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Posted on Sat, 15 May 2004 at 1:46



I work in a small shop with two screen printers. my boss seems to be a big union supporter. I was wondering what the average union wage was.
I would also like to know what union would represent screenprinters.
Thanks,
Mike Sullivan

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Anonymous says: Mike, I have only heard about 1 Union shop in 17 years in the biz, and it was run by the owner, a SF,CA Liberal. There is NO "UNION" wage for screen printers, depending on what part of the country you ...

Mike,
I have only heard about 1 Union shop in 17 years in the biz, and it was run by the owner, a SF,CA Liberal.
There is NO "UNION" wage for screen printers, depending on what part of the country you live in, a pressmen makes$11 an hour, a production manager makes $13 hr. I used to make $13 an hour to run a shop in Texas, I now make $80,000 a year to MATCH COLOR for a flexo press. Good luck making it in the screen side, the money is in flexo packaging, Thomas Dunn thomasdunn13@comcast.net

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 1:37pm
Anonymous says: I wouldn't be able to tell you what the 'average' union wage would be, but I can tell you that there is a general livable and living wage for anyone who is a working citizen in America. Livable wage in ...

I wouldn't be able to tell you what the 'average' union wage would be, but I can tell you that there is a general livable and living wage for anyone who is a working citizen in America. Livable wage in most areas would probably start at around $12 an hour in order to get by without going into complete debt. A living wage which would provide for all of your necessities, including a possible family is closer to $17 and hour and up. Both of these wages, of course, imply that you also have full benefits where you are working.

I am not an expert, but if you would like to know of a union which can give you more info, get in touch with the Industrial Workers of the World. They have a website, www.iww.org - and their General Secretary Treasurer is an experienced screen printer herself.

The IWW would certainly represent screenprinters like yourself. You should contact them!

T.

posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 11:21am

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