Craftsman Press Workers Vote Yes for Teamsters Membership
WASHINGTON, DC—May 19, 2011—A majority of bindery workers, drivers and quality assurance workers at Craftsman Press, a printing facility in Cheverly, MD, recently voted to become Teamsters, along with voting in a two-year contract. The new unit of 102 members joins the 32 other employees at Craftsman Press who are already members of the Graphic Communications Conference (GCC) of the Teamsters.
“The bindery department plus the drivers and quality assurance employees reached out to us because they wanted to be covered by a similar, strong Teamster contract like their friends in other departments,” said Ed Williams, president of GCC Local 285-M. “We have represented the 32 pre-press and pressmen employees at Craftsman for more than 30 years.”
Craftsman is a direct-mail, heatset web offset printing facility that produces pieces for regional and national projects.
“There is a lot of enthusiasm here for having a solid contract in place,Æ said Williams.
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