IAPE and Dow Jones representatives moved off-the-record for a significant portion of Tuesday's meeting, in an attempt to bridge the gap in respective pay proposals.
While the Union has remained at wage increase proposals of 3.5%, 4.5% and 4.5% since August 30th, the reality of this bargaining situation is IAPE reps have been focused on getting management to move off its 2% position — and have hardly discussed the Union's proposal at all.
After off-record talks Tuesday, Dow Jones returned to the bargaining table with a new proposal on wages — though one without any change in guaranteed percentage increases in any year of the next contract.
This new proposal from management sticks to 2% compensatory increases for 2016, 2017 and 2018, but offers to match any pay raise granted | More
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