Reminder on t-shirt Tuesday...

Tomorrow, IAPE is headed back to the table with Dow Jones with a response that recognizes your value. Please plan to wear/display your new IAPE shirt throughout Tuesday to support the bargaining committee in that response. 

We understand not everyone can wear their IAPE shirt for the whole work day. You can drape it on the back of your chair to show your support for the bargaining committee. 

We are still gathering group photos (small and big groups welcome!) to circulate on social media. So feel free to organize a group shot on your own and send it to stefanie.frey@iape1096.org to be added to our social media channels. You can also post it on your own and tag @IAPE1096 on twitter, instagram, or facebook.  

For members in New York—we’ll have final pickups on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the 4th floor by the internal stairwell down to 3. We will also be in the Midtown meeting room on the 4th floor from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m with pizza.

T-shirt Tuesday today in support of fair increases!

As you saw from the bargaining update on Friday, the company offered the union 2% annual salary increases for the next three years. This T-shirt Tuesday, we ask members to wear their shirts or to display them at their desks for the day to show management that you support the bargaining committee as we fight for a fair contract. 

We are certain your hard work has helped give Dow Jones the “distinctive ability to prosper in the digital age” and we will continue to push for an annual compensatory increase that truly recognizes your value. We think we’re worth more. 

Many of you have already shared your stories of financial sacrifices you have made because of low salary increases over the years. We know members have had to work second and third jobs, move, sell cars, and ration money for their own medical needs. Please fill out this submission form if you also have a story to share. 

We understand not everyone can wear their IAPE shirt for the whole work day. You can drape it on the back of your chair to show your support for the bargaining committee. 

We are looking to gather more group photos (small and big groups welcome!) to circulate on social media. So feel free to organize a group shot on your own and send it to stefanie.frey@iape1096.org to be added to our social media channels. You can also post it on your own and tag @IAPE1096 on twitter, instagram, or facebook.

Continuing the Momentum

Yesterday was our first t-shirt Tuesday and we were pleased to see so many members participating in all locations. From group photos to chair photos, we could see the support for the bargaining committee as we head back to the table tomorrow. Check out our thread on Twitter, our collage on Instagram, or our Facebook post to see and share the photos! 

We will continue wearing our t-shirts every Tuesday until we secure the quality contract we deserve

If you still haven’t gotten your free shirt, here are some instructions from our organizers across the country on how to get yours for next Tuesday: 

  • NYC/1211 - Pickups are scheduled for Tuesday 10/1 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the couch area on the 4th floor by the stairwell that leads down to the 3rd floor. 

  • Princeton/SBK - Pickups are scheduled for Monday 9/30 from 3-4 p.m. in the coffee bar in the rotunda. 

  • Washington D.C. - Check in with Ryan Tracy or Theo Francis to secure your shirt.

  • San Francisco - Check in with Georgia Wells or Alex Lazo to secure your shirt.

  • Chicago - Check in with Austen Hufford or John Jurgenson to secure your shirt.

  • Los Angeles - Check in with Ali Berzon or pick one up from the box next to her desk in the back of the news side of the office.

  • Other offices - We are currently in the process of sending out your shirts! 

Also, a reminder that next month eligible voters will be receiving ballots in the mail for the election of a new president at our parent union, The NewsGuild. Check out the election page on our website for information on the election or the candidates themselves.

Action Item: T-shirt Tuesdays Start Today!

Today is our first t-shirt Tuesday! We plan on wearing our t-shirts every Tuesday until we secure the quality contract we deserve. 

We understand not everyone can wear their IAPE shirt for the whole work day. You can drape it on the back of your chair for the remainder of the day to show your support for the bargaining committee. 

We are looking to gather a plethora of group photos (small and big groups welcome!) to circulate on social media. So please organize a group shot on your own and send it to stefanie.frey@iape1096.org to be added to our social media channels. You can also post it on your own and tag @IAPE1096 on twitter, instagram, or facebook.  

If you still don’t have your shirt - here are some instructions from our organizers across the country on how to get yours today: 

  • NYC/1211 - Pickups are scheduled from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NYCFC meeting room (5th floor - old office behind glass wall behind stairs). We will also be around the couch area on the 4th floor from 2-3 p.m. handing out shirts. 

  • Princeton/SBK - Pickups are scheduled from 10-11 a.m in the coffee bar in the rotunda. We will also gather for a group photo in our shirts in the rotunda at 11 a.m. 

  • Washington D.C. - Check in with Ryan Tracy or Theo Francis to secure your shirt.

  • San Francisco - Check in with Georgia Wells to secure your shirt.

  • Chicago - Check in with Austen Hufford or John Jurgenson to secure your shirt.

