PPMWS Organizer Norm Stachulski and Michigan Democratic Candidate for Governor Mark Schauer
PPMWS 2013 Conference
Sector President Dan Wasser addresses Conference attendees
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
PPMWS 2013 Conference
Oct 10, 2014
Pending Ratification 10 Post-Gazette Unions Ink New Three-Year Deal
All 10 unions representing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers have finished negotiating the economics portion of a new three-year pact. The agreement comes after a long and difficult series of negotiations. Ratification is pending. Pittsburgh Mailers Local M-22 and Pittsburgh Typographical Local 7 have had a long and contentious history of bargaining at the Post-Gazette. Read More...
Jul 14, 2014
Ken Prairie, longtime Typo rep, dead at 86
By Carl Hall Reprinted with permission from Ken Prairie, a veteran California-based CWA staff representative who helped newspaper printers through strikes, mergers and technology upheavals, died at his home on June 8. He was 86. Family members said he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March. He continued to work until just a few weeks before his death. Read More...
• • Pittsburgh Locals in negotiations with Post Gazette
• • Dorthea Brown-Maxey representing Media Sector Locals on the National Civil Rights and Equity Committee
• • Union Printers' Home
IAPTA settles label dispute with MADCO, Inc.
On November 30, 2012, the International Allied Printing Trades Association (IAPTA) settled its dispute with MADCO, Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri, over allegations of misuse of the union label. IAPTA is the trademark owner of the Allied Label.
Mark your calendar Sector's Annual Conference set for April 20th
The 2013 Annual Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Conference is scheduled to be held Saturday April 20th  in Pittsburgh. All locals should make arrangements to have representatives in attendance, it is a Constitutional requirement. Location, details and a conference agenda will be available soon. Contact the Sector office and check the website, www.cwa-ppmws.
Journal Register Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Journal Register Co., the publish- er of the Macomb Daily, Pottstown Mercury and Delaware County Times filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec- tion three years after emerging from a previous chapter 11 stint. all three newspapers employ CWA-PPMWS members.
Allied Files Suit To Protect Label In St. Louis Case
The International Allied Printing Trades Association (IAPTA) attorney Peter Leff filed suit in Federal Court on April 11, 2012 against MADCO Printing of St. Louis, MO alleging the company has “been affixing, applying, annexing or reproducing the Allied Label onto goods that it has been producing, knowing that it did not have permission from the IAPTA or a valid IAPTA License to do so.
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Over a century ago, when the labor movement began to aggressively promote union labeled products to show buyers the difference that trained, skilled and dedicated union workers make in product quality the printing “bug” was already in widespread use.
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Union Plus Program: The AFL-CIO supports a benefits program for all union members which includes a union credit card, loan program, motor club, dental program, ear care plan, etc.

Negotiated Pension Plan: Begun in 1967, the Plan now has over 750 participating employers, pays benefits to more than 22,000 participants and has over $900 million in assets.

Wages: Studies have shown union wages to be 20-30 percent higher than non-union pay.

Contract benefits: Union workers generally receive more and better fringe benefits- paid leave, life and heath insurance, retirement savings and pensions, etc.

Job security: most contracts secure against arbitrary transfers, demotions and unreasonable schedule changes.


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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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