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Union W ages and Hours:
Printing Industry,
July \ 1975
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
1976
Bulletin 1913




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Union W ages and Hours:
Printing Industry,
July \ 1975
U.S. Department of Labor
W. J. Usery, Jr., Secretary
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julius Shiskin, Commissioner
1976
Bulletin 1913

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Preface
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts annual surveys of union wage rates and weekly
straight-time hours o f work for specified crafts or jobs in the construction, printing, local transit,
and local trucking industries. A biennial survey of grocery stores also is included in this program.
These studies present the wage rates in effect on the first workday in July, as reported to the
Bureau by the appropriate local labor organization officials in each o f the 70 cities surveyed.
Preliminary listings o f union wage rates and hours for printing trades employees in each of the
cities surveyed were issued earlier. Copies of individual city listings are available from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. 20212, or any of its regional offices listed on the inside back
cover o f this bulletin.
This study was conducted in the Bureau’s Office o f Wages and Industrial Relations. Field work
for the survey was directed by the Assistant Regional Commissioners for Operations. Mary Kay
Rieg o f the Division o f Occupational Wage Structures prepared this bulletin, which provides a
comprehensive account o f the current study, and also includes indexes of wage rates for printing
trades employees from 1907 to 1975.
Material in this publication is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission
o f the Federal Government. Please credit the Bureau o f Labor Statistics and cite the name and
number o f the publication.




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Contents
Page
S u m m a r y ......................................................................................................................................
Industry ch a ra cteristics...........................................................................................................................................................
Type of e sta b lish m e n t...................................................................................................................................................
Processes
........................................................................................................................................................................
Stages of production
...................................................................................................................................................
U n io n iz a tio n ...........................................................................
Survey findings
........................................................................................................................................................................
Wage trends
....................................................................................................................................................................
Industry a v e r a g e s ...........................................................................................................................................................
Occupational a v e r a g e s ...................................................................................................................................................
Regional and city averages ...........................................................................................................................................
Hours of work and supplementary benefits .............................................................................................................

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4
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5

Text tables:
1. Percent increases in average union wage rates in printing trades, United States, 1965-75
2. Average union wage rates o f printing trades workers in the 6 largest cities, July 1, 1975

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5

Chart: Printing occupations by stage of production

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Reference
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

tables:
Wage rate indexes: United S t a t e s ......................................................................................................................
6
Wage rate indexes by trade: United S t a t e s .....................................................................................................
8
Weekly hours indexes: United States
.............................................................................................................
9
Weekly hours indexes by trade: United States
..................................................................................................10
Average wage rates and changes by trade: United States
................................................................................. 12
Wage rate distribution by trade: United States
..................................................................................................13
Cents-per-hour changes in wage rates by trade: United S t a t e s .........................................................................14
Percent changes in wage rates by trade: United States ..................................................................................... 15
Weekly hours: United S t a t e s ................................................................................................................................... 16
Average wage rates: R e g io n s ................................................................................................................................... 17
Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: R e g io n s ................................................................. 18
Average wage rates: Selected cities by industry branch and population group
............................................20
Average wage rates: Selected cities by industry branch and r e g i o n ................................................................. 21
Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: Selected cities by industry branch
and population group
....................................................................................................................................... 22
15. Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: Selected cities by industry branch
and region
............................................................................................................................................................ 23
16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected c i t i e s ........................................................24

Appendix: Scope and method of s u r v e y ...................................................................................................................................82




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Printing Industry, July 1,1975
In the intaglio, or gravure process, the image to be
printed is depressed into the surface of the printing
plate. The entire surface of the plate is flooded with ink,
then scraped with a “doctor” blade, a procedure which
leaves ink only in the depressed image areas. Images are
transferred when the paper against which the printing
plate is pressed drinks up ink from the depressions.
The third and fastest growing process is lithographic
printing, in which images are transferred from a plane or
flat surface wrapped around a drum, rather than from
depressions or elevations on the printing plate. The
image area on the plate is treated chemically to accept
printing ink; the nonimage area is treated to repel ink.
After the plate has been inked, it is pressed against a
rubber surface or “blanket,” which accepts the image
without wearing down the surface of the printing plate,
as paper does in letterpress printing. The blanket is then
used to impress the image onto paper in an operation
called “offset.”

Summary

Average union wage rates for printing trades workers
in cities o f at least 100,000 inhabitants increased 8.5
percent between July 1, 1974, and July 1, 1975. This
increase was somewhat greater than the 8.1-percent gain
reported for printing trades workers one year earlier and
much higher than the 6.3-percent rise in July 1972-73.
(Over the year ending July 1975, the increase in the
national Consumer Price Index was 9.7 percent.)
Union wage rates for printing trades workers averaged
$7.36 an hour on July 1, 1975. Day-shift workers in
commercial lithography shops averaged $8.14, compared
with $7.57 for workers in newspaper plants ($7.36 if
limited to day-shift trades), and $6.86 for day-shift
workers in book and job shops.
Among the nine regions studied separately, the high­
est average wage rates were in the Middle Atlantic States;
lowest averages were in the Southwest. Grouped by pop­
ulation size, the largest cities (1 million inhabitants or
more) had the top wage levels, and the smallest cities
(100,000 to 250,000) had the lowest. Among these re­
gions and size groups, however, considerable overlapping
of individual city averages was noted.

The workers covered by this sur­
vey may be grouped according to their involvement in 1
o f the 3 major stages o f production. (See chart.)
The image transference or preparatory group imposes
the original textual and illustrative material to be repro­
duced on a printing medium (e.g., a printing plate)
which can be used on a press. These occupations in­
clude: Hand and machine compositors, photoengravers,
stereotypers, electrotypers, lithographic artists, camera
operators, strippers, and platemakers.
The pressroom group consists of press operators,
press assistants, and feeders. This group mounts the
image carriers on presses, feeds the presses with paper
and ink, supervises the quality o f the printing done, and
performs routine maintenance on the pressroom ma­
chinery.
The finishing group is made up of bookbinders,
bindery workers, and mailers. They bind the printed
pages into books and pamphlets, assemble and wrap
newspapers and magazines, or otherwise prepare printed
materials for mailing and distribution.
Developments in printing equipment during recent
years are producing significant changes in the size and
S ta g e s o f p r o d u c tio n .

Industry characteristics
T y p e o f es ta b lish m e n t. Workers studied were employed
in 1 o f 3 types of printing establishments: (1) Book and
job shops, which print books and fill many different
types of small printing orders; (2) newspaper shops,
which produce a large volume o f newsprint rapidly at
very low cost per unit; and (3) commercial lithographic
shops, which mass-produce items o f high quality (e.g.,
catalogs, magazines, etc.) for wide distribution.

Three major printing processes are in common
use today. The oldest and most widely used is the relief
or letterpress method, in which the image to be printed
is carried on a surface raised above the rest o f the print­
ing plate. The image areas are inked, and the printing
plate is pressed against paper and removed; the ink image
left on the paper is allowed to dry.

P rocesses.




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Printing Occupations by Stage of Production




occupational composition o f the industry’s work force.1
These technological innovations include: Computers
which automatically justify lines of text; phototypeset­
ting machines, which enable a specially trained typist to
set text in film without the expensive manufacture of
metallic type; advanced photographic techniques, which
improve color separation— essential aspect o f the re­
an
production of multicolor subjects; automatic film pro­
cessin g system s; electronically controlled printing
presses; and bindery machinery which does many opera­
tions formerly done by hand. These and other forms of
automation are designed to increase print shop effi­
ciency but they may limit employment opportunities in
the printing industry, despite continued growth in de­
mand for printed material.
Moreover, automation modifies, and in some cases
lowers, skill requirements for printing trades workers.
Functions which formerly called for extensive hand
crafting—
the setting o f metallic type, the etching o f
plates, and the binding o f books, to name a few-are
largely carried out today by a smaller work force trained
in computer programming, keypunching, monitoring of
electronic equipment, and the operation o f various spe­
cialized machines.

the year ending July 1, 1975. This increase, up from the
8.1 percent for the year ending July 1, 1974, brought
the Bureau’s index o f basic (minimum) union wage rates
for all printing trades to 179.8 (1967=100). The wage
index for book and job workers was 180.8 and the corre­
sponding index for newspaper workers, 179.0 (table 1).
The July-July increase for all printing trades workers
was somewhat below the 9-percent wage gain reported
for all workers under major collective bargaining agree­
ments (those covering at least 1,000 workers) for the
same period. Since 1965, union wage rates for printing
trades workers have risen at an average annual rate o f 6.8
percent. The annual rate of increase averaged 5.5 percent
for 1965-70, contrasted with 8.2 percent for the
1970-75 period. (See text table 1 for yearly increases.)
Over the year July 1974-75, the purchasing power of
wage rates for printing trades workers fell an average of
1.2 percent; the 8.5-percent rise in wage rates was more
than offset by the 9.7-percent advance in the National
Consumer Price Index. The July 1975 index o f real
wages in the industry was only 111.1 on the 1967 base;
real wage declines occurred in each of the last 2 years.
The tabulation below shows the movement o f real wages
for all printing trades workers over the past decade:

Four printing trades unions represent
virtually all of the workers studied. Hand compositors,
machine operators, and machine tenders belong to the
International Typographical Union (ITU). The Graphic
Arts International Union (GAIU), resulting from the
September 1972 merger of the Lithographers’ and
Photoengravers’ International Union (LPIU) with the In­
ternational Brotherhood o f Bookbinders (IBB), covers
bindery workers, bookbinders, photoengravers, and most
craft workers under commercial lithography ™ntra^tc
Press operators and press assistants outside or commer­
cial lithography, electrotypers, and stereotypers are
members of the International Printing and Graphic Com­
munications Union (IPGCU), an organization created in
October 1973 from the former International Printing
Pressmen and Assistants Union (IPP&AU) and the Inter­
national Stereotypers’ and Electrotypers’ Union (ISEU).
Most mailers belong to the International Mailers’ Union
(IMU).

