Local 406-C originally belonged to Local 2 of the IPP&AU in New York
originally belonged to Local 2 of the IPP&AU in New York City. In 1947 Local 2 decided to
leave Newsday for various reasons. Local 406-C then requested and was granted a
Charter within the International Printing Pressmen's and Assistant’s Union (IPP&AU). In 1983 the IPP&AU merged with
the Graphics Arts International Union (GAIU) and we became Local 406-C of the
Graphics Communication International Union (GCIU).In 2005 the GCIU merged with the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union (IBT) and we are known today as
Local 406-C of the Graphic Communication Conference of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters Union (GCC/IBT).
the Transportation Department was organized and became the second Local 406
bargaining unit within Newsday. The Machineshop and Electrical Shop followed
immediately afterwards merging in with the Pressroom Bargaining Unit agreement.
In 1972 the
Collating Department for the Sunday edition merged in with the Pressroom
Bargaining Unit agreement.
1973 the Building Maintenance Department was organized and became the third
Local 406 bargaining unit.
1976 the Editorial Department was organized and became the fourth Local 406
1979 the Platemaking Department was organized and became the fifth Local 406
1984 American Bank Stationary located in Hicksville
became part of Local 406; they have since relocated to other parts of the
1991 Electronic Pre-Press Department was organized and became the sixth Local
406 bargaining unit.
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