What is a Union Printing Company?
A union printer is a group of workers who forms an organization to gain:
- Respect on the job
- Better wages and benefits
- More flexibility for work and family needs
- A counterbalance to the unchecked power of employers
- A voice in improving the quality of their products and services
What does being a union printing company accomplish?
Unions have made life better for all of Americas workers by helping to pass laws ending child labor, establishing the eight-hour day, protecting workers safety and health and helping create Social Security, unemployment insurance and the minimum wage. Unions are continuing the fight today to improve life for all working families in America.
Why Choose A Union Printing Company?
Union print company workers typically have better working conditions and are active participants in the economy, particularly at the local level, since they are more prone to patronize locally owned businesses and have a Buy American attitude.
More than 75 percent of union printing company workers have health benefits. Less than half of nonunion workers have health coverage. They are less likely to use emergency rooms or go untreated, and are not a burden to the public coffers.
Nearly 70 percent of union printing company workers have a pension. Only 14 percent of nonunion workers have one.
The 10 states where unions are strongest have higher earnings, better health coverage, less crime, more civic participation, less poverty and better schools than the 10 states where union membership is lowest.
That is why more and more of Americas workers want union jobs or want a union where they work. More than 42 million nonunion workers say they want to join a union. However, employers often harass and intimidate workers when they join together to form their union. That is wrong, often illegal and most definitely a violation of the human rights of those workers.