Annual percent
change in
real wage
rates

U n io n iza tio n .

Date

Index o f
real wage
rates
(July 1967=100)

J u ly :
1 9 6 6 .................
1 9 6 7 .................

0 .6
1 .2

9 8 .8
1 0 0 .0

1 9 6 8 .................
1 9 6 9 .................
1 9 7 0 .................

.7

1 0 0 .7

1.1
2 .4

1 0 1 .8

5 .8
5 .0
.6
-3 .4
-1 .2

1 1 0 .2
1 1 5 .7
1 1 6 .4
1 1 2 .4
1 1 1 .1

1971
1972
1973
1974
1975

.................
.................
.................
.................
.................

1 0 4 .2

Current-dollar wage rates for slightly more than ninetenths of the workers studied increased over the year
July 1, 1974-75. Increases for the middle 50 percent of
the workers who received wage adjustments ranged from
6.7 to 11.2 percent. (See table 8 for distribution of
workers by percent o f wage increase.)
Workers in book and job shops had the largest annual
Survey findings
increase, 8.8 percent, followed closely by those in lithog­
raphy shops (8.4 percent) and newspapers (8.2 percent)
W age tre n d s. Average union wage rates for printing
(table 5). Advances in pay scales over the year ending
trades workers advanced 8.5 percent, or 57 cents, over
July 1, 1975, were recorded for a larger percentage of
commercial lithography workers (99 percent) than for
1
T h e resu lts o f a c o m p r e h e n siv e s tu d y o f te c h n o lo g ic a l an d
those in either book and job (94 percent) or newspaper
o c c u p a tio n a l tren d s in th e p rin tin g in d u str y are p r e se n te d in
shops (85 percent) (table 7). In commercial lithography
Outlook for Technology and Manpower in Printing and Publish­
more than in other industry branches, cost-of-living ining, Bulletin 1774 (Bureau o f Labor Statistics, 1973).




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Text table 1.
Percent increases in average union wage
rates1 in printing trades, United States, 1965-75
Book
A ll
New spaper
C o m m e rc ia l
p rin tin g and jo b
e s ta b lis h m e n t lith o g ra p h y
trad es
shop
w o rk e rs
w o rk e rs
w o rk e rs 2 w o rk e rs

Y ear

J u ly to J u ly :
1 9 6 5 -6 6 . .
1 9 6 6 -6 7 . .
1 9 6 7 -6 8 . .
1 9 6 8 -6 9 . .
1 9 6 9 -7 0 . .
1 9 7 0 -7 1 . .
1 9 7 1 -7 2 . .
1 9 7 2 -7 3 . .
1 9 7 3 -7 4 . .
1 9 7 4 -7 5

job shops would have been nearly 58 cents an hour
higher. Newspaper and commercial lithographic opera­
tions showed relatively higher averages, partly because
they employed larger proportions o f skilled journeymen.
Prevalence of nightwork in newspaper shops also
boosted the average for that industry branch, as noted
previously. More than one-half of the newspaper workers
studied on July 1, 1975, were reported on night shifts.
Nationwide, the overall differential for nightwork over
daywork in newspaper plants averaged 41 cents an hour.
Nightshift differentials were found in all 65 cities with
unionized newspaper trades; the size o f such differen­
tials, and the proportion of workers receiving them,
however, varied by city and trade.
In addition, pay differences among industry branches
resulted from the way workers were distributed among
the cities surveyed, as well as from industry pay relation­
ships within cities. Text table 3 illustrates variations in
industry pay relationships and employment mix among
the six largest cities studied (those having 1 million in­
habitants or more). For example, the six largest cities
showed an 8-percent differential between average rates
in lithography and those in book and job shops; the
differential between these two industry branches for all
cities studied was 18 percent. Although lithography was
typically the highest paying industry branch, in New
York City, where the largest concentration of printing
trades workers was found, it was the lowest paying of
the three industry branches.

..

3 .3
4.1
5 .0

3 .4
3 .5
5 .2

3 .1
4 .8
5.1

(2)
(2 )
4 .0

6 .6
8 .3

6 .3
8 .2

6 .6
7 .9

7 .6
9 .7

1 0 .2
8 .0
6 .3
8 .1
8 .5

1 0 .5
8 .0
7 .4
7.1

1 0 .2
8 .3
5 .6
8 .6
8 .2

9 .5
6 .9
5 .5

8 .8

9 .1
8 .4

1 Basic (m in im u m ) w age rates, e x c lu d in g h o lid a y , v a c a tio n , or
o th e r b e n e fit p a y m e n ts m ad e re g u la rly o r c re d ite d to th e w o rk e r
each p a y p e rio d .
2 Y e a r-to -y e a r
changes
fo r
lith o g ra p h y
w o rk e rs
w ere
calc u la te d and in clu d e d in th e to ta l f o r th e fir s t tim e in 1 9 6 7 - 6 8 .

creases were a factor in the average rise in pay scales.
Variations from year to year in the proportion o f work­
ers receiving wage increases also result from variations in
the timing o f negotiations. For example, extended nego­
tiations in major cities—
among them New York, Chica­
go, Los Angeles, and Boston—
past the July 1, 1975, ref­
erence date lowered the incidence o f workers receiving
wage increases over the year in the newspaper sector.
Among the three industry branches,
day-shift workers in commercial lithography, at $8.14,
averaged the most, compared with $7.57 for workers in
newspaper plants ($7.36 if limited to day-shift rates),
and $6.86 for workers on day shifts in book and job
shops (table 6).
Even though the overall wage level was 50 cents an
hour higher for daywork on newspapers than in book
and job shops, comparison o f daywork rates for six oc­
cupations common to both types o f printing2 showed
higher levels in the book and job sector in all instances
but one. For the lithographic jobs permitting compari­
son (camera operators, platemakers, and strippers), wage
averages were higher in commercial lithographic shops
than in book and job shops.
Varying skill requirements accounted for some of the
difference among national averages for the three types of
printing establishments studied. For example, nearly
one-fifth o f all book and job workers were concentrated
in low-paying, semiskilled bindery occupations involving
mainly routine tasks. Had the wage rates of these work­
ers been excluded, the July 1975 average for book and

I n d u s tr y averages.

2

H and

c o m p o s ito r s ,

m a c h in e

O c c u p a tio n a l averages. On the national level, average
wage rates for the occupations surveyed in book and job
shops ranged from $4.50 for bindery workers to $8.38
for photoengravers. The range of average daywork rates
in newspapers was $6.93 for mailers to $7.98 for photo­
engravers. In commercial lithography shops, press assist­
ants and feeders averaged the least ($7.27); offset press
operators recorded the highest average ($8.47), as well as
the highest day-shift rate for the survey as a whole (table
5).

o p e r a to r s, m a c h in e ten d e rs

(m a c h in ists), m a ile rs, p h o to e n g r a v e r s, a n d stere o ty p e rs.




Regionally, average wage
rates for all printing trades workers studied ranged from
$5.88 in the Southwest to $7.82 in the Middle Atlantic
States. The Southwest also accounted for the lowest
average in each of the three industry branches—$5.46 in
book and job shops, $6.07 in newspaper plants, and
$5.97 in commercial lithography. Middle Atlantic aver­
ages in book and job establishments ($7.46) and news­
papers ($8.24) were highest among the regions, but the
Great Lakes led the Nation in commercial lithography
scales ($8.64) (table 10).
Larger cities tended to have higher wage rates for
printing trades employees than smaller cities. On July 1,

R e g io n a l a n d c i t y averages.

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Text table 2.

Average union wage rates of printing trades workers in the 6 largest cities, July 1 ,1 9 7 5
N ew spap er
e s ta b lis h m e n t w o rk e rs

B o o k an d jo b
shop w o rk e rs

C o m m e rc ia l
lith o g ra p h y w o rk e rs

A verage
wage rate

P ercen t o f
all w o rk e rs
in in d u s try
branch

A verage
wage rate

P ercen t of
all w o rk e rs
in in d u s try
bran ch

Average
wage rate

P ercent o f
all w o rk e rs
in in d u s try
bran ch

.............................................................................

$ 6 .8 6

100

$ 7 .5 7

100

$ 8 .1 4

100

6 c ities, to ta l2 ...............................................................................

7 .8 9

39

8 .1 8

47

7 .6 9
7 .2 2
6 .4 1

8 .0 2
7 .8 7

9 .1 5

17

2

8 .6 3

2

6 .8 1
8 .7 3

8
4
1
4

26
5

8 .5 1

C h ic a g o ...............................................................................
D e tr o it ...............................................................................
H ou sto n .............................................................................
Los A n g e le s .......................................................................
N e w Y o r k ..........................................................................

2
1

6 .7 6
8 .4 0
8 .0 1

P h ila d e lp h ia

6 .0 9

11
4

( 3)
5
21

8 .4 5

2

A re a

U n ite d S ta te s 1

.....................................................................

1 C alcu la te d fr o m w a g e -ra te d a ta re la tin g to
1 0 0 ,0 0 0 in h a b ita n ts o r m o re , a c c o rd in g to th e 1 9 7 0
2 C alcu la te d fr o m w age-rate d a ta fo r th e 6 cities
in clude all cities o f 1 m illio n in h a b ita n ts o r m o re ,
th e 1 9 7 0 census.

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4

all cities o f
census.
listed, w h ic h
acco rd ing to

3 Less than 0 .5 p e rce n t.
N O T E : Because o f ro u n d in g , sums o f in d iv id u a l item s m ay
n o t equal to ta ls .

