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Nov. 29, 2016 -- A majority of IAPE TNG-CWA Local 1096 members at the "main" Dow Jones bargaining unit have approved a new, three-year collective agreement.

Following an extended voting period, and after the close of polls on Monday at 4:00 PM EST, the IAPE Election Committee announced 65.23% of voting members opted to approve the new agreement, while 34.64% chose to reject the contract.

791 of 1,187 eligible voters cast ballots for an impressive return rate of 66.64%, edging out the 65.69% of IAPE members who voted on the 2007-10 contract as the highest rate of voter turnout in recent years.

The Union's election services provider, TrueBallot Inc., certified the ratification results with a final count of 516 in favor compared to 274 opposed.

IAPE and Dow Jones representatives will now meet to sign a Memorandum of Agreement. Once done, work will begin on drafting final contract language and an updated job description document.

Terms of the new contract will take effect immediately. The new contract term is scheduled to last through June 30, 2019, though both the Company | More

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Notice is herewith given of the 2016 IAPE Dow Jones Contract Ratification vote: THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL GOVERN THE VOTE: 1. This NOTICE of IAPE DOW JONES CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE will be available to all bargaining unit members via the IAPE website www.iape1096.org as of Wednesday, November 16, 2016. 2. The election will be conducted by online voting. Ballot security credentials - More

Tentative Agreement

Nov. 15, 2016 -- IAPE members -- Following up on this morning's joint announcement of a tentative contract agreement between IAPE and Dow Jones & Company, we, the members of the Union negotiating committee, want to take just a few minutes of your time to explain what this deal means and what happens next. The bottom line: we now have a tentative agreement, and you will be asked to vote beginning this Friday on whether to ratify a contract. This won't be a straw poll; it'll be a binding vote. Consider it a referendum. Ideally, Dow Jones would be offering terms that we liked enough to comfortably endorse an | More


Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2016 -- PRINCETON, NJ (November 15, 2016) -- The Independent Association of Publishers' Employees (IAPE), Local 1096 of The NewsGuild - Communications Workers of America and Dow Jones & Company have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement covering some 1,300 employees across the United States and in Canada. The deal, agreed to by representatives of the Union and the Company, has been reviewed by the elected Board of Directors of Local 1096, and will be presented to IAPE members for a ratification vote later this month. The new agreement (succeeding | More

BOD To Meet

Nov. 11, 2016 -- The elected Board of Directors of IAPE TNG-CWA Local 1096 will be meeting tomorrow in Jersey City, NJ to discuss, among other matters, recent layoffs & buyouts and Dow Jones contract negotiations. (If you live or work in the NY/NJ area and would like to attend the Board meeting, please do. Start time tomorrow is 10:00 AM -- location is the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, we'll be in the Liberty Room.) A couple of points on buyouts and layoffs: based on information we have received from Dow Jones, our best guess at the total number of buyout recipients is 84, with 41 of those coming from the IAPE bargaining unit. On | More

Updates

Nov. 2, 2016 -- Following a memo to staff from WSJ editor in chief Gerry Baker, Dow Jones representatives confirmed to IAPE that layoffs will begin today at the Wall Street Journal, beginning with staff on the Greater New York section. In his memo, Mr. Baker announced, "Greater New York coverage will be reduced in size and will also move into the main section of the paper in the New York region." Shortly afterward, GNY employees were summoned to meet with department heads. If all GNY positions are eliminated, this first move by Dow Jones will result in 19 IAPE-represented employees losing their jobs through layoff. Other departments are | More


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