Scenes from the 2015 Conference

Scenes from the 2015 Conference

PPMWS Organizer Norm Stachulski
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
Nov 09, 2015
CWA Statement on Release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Texts
The following is a statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the public release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership texts: With the release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership texts, it's finally time to learn whether the TPP is, in fact, nothing more than the latest in a long line of trade agreements negotiated by and for the 1 percent. Read More...
Oct 26, 2015
Conference Report
Conference Delegates Unanimously Adopt Proposition on Organizing; Approve CWA Merger Extension-- In his opening address to the full CWA Convention, newly elected CWA President Chris Shelton pledged to spend every day for the next four years strengthening our union and rebuilding our beloved labor movement. "I lived the American Dream because I was lucky enough to have a union job, a CWA job, and CWA knew how to fight so that all its members could enjoy their piece of the American Dream,” Shelton said. "CWA needs each and every one of us to unite to join the fight to become a union like we have never been before, one where every member has every other member's back, one where every local joins with every other local, and there are no phony dividing lines between districts and sectors or from one occupation to another. A union where we all fight side by side in every fight, everywhere." Read More...
• • The Sector is Moving
• • GPO is Hiring
• • Former Local 14200 President 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.

Does Your Company Market Its Label?

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.
Union Plus CWA Member Benefits

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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Dan Wasser, President
412-281-7845 Office of the President
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