Dow Jones union: Two-thirds of workers want required vaccinations
Two-thirds of IAPE members responding to union surveys would prefer COVID-19 vaccinations to be required for any Dow Jones employee to work in the office, and 71 percent of members say they do not plan on volunteering to return to a Dow Jones office during the company’s “Phase 2” reopening stage.
Two IAPE surveys, conducted prior to the announcement this week from Dow Jones CEO Almar Latour that offices in the Americas are scheduled to proceed to Phase 2 on Sept. 7, received responses from approximately 20 percent of all IAPE-represented employees.
Not surprisingly, news staffers are the largest single component of survey participants, with 49 percent of replies to survey questions about desk packing and voluntary return plans, and 41 percent of respondents to questions about requirements for vaccinations, masks and COVID testing.
The union represents journalists at The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch.com and Dow Jones Newswires.
For survey results according to Dow Jones division — News, Sales, Technology and Other — see the IAPE website at iape1096.org/surveyresults.