Union printing is a special service that only particular screen printing shops are qualified to provide. Union printing shops are screen printing businesses that belong to a union and are allowed to provide screen printed goods to other unions and union members.
STL Shirt Co is proud to be a union shop. We produce screen printed goods and apparel for anything union-related and have served as the go-to union printing shop in the Washington community and across the country for many different unions across many industries, including fire departments, tradesmen, and autoworkers.
Shopping From A Union Printing Shop
You do not have to represent a union or be a member of a union in order to benefit from our services as a union printing shop! 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 Washington, MO 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 Washington, MO printing needs rather than a non-union shop, is a way for you to support better working conditions and the local economy. The topic of unions 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 Washington, 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 newest trends, techniques. Our industry-leading equipment and skilled employees produce some of the best quality screen printing work you can find.
- Quality: To our last point, union screen printing shops provide 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: Union printing shops understand the time-sensitivity of certain orders and have the capability to produce large orders quickly. When you need an order of 300 shirts last minute for your union event, we can handle that. 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 customers have some extra requirements when it comes to 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 Washington, MO 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. The garments that we print on are of the best quality available, and are always made in the USA if at all 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.
We print a small label called a union bug on all of our union printing orders. It is a small print of our printing union logo concealed on every item we print, and it tells our customers that their t-shirt, uniform, hat, hoodie, or other screen printed apparel was created by a true union shop. 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.