July 1, 2006 E-MAIL PRINT

Outsourcing: Part Two

Dow Jones is proceeding with plans to outsource certain IT applications to Infosys. The end result is that after a "transition period" of between three and five months, 57 jobs will be eliminated.

Layoff notices will be delivered to both IAPE-represented and non-union employees (these layoffs will include managers and non-represented employees at Chicopee as well as IAPE-representyed employees at South Brunswick.)

While the company is obligated to follow the rule of seniority "wherever possible and practicable" when laying off union-represented employees, there are no such restraints for layoffs of non-union employees or managers.

We expect that affected IAPE-represented employees will receive notices next week, after a complete review of seniority issues in South Brunswick.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, call the union office (609-799-1520) or you can check the information on Help Desk.


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