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 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!