1975, workers in cities o f at least 1,000,000 inhabitants
averaged 12 percent more ($8.12) than those in cities of
500.000 to 1,000,000 ($7.22); 15 percent more than
those in cities o f 250,000 to 500,000 ($7.05); and 26
percent more than those in cities of 100,000 to 250,000
($6.45)(table 12). However, considerable overlapping of
city averages among population groupings in the survey
was noted. For example, Fresno, a city of the smallest
size group studied, recorded an average wage ($7.96)
higher than 4 o f the 6 cities o f 1 million inhabitants or
more. On the other hand, Houston, one o f the 6 largest
cities, averaged less ($6.52) than 20 o f the 44 cities of
100.000 to 500,000 inhabitants. As is evident from
other BLS occupational wage surveys, location, geo­
graphic concentration o f the various industry branches,
and the bargaining power o f individual union locals can
be more important than population size in explaining
wage rate variations.
Regional and city averages are influenced by various
factors, including differences in the occupational compo­
sition for a given industry branch among and within
cities, due to the type o f printing demand. Also, a partic­




6 .5 6
7 .7 5
9 .0 4
7 .0 4

ular craft may not be covered by a collective bargaining
agreement in some cities and thus this craft is not re­
corded for the survey, whereas all or part of the workers
in the craft may be covered in other cities. Table 16
presents, by city and industry branch, the most detailed
wage rates available for specific occupations.
o f w o r k a n d s u p p le m e n ta r y b e n e fits. Weekly
hours paid at straight-time rates averaged 35.9 for all
printing trades workers in the survey. Straight-time
workweeks o f 35 hours applied to over two-fifths o f the
workers; nearly three-tenths were required to work 3 1 lA
hours per week before overtime premium pay became
effective. Straight-time hours averaged about 36 per
week in book and job shops and newspaper establish­
ments, and 35 per week in lithography (table 9).
Contract provisions for paid vacations and employerfinanced health, welfare, and pension plans applied to
most of the workers covered by the study. Where avail­
able, information on the amounts employers contributed
to insurance and pension plans is presented by city and
trade in table 16.
H o u rs

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Table 1. Wage rate indexes: United States
(Indexes1 o f union hourly wage rates in the printing trades, 1907-75)

(1967=100)




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T a b le

2.

W a g e

ra te

in d e x e s

b y

tra d e :

U n ite d

(Indexes1 of union hourly wage rates in selected printing trades, 1907-75)
(1967=100)




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S ta te s

T a b le

2.

W a g e

ra te

in d e x e s

b y

tra d e :

U n ite d

S ta te s - C o n tin u e d

(Indexes1 o f union hourly wage rates in selected printing trades, 1907-75)

(1967=100)

members reported at each quotation in the later survey period.
2 Bindery workers, formerly referred to as bindery women, are semi-skilled workers who




Journeymen II classification found in bindery contracts negotiated by the Graphic Arts Inter­
national Union.

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T a b le

3.

W e e k ly

h o u rs

in d e x e s :

U n ite d

S ta te s

(Indexes o f union weekly hours in the printing trades, 1907-75)

(1967=100)

Combined data for 1907-10 not available.




2

Lithography workers were included in the index for the first time in 1968. The index
excluding these workers was not affected.

T a b le

4.

W e e k ly

h o u rs

in d e x e s

b y

tra d e :

U n ite d

S ta te s

(Indexes o f union weekly hours in selected printing trades, 1907-75)

(1967=100)
Book and job
Dati

1907: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1908: May 15 1
...........................................................
1909: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1910: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay

Bindery

-

_
_
-

Book­
binders

itors,
hand

Electro­
typers

Machine
Machine
tenders
operators (machinists)

147.5
134.4
133.4
133.0

131.9
131.9
131.9
131.9

136.3
135.8
135.5
131.9

133.6
133.6
133.6
133.6

131.9
131.8
131.8
131.8
131.8

131.1
131.1
130.9
130.6
130.6

133.6
133.0
133.0
133.0
133.0

134.5
134.5
134.5
134.5

-

_

M
ailers

-

_
—

1911: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1912: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1913: M 1 5 ............................................................
ay
1914: M 1 .............................................................
ay
1915: M 1 .............................................................
ay

129.9

132.6
132.6
132.6
132.6
132.6

1916: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1917: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1918: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1919: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1920: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay

129.9
129.9
129.9
129.9
129.9

132.6
132.6
132.6
132.6
132.6

131.8
131.8
131.8
131.8
131.8

130.5
130.4
130.4
130.4
130.3

133.3
133.3
133.3
133.3
133.3

134.7
134.7
134.7
134.7
134.7

1921: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1922: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1923: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1924: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1925: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay

123.8
122.3

125.9
124.6
124.1
123.6
124.1

124.7
121.2
121.2

126.1
124.4
125.5
125.2
126.3

126.4
124.6
104.9
102.7
102.5

124.8
124.4
123.9
123.8
124.1

1926: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1927: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1928: M 1 5 ............................................................
ay
1929: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1930: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay

122.0
121.2
1
21.1

123.9
123.5
124.4
123.5
123.4

121.2
121.2
121.2
121.2
121.2

126.3
126.4
126.3
126.0
124.5

123.8
124.0
123.8
123.8
123.8

123.8
123.8
123.8
123.8
123.8

123.3
123.2
123.1
114.9
113.1

121.2

120.9
117.1
114.2

123.7
123.8
117.4
113.6

112
.1

111.2

123.8
123.7
118.4
115.0
112.9

123.8
123.8
117.7
113.3
112.4

111.2
1
11.1

111.7
111.7

111.2
111.2

111.5
111.5
111.5

111.6

109.7
109.7

110.9
110.9
110.9

109.1
108.8
106.6
105.4
102.9

112.0
111.8

111.0

113.1
113.1
112.7

111.5
111.5

_
—
_
_
_
112.5
112.5
112.5
111.9

109.7

1931: M 1 5 ............................................................
ay
1932: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1933: M 1 5 ............................................................
ay
1934: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1935: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1936: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1937: M 1 5 ...........................................................
ay
1938: June 1 .............................................................
1939:June 1 .............................................................
1940: June 1 .............................................................

-

121.8
121.8
121.8

121.3
121.2
121
.1
121.2
121.2

113.3
112.6
112
.1

111.5

122.2

120.9

-

_
—

Prasa
Mistants and
faadars

Press
operators,
cylinder

Press
operators,
platen

145.7
132.4
131.1
130.9

140.4
133.6
131.7
131.4

140.9
136.0
133.2
133.0

-

130.9
130.5
130.5
130.5
130.5

131.4
131.4
131.4
131.4
131.4

133.0
133.0
133.1
133.1
133.1

_
-

141.4
141.4
141.0
141.0
130.2

130.5
130.5
130.5
130.5
130.4

131.4
131.4
131.4
131.4
131.4

133.1
133.1
133.1
133.1
133.0

_
-

129.9
129.9
129.9
129.9
130.2

123.4

124.2

1
22.1
121.2

122.6
1
22.1

121.4

122.3
121.7

126.0
125.2
123.7
124.0
123.9

129.9
129.9
129.9
129.9
129.7

121.0

_
—
_
_
-

Photoangravars

-

_
—
-

121
.1

120.9

121.5
121.5
121.2
121.2
121.2

129.7
123.2
119.1
117.5
112.9

120.8
112.2

121.2
110.8
112.1

108.3
108.1

108.2
107.9

111.3

110.0

109.6
108.9
108.8

111.0
110.8
110.6
110.6
110.6

109.6
109.2
109.2
109.2

112.6
112.1
111.8
111.8
111.8

_
—
-

110.6

_
_
-

110.6

123.9
121.2

118.3
113.4
112.6

1941:June 1 .............................................................
1942: June 1 .............................................................
1943: July 1 .............................................................
1944: July 1 .............................................................
1945: July 1 .............................................................

110.0
110.0
110.0
110.0

111.1
111.2
111.2
111.2
111.2

110.9
110.9
110.9
110.9
110.9

102.9
102.9
111.3
111.3
111.3

111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5

111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5

111.9
111.9
111.9
111.9
106.6

108.7
108.1
108.0
108.0
108.0

110.6
110.6
110.6

109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2

111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5
111.5

1946: July 1
1948: Jan. 2
1949: July 1
1950: July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................

106.4
104.0
103.8
103.8

106.4
104.2
104.0
103.8

106.0
103.9
103.7
103.6

108.8
105.6
104.9
104.3

105.9
104.1
103.9
103.9

106.4
104.1
103.9
103.8

106.6
104.5
104.7
104.7

107.5
106.5
106.1
105.7

107.7
103.8
103.6
103.6

104.9
102.7
102.5
102.5

108.0
105.6
105.4
105.4

1951: July 1
1952: July 1
1953: July 1
1954: July 1
1955: July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............. ............................................
.............................................................

103.5
103.3
103.3
103.2
103.0

103.5
103.3
103.3
103.2
103.1

103.5
103.5
103.5
103.1

103.8
103.8
103.8
103.4
103.1

103.8
103.8
103.8
103.6
103.1

102.9

105.1
104.2
104.1
104.0
103.8

103.3

102.4

102.2
102.2
102.2
102.2

102.8
102.8
102.8

102.1
1
02.1
102
.1

102.8

104.0
103.0
102.9
102.9
102.9

1956: July 1
1957: July 1
1958: July 1
1959: July 1
19601 July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................

102.7

102.9

102.5

102.1

102.8

101.9

102.2
101.8

102.6
102.2
101.8
101.6

102.2
102.0
101.6

101.5
101.4

102.9
102.5

102.5
102.4
101.9

101.8
101.6

101.4

100.9

1961: July 1
1962: July 1
1963: July 1
1964: July 1
1965: July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................

101.4
101.3

101.3

100.7

101.2
101.2
101.2

100.6
100.2
100.2
1
00.1

1966: July 1
1967: July 1
1968: July 1
1969: July 1
1970: July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................
.............................................................

1971: July 1
1972: July 1
1973: July 1
1974: July 1
1975: July 1

.............................................................
.............................................................
............................................................
............................................................
............................................................ '




101.4
101.2
101.0

100.9
100.8
100.8
100.8

101.2
101.2
101.2

100.4

100.4

100.0

100.0

100
.1
100.0

99.9
99.6
99.4

99.9
99.3
99.3

99.3
98.1
97.9,
97.9j
97.9!

