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

Scenes from the 2015 Conference
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
Dec 21, 2017
Post-Gazette Hires Union Busting Firm to Head Negotiations
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, owned by the privately held, highly profitable Block Communications, is once again in negotiations with its unions and, you guessed it, they are asking for huge concessions from the already beleaguered workforce. Read More...
Mar 20, 2017
2017 President's Report
As I prepare this report and we are slated for the 28th Sector Conference in Pittsburgh, I am reminded that 2017 marks 30 years since we merged with CWA as the Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector. We all have seen quite a lot of changes in those 30-years; some for the good, some for the not so good, and maybe everything in between. Read More...
• • PPMWS Welcomes New Administrative Secretary
• • As Company Demands Concessions PPMWS-CWA Local 1170 Stands United
• • Former PPMWS Mailer Coordinator R. Hunter Phillips Dies


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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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 was created by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to help unions recruit and retain members and to provide union members and their families with high-quality consumer benefits and services.



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Look for the familiar printing “bug” The bug guarantees that the men and women who work on your printed materials receive decent wages and benefits in plants which practice responsible labor-management relations. When you patronize union plants you are helping to maintain the union advantage in the printing industry.

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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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  Mailing Address:
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
Marcia Mikesell, Administrative Secretary
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