Union printing is a specific service, and very few screen printing shops actually meet the requirements to provide it. Union printing shops provide screen printing services and belong to a union and are allowed to produce screen printed goods to other unions and union members.
STL Shirt Co is proud to be a union shop. We offer union printing services for all your union’s screen printing and garment needs and have served as the go-to union printing shop in the Edwardsville community and across the country for many different unions across many industries, including fire departments, tradesmen, and autoworkers.
Shopping From A Union Printing Shop
Union printing is a service that not only union members and union-affiliated organizations benefit from! In fact, even if you do not belong to a union, you can enjoy the superior screen printing services of your local union printing shop, STL Shirt Co..
Going to the union shop serving Edwardsville, IL for your screen printing and embroidery services means that you’ll receive great quality print work every time. Patronizing a union print shop for your Edwardsville, IL printing needs rather than a non-union shop, is a way for you to support better working conditions and the local economy. Union membership can become a divisive issue and people have differing opinions, but when it comes to searching for the best screen printing services offered to the Edwardsville, IL area for any need, STL Shirt Co. is the answer for you, whether you are a union member or not.
Reasons to choose a union printing shop:
- Capability: Union shops are informed and involved in the printing industry. We are up on the newest trends, techniques, and materials and have the proper equipment and qualified employees to offer the best quality screen printing work you can find.
- Quality: To our last point, union screen printing shops produce the best work. We are proud of the work we do. In fact, we mark each piece we produce with a label, known as a union bug, to show off our union affiliation and to guarantee the quality of our work.
- Turnaround: As a union printing shop, we know that some orders are time-sensitive and we have the ability to produce large orders quickly. When you need an order of 300 shirts last minute for your union event, no problem! Just put in a rush order.
- Support of workers: Using a union printing shop is a way to support an establishment that provides above-standard working conditions and employs skilled workers. Your business allows us to support our union screen printing workers with fair pay and benefits, which in turn supports our local community and the US economy.
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Made in the USA
Union organizations have rules for working with other businesses. As a union shop, we are familiar with the union requirements and guidelines for purchasing goods and services from other businesses. One of those requirements is ensuring that materials, labor, and goods come from within the United States. Selecting a union print shop that serves Edwardsville, IL to fill your screen printing order means that everything will be done as locally as possible. All of our printing is done right here in St. Louis, Missouri. We print on the best quality garments, which are made in the USA whenever possible./p>
Union Printing Requirements
To be allowed to do union printing, a screen printing shop must meet certain requirements. STL Shirt Co.’s employees are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Allied Printing Union Local 6300. This allows our screen printing shop to do work for unions in all industries throughout the country.
To let union customers know that their t-shirts, hats, polos, or other screen printed apparel was produced by an actual union printing shop, a union bug is printed on all union printing orders. A union bug is a small label of the printing union logo that is responsible for the item. It is an endorsement of quality and craftsmanship, and states that the product is entirely union-made in regards to the printing process. Some of our competitors will try to advertise themselves using the word “union,” only a printing shop that belongs to a union is legally allowed to print the union bug on their products. So, to make sure your t-shirt or other printed garment was created by a legitimate union printing shop, look for the union bug.