Union members approve one-year contract with Dow Jones

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A majority of the members of IAPE The NewsGuild-CWA Local 1096 that represent journalists at Dow Jones & Co. have voted to approve a new, one-year collective agreement.

Polls closed Friday at 12 p.m. EDT, and 94.3% of voting members approved the new agreement, while approximately 5.7% chose to reject the deal.

More than two-thirds — 67.4% — of eligible members participated in this ratification vote, the highest percentage for an IAPE election in recent memory, with 883 of 1,310 eligible voters casting electronic ballots. The Union’s election provider, TrueBallot Inc., certified the ratification results with a final count of 833 in favor and 50 opposed.

IAPE and Dow Jones representatives will now meet to sign a memorandum of agreement. Terms of the new contract will take effect immediately and will expire on June 30, 2023.

Dow Jones is the parent of The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s.