  • Los Angeles - Check in with Ali Berzon or pick one up from the box next to her desk in the back of the news side of the office.

  • Other offices - We are currently in the process of sending out your shirts!

Tomorrow is our first IAPE t-shirt Tuesday!

This is a reminder for all our IAPE members to wear your red or black IAPE t-shirt tomorrow. Tuesday Sept. 24.  We plan on wearing our t-shirts every Tuesday until we secure a contract. It has been 67 days since we gave management our proposal on wages. The bargaining committee needs your help to increase the pressure so we can finally get a response. 

We understand not everyone can wear their IAPE shirt for the whole work day. You can wear it to the group photos we’ve planned around the offices and drape it on the back of your chair for the remainder of the day to show your support for the bargaining committee. 

If you didn’t preorder a shirt or pickup your shirt yet, no worries. We ordered enough for everyone and here are some instructions from our organizers across the country on how to secure yours: 

  • NYC/1211 - Pickups are scheduled for Monday 2-3:30 p.m. in the Gotham meeting room (9th floor) and Tuesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NYCFC meeting room (5th floor - old office behind glass wall behind stairs). 

  • Princeton/SBK - Pickups are scheduled for Monday 12-2 p.m. in the cafeteria and 3-5 p.m. in the rotunda coffee bar. And final pickup on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. again in the rotunda coffee bar. We will also gather for a group photo in our shirts in the rotunda at 11 a.m. 

  • Washington D.C. - Check in with Ryan Tracy or Theo Francis today to secure your shirt.

  • San Francisco - Check in with Georgia Wells today to secure your shirt.

  • Chicago - Many members picked up T-shirts at the bureau get-together last Wednesday. If you missed that hand-out, visit John or Austen at their desks to get your shirt, or more buttons and stickers. 

  • Los Angeles - If you don't yet have a t-shirt, please come see Ali Berzon or pick one up from the box next to her desk in the back of the news side of the office.

  • Other offices - We are currently in the process of sending out your shirts! 

We are looking to gather a plethora of group photos (small and big groups welcome!) to circulate on social media. So plan to organize a group shot on your own and send it to stefanie.frey@iape1096.org to be added to our thread.

Action Item: Create More Visibility

Today we started distributing IAPE buttons and stickers around all of the offices. We are asking members to wear or display them as we continue bargaining this week. We need all our members to come together to increase visibility throughout the offices for management to see that we deserve a quality contract.

Here’s how you can make that happen:

  • Wear your button in the office on your lanyard or bag. Laptops and notebooks are a good place to display your sticker.

  • Check in with your union peers and make sure they’ve gotten their IAPE gear. Email Stefanie Frey at stefanie.frey@iape1096.org if you need more in your area.  

  • If you haven’t done so already, make sure you check out last week’s action item where we asked everyone to display support at our desks by changing your desktop & screensaver image.

Action Item: Displaying Support at Your Desk

This week we are asking members to change their desktop wallpaper and screensaver to our campaign image. Let's keep these active throughout the rest of bargaining to continue spreading the word that "quality news deserves a quality contract."

Here are some quick instructions to guide you:

  • Go to this link.

  • Right click to save image. (Remember where you saved.)

  • To set as background image:

    • Right click the image that you saved to "Set as desktop background".

  • To set as screensaver:

  • Go to your display settings in your start menu. (Could be under "Personalization" or "Display")

  • Go to "Lock Screen" or "Screensaver".

  • Under "Background" click "Picture" and browse to find the campaign image.

Next week we will be rolling out new buttons/stickers that we can all wear in solidarity with our bargaining committee.

We recommend wearing the buttons on your lanyards and bags. Laptops and notebooks are a good place to display your stickers.

Stay tuned for more on other ways to support as we continue.

3 Simple Ways to Support & T-shirt Request

IAPE members deserve a quality contract and we still have some work left at the table before we reach that goal. The headway we’ve made over nearly three months of negotiations is in part thanks to members coming together to show management we are a united front in our needs. While the bargaining committee has been focused on crafting thoughtful advancements to our contract, visible support and participation from our fellow members is just as essential to our success. 

Here are 3 simple but impactful ways for you to participate:  

  1. Include IAPE in your email signature:  IAPE LOCAL 1096: WE POWER DOW JONES 

  2. Show your support on Twitter, by tagging @iape1096 or #IAPEstrong in your profile

  3. Use and keep your IAPE mug at your desk

Also in Wednesday’s bargaining update, we announced our next swag order. We are in the process of ordering t-shirts (as well as some other items) for all members. Request a t-shirt size & color by next week to help us finalize our counts. And stay tuned for upcoming events in your location to grab some new IAPE gear and to hear the latest news from the table!