list of holidays eligible for payout for the extra day worked and better information about our members.

But we are still far apart on our priority items—mainly job security and benefits—which we will be discussing again with the company next week. 

As we near the end of our 60-day extension period, we will need your help to ensure that the company knows our proposals have your backing. Stay tuned to email & the IAPE slack workspace for instructions on how you can show your support when we are back at the table fighting against unpredictable increases to your health insurance and job security provisions that provide you real protection in a dynamic industry.

And a reminder that we are still awaiting the company’s response on our wage proposal

In the meantime, share a photo of your new IAPE mug on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and contact our new Mobilizing Director, Stefanie Frey (, to learn how you can get involved and help get the word out about Bargaining 2019! 

Suggested language for Social Media Posts

  • “Supporting my bargaining committee as they fight for tktktk... health care, job security, pay, a fair contract....! #IAPEstrong” (Feel free to fill in with what's meaningful to you!)

  • “Strong coffee, strong union. #IAPEstrong”

  • “Proud to support my bargaining committee! #IAPEstrong”

  • “Proud IAPE member! #IAPEstrong”

Please be sure to keep your messaging positive and union focused.
We are NOT making noise about the contract, we are simply showing union solidarity and support.