Union printing is a special service, and very few screen printing shops actually meet the requirements to provide it. Union printing shops are screen printing businesses that are part of a union and able to produce screen printed items to other unions and members of unions.
STL Shirt Co is proud to be a union shop. As a union shop, we produce screen printed goods and apparel for anything union-related and unions in the Florissant community and throughout the country, in industries ranging from fire departments, autoworkers, and tradesmen, have relied on us as their official union printing provider for years.
Shopping From A Union Printing Shop
Union printing is a service that not only union members and union-affiliated organizations benefit from! In fact, whether or not you are part of an organized union, sharing your home with STL Shirt Co., a unionized screen printing shop enriches its community on multiple levels.
Shopping at the union shop serving Florissant, MO for your screen printing and embroidery services means that you’ll receive great quality print work every time. Plus, by choosing a union print shop that serves Florissant, MO such as STL Shirt Co. over non-union print shops, you are supporting fair work conditions and enriching the local economy. The topic of unions can become a divisive topic and people have differing opinions, but when it comes to searching for the best screen printing services offered to the Florissant, MO 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 latest and greatest 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 provide top quality 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, that states our union affiliation.
- Turnaround: Union printing shops understand the time-sensitivity of certain orders and have the capability to produce large orders quickly. If you need 300 shirts for an event less than a week away, 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 helps us 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. We know how important it is to a union organization to source materials, labor, and goods from the United States. As your source for your union printing needs, we guarantee that we keep things local. 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. While some other screen printers may 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.