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.