99.2
98.9
98.7
98.7|
98.8.

100.5

101.0

102.2

101.7
101.3

103.7
103.5
103.1

109.8

102.5

101.9

102.4
101.9
101.5
101.3

101.8

103.6

100.0

101.4
100.9
100.7

102.2

101.7
101.3

99.1
99.5
100.3

101.2

100.6

101.1

100.2

101.1
101.0
101.0
101.0
101.0

100.3
100.5
100.5
100.5

100.9

100.0

100.8
100.8
100.8
100.2

100.2
100.2
100.2
100.2
100.2

100.1
100.0

100.1
100.0

99.8
99.8
99.8
99.7
99.3
99.3
99.3
99.3

101.6

101.1

101.2
101.1
1
01.1
101
.1

101.6

100.7

101.8

101.5
101.5
101.5

100.1
100.1
100.1
100.1

100.9
100.7
100.5
100.3

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

100.9

99.9

1
00.1
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

99.7
99.7

99.9
99.7
99.6

100.5
100.5
100.3
100.3
100.3

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

99.6
99.2
99.0
99.0
99.0

99.5
99.3
99.2
99.2
99.2

100.5

100.6

100.1
100.0

100.1
100.0

99.7
99.7
99.6

99.7
99.7
99.6

99.6
99.6
99.5

99.5
99.5
99.5
99.5
99.5

100.3
100.3
100.3
100.3
100.3

99.6
99.5
99.5
99.5
99.5

99.5
99.5
99.5
99.5
99.3

100.4
100.3

105.2
104.6
104.5
104.5
103.9

102.6
102.2

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10

101.4

-

120.8
120.8
120.8

106.2

123.0
123.0
123.3
123.4
123.4

Stereo­
typers

100.0
100.0

100.6
100.6

100.7

100.1
100.0
100.0
100.0

99.9
99.7
99.7
99.8
99.9
99.9

T a b le

4.

W e e k ly

h o u rs

in d e x e s

b y

tra d e :

U n ite d

(Indexes of union weekly hours in selected printing trades, 1907-75)

(1967=100)




11

S ta te s - C o n tin u e d

T a b le

5.

A v e r a g e

w a g e

ra te s

a n d

c h a n g e s

(AVERAGE UNION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES,
JULY 1 , 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 )
TRADE

AVERAGE HOURLY
RATE1

b y

tra d e :

JULY 1 ,

U n it e d

1975,

S ta te s

AND CHANGES IN RATES,

CHANGE FROM JULY 1 , 1 9 7 4 2
CENTS
PER HOUR
PERCENT

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

$ 7 .36

57

8.5

BOOK AND J O B ? ...........................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTROTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A C H IN IS TS ) ..............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R I P P E R S ...................................................................

6 . 86
4.5 0
7.03
7.89
6 . 81
7.7 2
8.16
5.9 9
8.38
6.4 4
7.27
6.24
7.42
7 .5 2
7.24
7.30

55
37
48
74
48
70
72
30
62
50
58
52
54
56
63
62

8.8
8. 8
7.3
10.4
7 .6
10.0
9.7
5. 3
8 .0
8 .4
8.7
9. 0
7 .9
8. 5
9 .9
9. 2

NEWSPAPERS...................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK.................................................................- .
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (M A C H IN IS T S) ..............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN) .
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWCRK................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

7.57
7.36
7 .77
7.60
7 .4 5
7 .75
7.90
7.70
8.0 5
7 .60
7 .4 7
7.7 5
7 .1 2
6.93
7 .3 2
8.07
7.98
8.17
7.49
7.20
7.79
8.0 1
7 .7 0
8.32
7.36
7.05
7.64

57
56
58
64
62
67
71
69
72
64
63
45
49
42
67
73
60
48
46
49
44
44
44
36
39
33

8 .2
8 .3
8. 0
9 .2
9. 0
9 .4
9.8
9. 8
9. 8
9 .2
9. 2
9. 3
6.8
7 .5
6. 0
9.0
10. 1
7.9
6 .8
6. 8
6.7
5 .8
6. 1
5.6
5. 1
5.8
4.5

LITHOGRAPHY?..............................................................
A R T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, O F FS E T ............................
S T R I P P E R S ...................................................................

8 . 14
8.4 6
8.27
8.27
7.27
8.47
8 . 17

63
62
59
65
63
64
63

8.4
7.9
7 .7
8. 6
9 .5
8. 2
8.4

1 Average rates based on all rates in effect July 1, 1975; each union rate was
weighted by the number of union members at each reported rate.
2 Based on comparable quotations for 1974 and 1975, and weighted by the
number of union members at each reported quotation in 1975.
3 Relatively few workers in book and job or lithography shops were
employed on nightwork; therefore, data on such workers were excluded from
the survey.




12

66

NOTE: Variations in the size of annual increases from survey to survey may
reflect, in part, variations in timing of negotiations. W rates and increases
age
indicated reflect rates available and payable on the survey date, and do not
include increases made later that are retroactive to July 1 or before. Such
retroactive increases are included in the wage rates reported in the following
year's survey.

Table 6. Wage rate distribution by trade: United States
(PERCENT D ISTR IB U TIO N OF UNION PR IN TIN G TRADES WORKERS BY HOURLY WAGE RATE AND TRADE, JULY 1 ,

TRADE

$4.50 $5.00
AVER AGE
AND
HOURLY UNDER
$ 4 . 5 0 UNDER
RATE
$5.00 $ 5 .5 0

1975)

PERCENT OF UNION WORKERS WHOSE -RAILS PER HOUR WERE$ 5 .5 0 $ 6 .0 0 $ 6 .5 0 $7.00 $ 7 .5 0 $ 8.00 $8.50 $9.00 $ 9 .5 0
$6.00

$6.50

$7.00

$7.50

$8.00

$ 8 .50

$9.00

$9.50

$10.00

$10.00 $10.50

$ 10.50
AND
OVER

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

$7.36

5.2

3.1

2.4

6.5

10.0

11.2

13.6

12.0

12. 2

8 .4

7.4

7 .5

.3

.2

BOOK AND JO B..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTROTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MA CH IN IS TS) ...............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R I P P E R S ...................................................................

6.86
4.50
7.03
7.89
6.81
7 .72
8.16
5.99
8.38
6.44
7.27
6.24
7.4 2
7 .52
7.24
7 .30

111.9
25 1 . 8
4.1
. 1
.o
32 6 . 1
4 .6
.5
-

6 .7
28.8
1.4
.3
.5
.4
4.5
7.8
.9
1.4
5.6
3.2

4.0
9.6
5.3
.8
1.2
.7
.3
6 .1
.1
10.9
1.7
11.4
2.0
-

7.8
9.8
4.8
5 .4
19.4
4 .7
3.7
3.6
2.7
20.5
10.7
36.7
4.2
11.0
3 .4
3.2

10 .5
.1
16.8
13. 1
9.3
14.0
7.0
22. 1
5.8
13 .6
11.9
24. 6
6 .7
8.4
9 .9
10.7

12.2
14.6
16.6
15.3
18.6
7.9
21.3
1.1
11.6
18.1
12.4
11.7
23 .7
26.5
27.8

12.2
24.1
14. 9
33. 3
18. 9
12.7
3.6
5.5
7.7
14.2
5.6
13.3
8. 6
9.6
15.3

9.8
8.8
10.1
21.1
9.4
28.8
4. 4
10.5
2.7
2 0.2
.8
60 .0
23.1
24 .5
2 1.5

6 .6
3.3
6.6
5 .5
7 .0
5.3
25.7
20.7
6.3
7.0
.8
1.0
2.0
2.6

3 .0
3 .2
1.5
.5
1 .2
19.6
2.9
.6
2 .5
.6

5.4
13.5
3.0
10.6
11.5
3.3
14.3
14. 1
12.4

9.8
30.5
26.6
31.4
18.4
.9
8.2
2.6

. 1
.4
1.2
-

"

NEWSPAPERS...................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A CH IN IS TS ) ..............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK..........................- ...................................
MAILERS........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

7.57
7.3 6
7.77
7.60
7 .4 5
7.75
7 .9 0
7.70
8.05
7 .60
7.47
7 .75
7 .12
6.93
7 .3 2
8.07
7.9 8
8.17
7.49
7 .20
7.79
8.01
7 .70
8.32
"7.36
7 .05
7.64

.3
.4
.1
(4 )
(4 )

7 .0
6.7
7.4
10.3
9 .4
11.1
7.0
5.9
8.0
11.0
10.3
11.8
5.2
5.3
5.2
2.0
3.1
.8
5 .3
5.6
5.0
2.6
1.1
4 .0
4.9
5.7
4.1

12.0
16.6
7.6
11.8
17.2
6.6
9.4
13.5
6.1
9 .1
16.1
.7
19.6
25. 1
13.8
10.1
11.9
8.3
9.6
13.4
5.7
5.0
5.8
4.2
13.7
16.6
11.0

12.3
12.4
12.2
10.5
7.0
14.0
8.0
6. 2
9.5
12.9
6 .2
20.8
15.2
17.3
13.0
10.6
9.0
12.4
15.3
20.2
10.3
7.7
11.9
3.3
19.8
23.8
16.0

16.7
21.0
12.6
13.8
19.2
8. 4
15.1
23. 1
8.6
14.3
16.8
11.3
23.0
27. 1
18.7
9 .6
9.5
9 .8
18.8
19.7
17.9
18. 0
25.0
10. 9
18.9
21.2
16.7

11.5
10.3
12.6
9.5
8.5
10.5
10.0
3.5
15.3
12. 1
13.6
10.2
11.4
. 8.9
14.1
13.0
11.7
14. 5
12.5
14. 6
10.2
20. 1
23.2
16.9
18.8
21.5
16.2

14.6
14. 9
14.3
16.0
16.1
16.0
12.4
15. 9
9.6
12. 1
11.9
12.3
19.2
12.4
26.5
12.9
16.3
9.2
13.9
17. 1
10.7
9 .8
8.0
11.6
7 .0
8 .5
5 .5

