Dow Jones, clearly offended by the Union's continued demand for wage increases in excess of 4%, responded with a proposal holding to their earlier pay offer: 2% in each year of the next contract. Industry standards, and all that. Same as non-union Dow Jones staff.
No disrespect to non-Union staff, but IAPE members have spoken: they demand more.
Union members responding to yesterday's survey on the Dow Jones 2% proposal were clear: 79.66% of members who responded (698 respondents out of 1,307 eligible IAPE-represented employees) said they would not accept an annual 2% wage increase. 40% of IAPE members responding rate the Company offer as "poor," 35.43% of those members called it "insulting."
13.14% of respondents opted to attribute their own term to the DJ proposal. Inadequate, insufficient, disrespectful, pathetic and sickening were among the most colorful. | More
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