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Message From GCC President Kurt Freeman

A message from Graphic Communications Conference President Kurt Freeman, April 27, 2020:

The COVID-19 crisis is presenting our union with many challenges.  But, it is also showing us how our members and union companies have innovative ideas.  The GCC/IBT has numerous companies that have retooled their operations and are now producing face masks and other PPE (See list below). We are sure that other print shops have been making similar changes to their workflow in order to assist those in need.  

I want to remind everyone that the IBT's Safety and Health department has published some fact sheets that are very helpful.  One in particular, The Union’s Role in the Workplace, can be accessed here.   Another fact sheet, Exposed and Infected Workers Rights and Employers Responsibilities can be accessed here: and gives valuable information should someone in your workplace become infected.

GCC/IBT represented shops producing personal protective equipment (PPE):


Sand Alexander Inc. is producing PPE to help with this pandemic.


Gene A. Palecco


200 Entin Road | Clifton New Jersey 07014

973 968 3333 direct

Face shields and counter guards.



Rodney Eitland

American Unions Embroidery & Screenprinting, Inc.

365 Oak Street South, Bldg. 1

West Salem, WI 54669

Phone 608-612-0324

Washable face mask also KN95 and the Disposable medical mask.


Universal Promotions

1201 S. Ocean Dr. Suite 2503N

Hollywood, Florida 33019-2181

 t. (954) 587-5316 · 1 855 257-3335

f. (954) 587-5279

[email protected]

Face masks


Cedar Stream

201 AT&T Drive Suite 101



Face masks


*More information will be added on a continuing basis.



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