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About Local 1

Local 1L exists to improve the working conditions, wages and benefits for workers employed in the graphic communications industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. Its parent organization, the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (GCC/IBT), is the largest graphic trades union in the United States and Canada, with almost 70,000 members. The GCC/IBT represents workers employed in desktop publishing, electronic prepress, graphic design, conventional and electronic pre-press, printing, paper converting, binding, finishing, shipping, and ink manufacture -- all facets of graphic communication.

Local 1-L’s rich history of protecting workers’ rights spans more than125 years. We continually strive to improve and secure working conditions, wages and benefits for workers employed in the graphic communications industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. As of 2011, Local 1-L proudly represents and supports more than 4,000 members. Our parent organization, the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (GCC/IBT), is the largest graphic trades union in the United States and Canada, and serves almost 70,000 members.