Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Woo-hoo! Another Teamster organizing victory in MD

Welcome to our 102 new brothers and sisters in Cheverly, Md.! They not only voted to become Teamsters, but voted to approve a two-year contract as well. They're bindery workers, drivers and quality assurance workers at Craftsman Press.

They join 32 pre-press and pressmen employees at Craftsmen who've been members of the Teamsters Graphics Communications Conference for more than 30 years.

Ed Williams, President of GCC Local 285-M, said,
There is a lot of enthusiasm here for having a solid contract in place.
The bindery department, the drivers and the quality assurance workers reached out to the local because they wanted a similar Teamster contract like their friends in other departments, Williams said.

We like how Craftsman promotes itself on its website:
We're called Craftsman Press for a good reason. The name implies that something lasting and valuable is produced by people of great skill and collective ability, learned over many years.