12.5
9.1
15 .8
16.4
13.0
19.8
13.3
10.9
15.3
13.8
11.8
16.3
2 .3
4 .7
20 .5
25.0
15.7
13.6
6 .5
20 .9
18.6
17.0
20.3
3.8
7.4

6.1
7.0
5.2
5 .4
9.1
1.8
9.7
20 .2
1.3
7.0
11.8
1.4
1.1
.5
1.6
13.7
7.7
20.2
7.6
15.5
6.0
5.5
6 .5
-

5.7
.4
11.0
6.0
11.9
14.6
26.3
6 .9

. 1
. 1
-

. 1
. 1
-

LITHOGRAPHY................................................................
A R T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, OF FS ET ............................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

8.14
8.46
8.27
8.27
7.27
8.47
8 . 17

1.7
.8
.7
1.2
5.4
.9
.5

4 .0
1 .5
2 .3
12.0
2.0
3.1

6.5
4 .2
6.6
4 .0
9 .6
5. 2
8 .0

9.9
8.7
8 .7
10. 1
22. 1
5. 8
5.3

19.0
18.9
13.0
12.6
20.7
22.6
17.8

20.7
22 .2
23.9
26.2
22.6
14. 1
26 .4

13.3
10.6
21.1
9 .7
2. 1
18.8
12.9

-

(4 )
. 1
. 1
. 1
1.6
2.3
.8
(4 )
.1
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.1
1.2
1.1
.2
.5
.3
.7
.7
1.3
1.4
1.1
1.7
3.0
2.8
3.3
.6
1.1
2.8
2.1
3.5

. 1
.7

. 1
.2
( 4)
(4 )
.4
(4 )
.1

1.0
.3
. 1
3.7
.5
.2

-

-

-

1 W
orkers were distributed as follows: 1.5 percent at $3 and under $3.50; 3.2 percent at $3.50 and under
$4; and 7.2 percent at $4 and under $4.50.
2 W
orkers were distributed as follows: 7.5 percent at $3 and under $3.50; 15.7 percent at $3.50 and under
$4; and 28.6 percent at $4 and under $4.50.




-

-

15.1
5 .2
5.8
4.6
.2

-

-

-

.9
1.9
(4)

-

.4
11.1
1.3
20 .9
10.4
.6
19 .5

. 1
.7
1.3
-

15.4
25.2
13.9
33 .3
(4)
12.1
25.7

5.6
9.2
10.4
.4
.5
10.8
-

1.7
4 .6
-

-

-

1.3
2 .7
-

.9
2.5
-

3 Workers were distributed as follows: 2.4 percent at $3.50 and under $4, and 23.7 percent at $4 and under
$4.50.
4 Less than 0.05 percent.
NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal 100.

13

T a b le

7.

C e n ts -p e r-h o u r

c h a n g e s

in

w a g e

r a te s

b y

tr a d e :

U n ite d

S ta te s

(PERCENT DISTR IB U TIO N OF UNION PR IN TIN G TRADES WORKERS BY CENTS-PER-HOUR CHANGES IN WAGE RATES AND TRADE, JULY 1 ,
PERCENT

TRADE

1 9 7 4 -7 5 )

PERCENT OF UNION WORKERS AFFECTED BY CENTS-PER-HOUR INCREASES OF ----

WORKERS
10
AFFECTED
UNDER AND
BY WAGE10
UNDER
RATE
CENTS
20
INCREASES

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

110

130

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

110

130

15 0

150
AND
OVER

ALL PR INTING TRADES....................

91.8

.8

3.2

5 .7

12.5

15.2

14.2

8.4

6.0

10.0

4.2

1. 4

6.9

2 .3

1.0

BOOK AND JO B..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
EL ECTRCTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A CH IN IS TS )...............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R IP P E R S ....................................................................

94.3
92.8
95 .5
96.0
98 .8
95.9
97 .8
58.7
94.8
96.9
96 .0
91.0
97 .5
90 .5
100.0
100.0

.5
6.3
3.2
2.6
.2
-

1.4
.6
3. 1
.8
.8
1 .4
3. 1
. 4
-

6.1
24.6
.6
.5
2.8
1.5
4.2
1.0
5.4
1 .8
8.6
5.0

18. 1
21.6
25. 1
20.9
14. 6
24.1
13. 1
6 .2
9. 5
10.6
9.8
16.0
67. 5
16. 1
23. 4
9 .6

9. 1
8.5
12. 7
2.1
9.5
3.0
1.4
20.7
12.5
12.0
11.3
26.5
2.5
22. 1
9. 6
18.2

11.0
. 1
16. 1
10.1
30 .3
11.1
5.4
5.8
3.5
38.1
16.8
6.4
4.2
3.5
26.8
13.4

6.4
2.4
4.3
4.0
9.3
3.5
2.0
5 .7
1.1
4 .6
17.9
11.8
1.7
27. 1
18.4
28.0

5. 8
2.6
.8
1.2
.7
1.8
1.6
27. 1
.3
13.7
5.0
5. 4
4.6

4.2
.7
2.2
9 .0
7.8
8.3
14.4
.3
4. 1
1.1
6 .8

.5
1.4
.3
1.3
2.4
.2
.5
10.8
-

10.2
1.6
35.3
30.8
36.3
.2
5.4
.5
.8
3.1
-

<M
.4
0)

.4
(M

3.8
3.9

20.6
31.7
29. 1
10.6
25.2
11.1
28.4
13.4
17.1
20.5
18.5
16.8
3 .3
12.0
5.7
15.5

5.1

5.8
3.6
8 .0
9.9
4.8
14.8
8.3
5.2
10.9
6 .8
4. 4
9.7
1. 1
1.5
.6
6. 1
6.4
5.8
2.7
2. 1
3. 2

2 .5
2 .3
2.7

2.8
4.7
. 9
3 .5
5.7
1.3

.6

NEWSPAPERS....................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A CH IN IS TS )...............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK...............................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

85.3
87.3
83.5
9 3.5
91.7
95. 1
94.1
94 .8
93.6
93.2
92.7
93.8
71.9
76 .4
67.1
85.8
90 .0
81 .2
7 9.3
84.9
73.5
74.9
8 0.5
69.3
73.2
80 .3
66.7

.3
.4
.3
.4
.8
1.0
1.3
.6
1. 1
2.2
.5
.8
.2

2.8
3.3
2-2
4.5
4.9
4. 1
1.0
.7
1.2
3.2
2.9
3.5
.8
1.2
.3
2.6
2.6
2 .6
3.9
5 .6
2.1
5.5
7.3
3.8
-

7.3
6.4
8.2
9 .7
8.7
10.8
9.8
8.6
10.8
11.8
12.3
11. 1
4.1
2.5
5 .7
4.7
4 .2
5.3
4 .8
4 .3
5 .2
4 .3
6 .2
2.5
6 .2
6 .0
6.3

5.8
6.2
5.3
3.7
3.2
4.2
2.8
2.8
2.8
5.7
5.5
5.9
7 .5
7.8
7.3
9.9
8.4
11.6
7.1
9.4
4.6
7.1
7.5
6.7
13.0
14.6
11.4

16. 4
19.8
13. 1
13.6
16.4
10. 9
16.7
19.6
14.4
16.3
19.3
12. 7
10.2
11.7
8 .6
6 .9
5.7
8. 2
24.6
32.3
16.8
21.6
25.4
17. 8
2 6.7
30.0
2 3.6

17.1
17.7
16.6
17.6
17.2
17.9
14.2
17. 1
11.8
15.5
14. 5
16.7
21.6
26.2
16.8
14.2
14.8
13.5
15.9
12. 9
18.9
14. 2
10.4
18. 0
19.5
19.7
19.3

5 .2
4.9
5.5
5.1
4.7
5.4
5.4
5. 1
5.7
5.7
4.8
6 .8
10.0
9 .0
11.2
2.5
2.9
2.0
3.0
2 .8
3.3
4 .4
4.9
4 .0
1.3
2.8
“

3.7
7.8
10.8
4.9
5.8
8.7
3 .4
4 .8
5.5
4.0
3.3
2.8
3.7
3 .0
3.7
2.1
3.5
4. 1
2.8
2 .7
3 .3
2.0
2.3
2.2
2.3

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
AR T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS.............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, OF FSE T ............................
S T R IP P E R S ....................................................................

99.9
99 .8
100.0
100.0
100.0
99.9
99.9

2.8
3 .4
3.2
1.4
3.0
2.4
3 .6

8.3
9.9
11.2
7.2
9.2
8.0
6.5

.8
2 .6
1 .9
1.1
.4
.2
1 .3

7.2
7 .5
7.9
6.4
7.3
6.2
9.1

5. 4
6.7
6 .2
4 .9
5. 1
5 .4
5.0

20.6
18.5
17.9
28.8
21. 1
17.6
23. 1

9. 1
5.4
15.4
3.4
1.6
14.7
7.0

6.8
3.3
4 .5
3 .5
11.2
6.3
7.4

1

Less than 0.05 percent.




6 .6

.6

. 7
.4
1.3
1.5
1. 2

1.2
.5
1.1
.4
.7
5.9
4.3
7 .6
9 .0
8.8
9.1
3. 6
2.3
4.9
5.1
4.9
5.3
-

30.3
31.4
19. 9
32.6
38.4
30.4
25. 4

7.8
9 .5
11. 1
10.1
2.2
7.4
11. 1

.6

6 .6

13.7
1. 0
5.3
8.6
1.4
-

6.7
8.4
4.9
(M
. 1
.4
-

.9
.8
.8
.9
-6
.7
.7
.4
.2
1. 1
. 1

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals.

