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About CWAPrintshops.com

This website is maintained by the CWA Printing, Publishing and Media Workers (CWA/PPMW).

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

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.

Find a printer on this site to receive competitive quotes for each and all of your printing needs. Then, work directly with the printer going forward. 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, we will be adding more printers.

Purpose, Heritage, Values

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

The CWA Printing, Publishing and Media Workers represent 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 our key values is our commitment to empowering working people to improve the quality of life for themselves and their communities. We encourage you to use this site to help get the most out of your union membership.

CWA Uses Districts to Identify Regions Where Printers Are Located

On the map, Districts are shown in the following colors:

  • District 1 is in Purple: CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
  • District 2-13 is in Blue: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
  • District 3 is in Teal: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA MS, NC, SC, TN
  • District 4 is in Red: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
  • District 6 is in Brown: AR, KS, MO, OK, TX
  • District 7 is in Yellow: AK, AZ, CO, IA, ID, MN, MT, NE, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
  • District 9 is in Green: CA, HI, NV
District Map