Tentative Agreement reached for WSJ printing plant workers

The NewsGuild local that represents workers at the Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones properties (IAPE 1096) announced Monday that they have reached a tentative agreement for a new two-year contract covering about a dozen employees at the company’s Bowling Green, OH, printing plant.

The agreement provides for 2% pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2021, as well as lump-sum payments of 0.75% of each employee’s pay as of July 1. Effective July 1, 2022, wages will increase again by 2%. Minimum salaries have also been increased.

Juneteenth will be a contract-recognized holiday beginning in 2022 and employees will be excused from work early on evenings prior to a requirement to serve jury duty.

Union members at the Bowling Green plant will vote on the tentative agreement through a mail-in election.

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