14

6. 1
3.1
9. 1
8.1
3.8
12.3
13.6
1.7
23. 1
6.4
2.3
11.3
1. 3
2. 1
.4
11.6
19.5
3.2
1. 1
.8
1.3
.3
.2
.4
-

1.7
5 .9
6. 1
5 .7
6 .6

7.3
5.8
4 .4
4.9
4 .0
7.0
8.3
5 .6
4 .6
6.7
2 .4
8.6
4 .6
12.9
7.8
5.9
9 .7
3 .4
4 .6
2.2
1.6
1.8
1.4

(M
<M
(»>
(_1)
.9
1.7
4.8
(M
2.3
(M
2.2
2. 2
2.2
2.8
2 .9
2 .8
4 .9
5.5
4.4
4. 3
3.6
5.2
1.1
.5
1.6
.5
.9
(l )
4.0
2.9
5. 1
-

.2
.7

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. 1

-

-

-

. 1
. 1
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. 1
-

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T a b le 8.

P e rc e n t c h a n g e s in w a g e ra te s by tra d e : U n ited S ta te s

(PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF UNION PR INTING TRADES WORKERS BY PERCENT CHANGES IN WAGE RATES AND TRADE, JULY 1 ,
TRADE

1974-75)

PERCENT OF UNION WORKERS AFFECTED BY INC REASES OF---PERCENT
2 AND
4
10
12
14
16
18
AFFECTED BY
LESS
6
8
NO
INCREASE
THAN 2 UNDER
4
8
12
14
18
20
CHANGE PERCENT
6
10
16

20
AND
OVER

91.8

8.2

2. 1

2.4

13. 4

20.9

20.8

11.8

12.6

1 .7

1 .6

3 .3

1.1

BOOK AND J O B ..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTROTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MACH INI ST S) ...............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
P1ATEMAKERS.............................................................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

94.3
92. 8
95.5
9 6.0
98. 8
95. 9
97.8
58.7
94 .9
96.9
96. 0
91.0
97. 5
90.5
100.0
100. 0

5.7
7.2
4.5
4.0
1.2
4. 1
2.2
41.3
5. 1
3. 1
4.0
9.0
2.5
9.5
-

.7
.5
6.3
.2
3.3
2.6
1.1
-

1.4
.6
3.5
. 3
.7
3.6
.9
1.7
2. 3
.6
. 4
1.8

15.1
7 .1
37.7
3 .6
26.9
5.0
27 .9
1.2
20.3
14.9
18.2
14.0
6 .7
11.7
26.8
16.9

20.4
27.5
12.4
26.4
12.5
29.8
12.8
12.0
18.7
11.8
14.2
12.6
69.2
18.0
7 .3
14.4

23.7
23.6
22. 1
11.0
28.2
12.8
5.9
33.2
21.6
41.1
39.5
30.3
5.8
26.8
19.2
31.9

10.9
16.8
14.0
5. 1
24 .3
4.6
3. 2
2 .7
12.4
13.5
9 .2
24.4
15.8
12.6
11.4

16.0
9.7
1 .2
40.6
34.2
41.4
12.9
7.4
7.8
4 .8
2. 5
15.8
20 .7
20.5

1.7
.6
.9
2 .7
.7
3.5
2 .7
5 .2
3 .9
. 3
.2
. 8
1.9
7.7
3.2

1.0
. 1
1.7
1.1
1.3
-

2.0
2.3
1.9
4.6
3.9
4.0
.9
.5
.1
3.1
-

1 .4
4.5
0)
O)
( 2>
(*)
1.8
2.4
4.8
.8
( 2>
2.3

NEWSPAPERS...................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MACH INI ST S) ..............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN) .
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK......................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE .........................
DAYWORK............................................................................
NIGHTWORK.....................................................................
STEREOTYPERS ................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

85.3
87.3
83.5
93. 5
91.7
95. 1
94. 1
94.8
93.6
93.2
92 .7
93.8
71.9
76.4
67. 1
85 .8
90.0
81 .2
7 9.3
84 .9
73. 5
74. 9
80 .5
69. 3
73. 2
80. 3
66.7

14.7
12.7
16.5
6.5
8.3
4.9
5.9
5.2
6.4
6.8
7 .3
6.2
28.1
23.6
32.9
14.2
10.0
18.8
20.7
15. 1
26.5
25. 1
19.5
30.7
26.8
19.7
3 3.3

2.5
2.9
2 .2
4 .5
4.9
4. 1
1.0
.7
1.2
3.2
2.9
3 .5
.4
-

13.6
14.5
12.6
14.5
15.6
13.5
13.7
14.8
12.8
17.2
20.6
13.0
9.6
8.6
10.7
11.2
9.8
12.6
13.0
16.0
9.9
19.2
21.5
16.9
20.1
19.7
20.4

22. 1
23.0
21.3
20-8
20.4
21 .3
23.6
25.0
22 .5
22.6
24.2
20.7
15.6
15.0
16.3
15.4
13.6
17.4
28.8
32 .3
25.1
20 .0
17.9
22.0
26.8
31.8
22. 1

16.3
18.4
14.2
16.4
18.5
14.3
13.8
18.1
10.4
13.3
11.8
15.1
23.3
26.4
20.0
10.0
11.3
8.5
14.4
14.6
14.3
9.3
10.8
7.8
19.4
21.3
17.7

6.7
5-3
8. 1
10.0
5.8
14.2
7.6
4.7
9 .8
6.2
2.8
10.4
7 .6

2 .9
1.9
4.0
4.5
2.0
6 .8
2.8
1 .1
4.2
9.1
10.9
6 .9
1 .2
.9
1.5
10.2
10.8
9 .5

6 .2
8.6
3.9
8 .4
11.9
5.0
7.8
10.8
5 .4
4 .6
4.1
5.2
5.9
2.8
3 .9
5.3
2.3
4.0

1.3
.8
1.8
1 .1
.5
1 .6
2.8
4.6
.8
4.8

. 1
.2
.8
.8

1.0
1.0
1. 1
.9

-

10.0
8.6
11.3
10.7
10. 5
10.8
20 .0
17.1
22.4
11.9
12.9
10.6
4.8
4 .7
4.9
11.8
7.7
16.2
6. 5
4.3
8.7
3.8
4 .0
3.6
1.3
1.5
1 .2

2.0
2. 0
2. 1
2. 6
2. 1
3.0
2 .8
2.5
3. 1
3.0
2 .6
3 .5
1.6
1.4
1 .9
4.3
5. 8
2 .7
. 7
1.3

.2

1.6
1.3
1.9
1.0
2.0
1.0
1. 8
2.2
4. 9
. 8
1. 2
.3
5. 3
4.7
5.9
2. 0
2. 5
1.4
6 .0
9. 3
2.7
2. 7
2.6
2.7

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
AR TI ST S ........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PIATEMAKERS.............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS..............
PRESS OPERATORS, OFFSET............................
ST R IP PE RS ...................................................................

99.9
99. 8
100.0
100.0
100.0
99.9
99. 9

. 1
. 2
(M
(l >
(M
. 1
.1

4.5
3.4
3.2
1.4
21 0 . 4
3.2
3.7

6 .8
10.9
11.7
7.2
1. 9
7.5
6.5

9.0
13.7
12.5
9.4
5. 5
7.7
11.9

19.0
19.4
29.7
25.0
5.0
18.5
25.4

23.8
32 .5
16. 1
9.5
23.7
37.2
7.5

25.3
8.9
16.9
39 .0
32.9
17.4
34.4

10.1
10.2
9 .7
7.7
16.8
7 .5
9 .8

1.0
. 1
.6
3.1
.6
.3

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

.8

3.4
4.9
1.9
4.3
5.8
2.9
.5
.8

1 Less than 0.05 percent.
2 All workers were at 1 and under 2 percent.




8.8

6.3
11.0
16.4
5.2
1.3
1.4
1.2
4 .3
3. 1
5 .6
-

.9

-

.8
1.4
1.1
11.7
-

.5
-

-

.3
.7
.1
.2
.3
.3

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals.

15

8.8

O )

5.5

2.2

2 .5
5.3
5 .3
5.3
1.6
1.8
1.4

7.5
1 .6
1.5
1.6
-

.1
. 1
.3
.1

(M
(')
( *)
.2
(M

Table 9. Weekly hours: United States
(PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF UNION PRINTING TRADES WORKERS BY STRAIGHT-TIME WEEKLY HOURS,
JULY 1 , 1 97 5 )

TRADE

PERCENT OF UNION WORKERS WHOSE STRAIGHT-•TIME
HOURS PER WEEK WERE —
30
OVER
OVER
OVER
AVERAGE HOURS
30
35
3 7 -1 /2
WEEKLY
AND
AND
AND
AND
HOURS
UNDER
UNDER
35
UNDER 3 7 - 1 / 2 UNDER
40
35
40
3 7 -1 /2

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

35 .9

.2

11.4

43.9

12.6

29.3

1.0

1.6

BOOK AND J O B ..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTRCTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A CH IN IS TS ) ..............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

36.0
36. 1
35. 9
36.0
36.7
36. 1
35. 4
36.8
35. 0
36.3
36. 3
36.5
35. 6
36. 3
36.6
36 .5

-

16.6
7 .8
16.7
30 .6
26.7
31.4
3.0
11.5
20.9
11.4
7.0
1.7
20.5
14. 1
10.2

38.6
46.8
45.4
21.4
25.0
19.7
44 .2
30 .2
82.2
26.3
35.7
29.7
68 .3
23.7
25 .9
30 .5

8.9
13.5
11.1
10.2
20.1
11.8
3.8
.4
5.2
3.2
4. 5
4.4
10.0
2 .3
1.1
3.1

31.1
25.0
19 . 9
35.7
54. 2
38.9
19.0
57.9
1. 1
45.8
41 .9
56.5
18.3
48 .7
50.7
52.8

1.9
1.6
1.3
1.6
2.0
. 9
1. 1
4 .3
2.4
4.5
2.3
-

2.9
5.3
5 .7
.5
.7
.8
.7
8 .5
2.6
2.3
1 .7
.2
5.9
3.4

NEWSPAPERS...................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (M A CH IN IS TS )...............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

