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CWA Local 6300 Print and Media Sector - Kirk Whitaker, Margie Schwerin, Linda Morris-Cooley, John J. Ebeling, Vice President, Print and Media Sector

Waterville Typo 643/14115 left to right President Betty Adams, Andy Molloy, Keith Edwards

CWA 4250/CTU 16 Mary Sheeran Chapel Chair VP Michelle Tovo

CWA Local 7818 Spokane Mailers left to right Don Blaney, Ron Johnston, Chapel chair, and Mike Knisley
Cincinnati Local 4400
Local 4400 president Mary Wentz on the left and Cobb employee union chairperson Debbie Smalley on the right

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PPMWS Organizer Norm Stachulski and Michigan Democratic Candidate for Governor Mark Schauer
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Sector President Dan Wasser addresses Conference attendees
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HEADLINE NEWS
Nov 29, 2016
PPMWS Welcomes New Administrative Secretary

The Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector-CWA welcomed a new administrative secretary last month, Marcia Mikesell. Marcia joins the Sector after a lifetime of serving in all aspects within the publishing and communications field.

From her early start, using a wing mailer for a direct mail business; to resolving countless customer complaints at a major metropolitan newspaper; to numerous advertising sales positions; and most recently serving as Secretary Treasurer to Pittsburgh’s oldest labor union Marcia will use her extensive experience and knowledge to assist Sector President Dan Wasser in the day-to-day duties at the PPMWS headquarters.

"I knew that Marcia would be a good fit. Not only because of her background strengths and experience, but because of her great personality. Before long, the membership will see what a benefit she is to the Sector," said Wasser.

"I am delighted to continue in a career that will employ my skills and further develop my involvement within the printing industry at PPMWS Headquarters," said Marcia.

Please join us in welcoming Marcia to the Sector family.

Sep 30, 2016
As Company Demands Concessions PPMWS-CWA Local 1170 Stands United
For almost a year, members of Rochester, NY CWA Local 1170 employed at the Democrat and Chronicle, Gannett’s flagship newspaper, have been in negotiations for a new contract. Read More...
• • Former PPMWS Mailer Coordinator R. Hunter Phillips Dies
• • Buffalo Mailers M-81 in Negotiations with Buffalo News
• • Washington Mailers Local Ratify New Contract with Washington Post

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PPMWS represents over 8,000 workers in a diverse range of occupations in daily newspapers, commercial printing and mailing operations, graphic design, specialty manufacturing, publishing and distribution as well as the U. S. Government Printing Office. Our union combines the proud heritage of the International Typographical Union-the oldest continuously operating union in America-with the dynamic vision of the Communications Workers of America. The combination of these two influences provides our members and their families with responsive representation and progressive programs.

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CWA-PPMWS
219 Fort Pitt Blvd., 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-7268 PPMWS Main Phone Number
412-281-7815 PPMWS Fax
202-434-1100 CWA Main Switchboard
Dan Wasser, President
412-281-7845 Office of the President
e-mail: dwasser@cwa-union.org
Marcia Mikesell, Administrative Assistant
e-mail: mmikesell@cwa-union.org
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