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