36. 1
36.5
35 .8
36.2
36. 3
36. 1
35 .9
3 6.0
35.8
36.2
36. 3
36. 1
36.4
36.9
35.8
36.1
36. 2
36.0
36. 1
36 .9
35.4
3 6.0
36.9
35.2
36.0
36. 8
35. 2

.6
(*>
1.1
21 0 . 4
.6
219 . 5

10.6
4.4
16.6
7.5
5.9
9. 1
18.4
13.9
22 .0
8 .8
7.8
9.9
10.0
.5
20 .0
5.6
11.6
12.4
25.2
15.0
30. 1
.6
1.2

28.4
24.6
32.1
32.4
30.2
34.6
27 .6
28 .3
27.0
26.7
23 .5
30.6
28.5
21.8
35 .6
27.7
35.8
19.0
26 .4
16.0
37. 1
26.3
15.9
36.7
17. 9
16.9
18.9

21 .5
24.2
18.9
24.4
24 .0
24 .7
27.4
29 .3
25 .9
31.5
33.4
29 .3
16. 1
25.3
6 .3
35.2
31.1
39 .5
12.4
17.9
6.7
10.5
16.2
4.9
22.6
21.0
24. 1

38. 1
45. 1
31.2
35 .7
39.9
31. 5
26.6
28.5
25. 1
33.0
35.3
30.2
40.3
42.8
37 .6
31.5
33.0
29.9
48.7
66.0
31.0
48.2
67.9
28.3
48.5
61.5
36 .3

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
A R T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS CPERATORS, O F FS ET ............................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

35. 2
35. 1
35. 2
35.2
35. 2
35.2
35. 2

. 1
.3

~

91.9
9 3.3
92.2
92.7
93.3
91.3
90.7

2 .3
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.0
1.6
3.8

4.7
3 .9
4.7
4.2
3.7
5.6
4 .8




1 Less than 0.05 percent.
2 All workers were at 30 hours.

. 1
.2
.5
-

.8
1 .7
5.0
9.6
-

.7
.5
.5
.7
1.0
.9
.4

.2
.4
. 1
.3
.3

O )

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal 100.

16

Table 10. Average wage rates: Regions
(AVERAGE ONION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN

TRADE

THE PRINTING TRADES BY REGION1 AND TRADE,
UNITED
STATES

NEW
ENGLAND

JULY 1 ,

1975)

BORDER
STATES

MIDDLE
ATLANTIC

SOUTH­
EAST

SOUTH­
WEST

GREAT
LAKES

MIDDLE
WEST

MOUNTAIN P A C I F IC

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

$7.36

$7.15

$ 7 .82

$7.54

$ 6 . 15

$ 5 .88

$7.48

$6.74

$6.81

$7.52

BOOK AND J O B ..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTRCTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS ( M A CH IN IS TS ) ..............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

6.86
4 . 50
7 .03
7 . 89
6.8 1
7.72
8 . 16
5 . 99
8 . 38
6 . 44
7.27
6 . 24
7.42
7.52
7.24
7 . 30

6.48
4.56
6 .24
6 . 84
6.03
6.95
7.34
4.51
7.89
5 . 87
6.3 8
5.67
7.23
6.80
7.00

7.46
4.44
7.2 5
9.2 5
7.29
9.05
9.67
5.23
8.4 4
7.26
7.83
6.62
7.62
7.93
7.6 4
7.47

7.06
5.15
7.96
6.6 9
7.00
6.5 4
6.66
7.1 0
8.44
6.1 5
6.97
5.8 3
7.27
6.19
6.06
6.38

6.0 2
4.60
6.7 2
6.32
5.44
6.05
6 . 14
5.2 3
6.51
5.32
6.79
5.74
7 . 32
7.3 7
7 . 29
7.32

5.46
3.70
5.05
5.9 0
6.6 6
5.91
5.77
6.05
5.35
5.91
5.09
5.93
6.4 9
5.49
5.62

6.7 3
4 . 53
6.97
7.31
6.7 2
7.27
7 .45
6.40
9.0 0
6.23
7.29
6 . 12
7.37
7.29
7 . 14
7.41

6.13
4 . 29
6.48
6.75
7.08
6.7 9
6.5 8
6.54
7.53
5.70
6.89
6.29
6.53
7.51
7.17
7.17

5.69
3.7 5
6.05
6 . 15
6.19
6 .20
5.84
6.55
6 . 17
8.38
7.90
7 .45

6.82
4 .82
7.26
7.4 3
6 .66
7.40
7.67
6.7 0
8.29
5.8 8
7.35
7.01
6 .93
7.08
7.88
7 .8 2

NEWSPAPERS...................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MACHINISTS) ..............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

7.5 7
7 . 36
7.77
7.6 0
7.45
7 .75
7 .90
7 .70
8 . 05
7 .60
7.4 7
7.75
7 . 12
6.9 3
7 . 32
8.07
7 . 98
8 . 17
7 . 49
7 . 20
7.79
8 . 01
7 . 70
8.32
7 . 36
7.05
7.6 4

7.40
7.22
7.5 9
7.0 4
6.93
7 . 17
7.06
6.86
7.20
6.98
6 . 91
7.08
7 . 56
T.31
7.83
8.5 6
8.51
8.63
7.9 2
7.44
8.41
8.2 2
7.6 9
8.68
7.01
6.96
7.08

8.24
7.79
8.58
8.53
8.27
8.74
8.73
8.37
8.98
8.35
8.11
8.72
7.37
6.94
7.73
8.32
7.99
8 .55
8.09
7.47
8.52
8.55
7.89
9.01
8.41
7.48
8 . 94

7 .94
7.74
8.13
8.3 3
8.26
8.40
8.57
8.4 5
8.70
8.40
8 . 11
8.71
7.71
7.39
7 .97
8 . 17
7.97
8.29
7.26
6.90
7.60
7.48
7.28
7.6 9
6.98
6.80
7.20

6 . 15
6.10
6.20
6.08
5.98
6 . 17
6.34
6.2 5
6.43
6.04
5.95
6 . 14
5.89
5.87
5.91
6.47
6.39
6.57
6.23
6.2 7
6 . 19
6.5 6
6.6 5
6.48
5.95
5.96
5.9 5

6.07
5.94
6 . 16
6.17
6.0 8
6.23
6.09
5 . 99
6 . 15
6.06
5.98
6 . 16
5.76
5.5 0
5.94
6.3 6
6 . 15
6.48
6.0 0
5.84
6 . 15
6.46
6.3 5
6.5 7
6.05
6.0 5
6.04

7.65
7.44
7.8 9
7.81
7.56
8.0 7
7.94
7.72
8. 13
7.81
7 .62
7.98
7 .20
7.07
7 . 35
8.11
7.94
8.2 6
7.50
7.33
7 .77
7.8 3
7.62
8.14
7 .50
7.31
7.6 9

7.1 5
7.04
7.28
7.3 3
7 . 22
7.4 3
7.28
7.14
7.42
7.21
7.08
7 .34
6.80
6.65
6.98
7.67
7 . 61
7.79
7 . 12
7.05
7.23
7.8 4
7.86
7.82
6.61
6.51
6.71

7 . 26
7.25
7.27
7 .06
7.03
7.09
7.22
7.18
7.28
7.2 3
7.0 9
7.39
6.98
6.98
6.97
8.7 9
8.69
8.96
7.30
7 .27
7.34
7 .86
7.8 4
7 .89
7 .45
7 .5 0
7.33

8.20
8 . 12
8.30
8.39
8.31
8.48
8.35
8.2 7
8.42
8.56
8.56
8.57
7 .46
7.57
7.2 8
9 . 19
9.05
9.4 0
8 . 10
7.91
8.27
8.77
8.62
8.94
7.63
7.55
7.72

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
A R T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, O F FS E T ............................
ST R IP P E R S ...................................................................

8.1 4
8.46
8 . 27
8 . 27
7.2 7
8.47
8 . 17

7.59
7.8 3
7.83
7.48
6.66
8.22
7.47

8.11
8.5 2
8.3 4
8 . 16
7.29
8 . 28
8.22

7.47
7.34
7.5 9
7.50
6.61
7.94
7.71

6 . 81
7 . 17
6.8 8
6.81
5 . 48
7.05
6.9 2

5.97
5.79
6 . 14
6.10
5 . 14
6.15
6 . 18

8.6 4
8.88
8.63
8.82
7.85
9.14
8.49

7.81
8.54
8.3 4
8.3 8
6.70
8.04
7.90

6.81
7 . 18
6 .63
6.28
6.4 3
7 . 13

7.95
8 . 24
8 .3 5
8.24
6 .49
8.25
8.32

1 Regions used in this study include: N ew England—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, and Vermont; M iddle A tlan tic—New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; Border States—
Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia; Sootheasf-Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Great LaAres-lllinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin; M iddle West—\owa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and




South Dakota; Southwest—Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; M o un tain —Arizona, Idaho, Colorado,
Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific -Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Hawaii was excluded from the survey.

17

NOTE: Dashes indicate no data reported.

Table 11. Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: Regions
(CENTS-PER-HOUR AND PERCENT CHANGES IN AVERAGE UNION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY REGION1 AND TRADE,
JULY 1 , 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 )
TRADE

UNITED STATES
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

NEW E NGLAND
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

MIDDLE ATLANTIC
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

BORDER STATES
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

SOUTHEAST
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE
CHANGE

8 .5

47

7 .0

60

8 .3

71

10.4

38

6 .6

BOOK AND J O B ..............................................................
BINDERY WORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKEINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTROTYPERS.........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS (M AC HIN IS TS) ...............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN.............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R I P P E R S ....................................................................

