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About This Site

About CWAPrintshops.com

This site is maintained by the Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector (PPMWS)-Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Our printers are members of the PPMWS and are permitted to use the “bug” on their printed materials.

CWAPrintshops.com is a project of the Printing, Publishing, and Media Workers Sector (PPMWS) of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

The site operates as a not-for-profit service to the union and business communities. Our goal is simple: to make it easier and faster for you to obtain competitive quotes from CWA union printers.

Use this site, find a printer you like, and work directly with them going forward. Use this site any time you like to find competitive quotes for each and all of your printing needs. This site was originally a project of CWA Local 14156, which was established in NYC in 1850.

Please let us know if you experience any problems, or have any suggestions. And keep checking back with us. We will be adding more participating printers and more ways you can request customized quotes in the coming months.

CWA Print Shops

The purpose of the web site is to publicize and provide to the general public, Communications Workers of America, CWA Locals and their affiliates, easy access to printing services requiring the use of the “CWA Printing Sector Union Label” and one of the most recognized union labels in the industry.

The Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector of CWA represents men and women in a diverse range of occupations. Not only in the traditional means: daily newspapers, publishing and distribution, the U. S. Government Printing Office, and commercial printing and mailing operations; but also in the fields of graphic design, web design/ publishing, information technology professionals, programming and development, and specialty manufacturing.

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.Our 1987 merger into CWA was a recognition of the evolution of the information age in America and has proven to be a win-win situation for both organizations. We are proud to have been a forerunner of the movement to focus the strength of unions in information industries within CWA.

One of the key values that we share with CWA is our commitment to empowering working people to improve the quality of life for themselves and their communities. On this site and on the main CWA site, you will find information and resources which are designed for that purpose. I encourage you to visit here often and use these tools to help get the most out of your union membership.