55 .
37
48
74
48
70
72
30
62
50
58
52
54
56
63
62

8.8
8 .8
7.3
10.4
7 .6
10.0
9.7
5 .3
8 .0
8.4
8.7
9.0
7.9
8 .5
9.9
9 .2

63
75
22
77
38
86
113
57
52
59
57
39
70
70
70

10.8
19 .8
3.7
12.6
6.7
14. 2
18.1
14. 5
7.0
11. 1
9.9
7.5
10.7
11.5
11. 1

62
31
41
98
43
96
109
20
59
50
69
71
58
52
70
29

9.1
7.5
5.9
11.9
6 .2
11.8
12.7
4.0
7.5
7.4
9.7
12. 1
8.2
8.4
13.6
4.7

58
46
65
49
58
46
48
54
64
58
71
42
71
37
36
35

9.0
9.8
8.9
7.8
9.0
7.6
7.8
8.2
8 .3
10.5
11.4
7.8
10.8
6.3
6.3
5.9

43
38
63
37
27
35
38
0
11
47
51
16
130
84
91
82

7.7
9 .1
10.4
6.3
5 .3
6 .2
6 .7
.0
1.8
9.6
8. 1
2.9
21.6
12.9
14.3
12.7

NEWSPAPERS....................................................................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MA CH IN IS TS ) ...............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PHOTOENGRAVERS......................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................

57
56
58
64
62
67
71
69
72
64
63
66
45
49
42
67
73
60
48
46
49
44
44
44
36
39
33

8 .2
8.3
8 .0
9.2
9 .0
9.4
9.8
9.8
9 .8
9.2
9 .2
9.3
6.8
7.5
6.0
9.0
10.1
7 .9
6 .8
6.8
6.7
5.8
6. 1
5.6
5. 1
5.8
4.5

39
40
38
22
21
24
25
29
23
22
22
21
66
63
68
87
93
77
53
50
57
54
50
57
33
34
31

5 .6
5.9
5 .3
3.3
3.2
3.4
3.7
4.4
3 .3
3 .2
3.3
3.0
9 .5
9 .5
9.5
11.2
12. 2
9.8
7. 2
7 .2
7. 3
7 .0
7. 0
7.0
4. 9
5. 1
4. 5

54
56
53
80
77
83
86
79
91
76
71
84
34
39
29
25
44
13
25
30
21
23
26
21
24
36
17

7.1
7.7
6.6
10.4
10.2
10.4
10.9
10.5
11.3
10 . 1
9.6
10.7
4.8
5.9
3.9
3.2
5. 8
1.5
3.1
4. 2
2.5
2.8
3.4
2.4
2. 9
5.0
1.9

82
79
85
101
101
100
112
110
115
103
93
115
78
75
81
61
59
63
50
40
59
42
37
47
50
50
51

11.5
11.3
11.7
13.7
14.0
13.5
15.1
15.0
15.2
14. 1
13.0
15.2
11.3
11.4
11.3
8.1
7.9
8.2
7.4
6.2
8 .5
6.0
5 .4
6.6
7.8
7.9
7.6

32
33
31
23
23
24
31
30
31
20
19
21
47
46
49
39
35
42
39
45
34
40
46
34
24
27
22

5 .4
5.7
5.2
4.0
4.0
4. 1
5. 1
5. 1
5 .0
3 .4
3. 2
3.5
8.7
8.5
9 .0
6.3
5.9
6 .8
6.8
7.7
5.9
6.4
7.5
5.5
4.3
4.8
3 .9

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
A R T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, OFFS ET.............................
S T R I P P E R S ....................................................................

63
62
59
65
63
64
63

8.4
7 .9
7.7
8 .6
9 .5
8.2
8.4

45
47
44
47
41
46
47

6 .3
6. 3
6 .0
6.6
6.5
5.9
6. 7

63
64
62
64
62
62
63

8.4
8.2
8 .0
8 .4
9 .2
8.2
8.3

70
69
71
72
65
71
73

10.3
10.4
10.2
10.5
10.9
9.8
10.4

51
53
47
49
44
57
50

8.0
8 .0
7.3
7.7
8.3
8.7
7.7

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

57

-

See footnotes at end of table.




18

Table 11. Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: Regions-Contlnued
(CENTS-PEK-HOUR AND PERCENT CHANGES IN AVERAGE UNION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY REGION AND TRADE, JULY 1 , 1974-75)

TRADE

SOUTI] WEST
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

GREAT LAKES
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

MIDDL] WEST
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

MOUNTAIN
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

P A C I F IC
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

ALL PRINTING TRADES....................

42

7.7

59

8. 5

59

9.5

51

8.1

62

9.0

BOOK AND J O B ..............................................................
BINDERY HORKERS (JOURNEYMEN I I ) . . .
BOOKBINDERS (JOURNEYMEN I ) ....................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
ELECTROTYPERS........................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
MACHINE TENDERS (M AC HIN IS TS) ...............
MAILERS.........................................................................
PHOTCENGRAVEBS.....................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, CYLINDER.......................
PRESS OPERATORS, PLATEN.............................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

53
57
48
52
66
54
55
46
48
57
34
31
61
64
65

10.8
18.3
10.4
9 .7
11.0
10.0
10.5
8.2
9.8
10.7
7.2
5.5
10.3
13. 1
11.0

56
42
59
59
51
54
65
55
70
48
60
51
49
71
69
73

9. 0
10 .3
9.2
8 .7
8. 1
8 .1
9.5
9.4
8 .5
8 .3
9.0
9 .2
7. 0
10.8
10.6
10.9

51
43
50
55
65
59
56
47
80
47
49
48
39
42
46
40

9.0
11 . 1
8.3
8.9
10.0
9.5
9.3
7.7
11.8
8 .6
7.7
8.2
6.4
6.0
6.8
5.9

44
32
53
41
41
37
53
50
51
62
56
57

8 .4
9.4
9.5
7.2
7. 1
6.3
10.0
8.3
9.0
8.0
7 .7
8.3

45
24
47
68
29
60
39
6
62
56
46
35
44
37
42
54

7.0
5.2
6.9
10. 1
4. 5
8.8
5. 3
1.0
8. 2
10.5
6.7
5.2
6.8
5.5
5.6
7.4

NEWSPAPERS....................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
COMPOSITORS, HAND.............................................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MACHINE OPERATORS.............................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
MACHINE TENDERS (MACH INI ST S) ...............
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
MAILERS.........................................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PHOTCENGRAVERS.....................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS, WEB (JOURNEYMEN).
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK.................................................................
PRESS OPERATORS-IN-CHARGE.......................
DAYWORK.......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................
STEREOTYPERS...........................................................
DAYWORK......................................................................
NIGHTWORK................................................................

36
33
37
38
36
39
39
38
40
40
39
42
34
31
36
43
40
45
31
27
34
28
28
27
26
28
24

6 .2
6 .0
6.4
6.5
6 .3
6.7
6.8
6.8
6.9
7.2
7.1
7 .3
6.2
6 .0
6 .4
7 .3
6.9
7 .5
5.4
4.9
5.8
4.5
4 .7
4 .3
4.5
4.9
4.1

55
51
60
64
58
71
66
62
70
62
59
65
34
36
31
**6
76
76
49
45
56
44
41
50
42
40
45

7 .7
■7.4
8.2
9.0
8.3
9.7
9.0
8 .7
9 .4
8.6
8.4
8.8
4.9
5.3
4.4
10.3
10.5
10. 1
7. 1
6.6
7.7
6.0
5 .6
6 .5
6.0
5.8
6.2

62
61
63
75
75
75
74
74
75
76
76
76
59
58
60
68
71
63
37
38
36
35
36
33
38
39
38

9 .4
9 .5
9.4
11.3
11.5
1 1 .1
11. 4
11.5
11.2
11.8
12. 1
11.6
9.5
9.6
9 .4
9.7
10 . 2
8 .8
5.4
5 .6
5 .2
4.6
4.7
4.5
6.2
6.3
6. 1

54
53
55
55
55
55
51
51
51
52
51
54
51
49
52
81
81
82
51
50
53
52
51
53
52
49
59

8.0
8.0
8.1
8.5
8.5
8.5
7.6
7.6
7.5
7.8
7.7
7.9
7.8
7.6
8 .0
10.2
10.2
10.1
7.5
7 .3
7.7
7.1
7.0
7 .2
7 .5
7 .0
8.7

93
93
93
101
101
100
92
94
91
106
113
97
74
87
54
112
113
110
99
88
108
96
90
102
52
52
52

12.8
13.0
12.7
13.6
13. 8
13.4
12.4
12.8
12. 1
14 . 1
15.2
12.8
11.0
12.9
8.0
13.9
14.3
13.2
13.9
12.6
15.0
12.3
11.7
12.9
7.3
7 .3
7.3

LITHOGRAPHY.................................................................
AR T I S T S .........................................................................
CAMERA OPERATORS................................................
PLATEMAKERS..............................................................
PRESS ASSISTANTS AND FEEDERS...............
PRESS OPERATORS, OFFS ET.............................
S T R IP P E R S ...................................................................

54
38
55
58
52
54
55

9.9
7.0
9.8
10.5
11.2
9 .6
9.7

70
69
63
74
74
72
65

8 .9
8.4
7.9
9.1
10.3
8.5
8. 3

77
80
80
83
75
77
77

11.0
10.3
10.6
11.0
12.7
10.5
10.8

50
53
49
55
45
53

8.0
8 .0
7 .7
9.6
7.6
8 .0

50
46
50
54
36
50
61

6.6
5.9
6 .4
7. 1
•5 . 9
6.5
7.9

For definition of regions used in this study, see footnote 1, table 10.




NOTE: Dashes indicate no data reported for one or both years.

19




Table 12. Average wage rates: Selected cities by industry
branch and population group
(AVERAGE UNION HOURLY BATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY C I T Y ,
AND POPULATION GROUP, JULY 1 , 1 9 7 5 )

CITY AND POPULATION GROUP

ALL
PRINTING
TRADES

BOOK
AMD
JOB

INDUSTRY BRANCH,

NEWSPAPER

LITHOGRAPHY

ALL C I T I E S ........................................

$ 7 .36

$6.86

$7.57

$8.14

POPULATION GROUP I ( 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0
OR HORE)........................................................
CHICAGO, I L L ...........................................
DETROIT, MICH........................................
HOUSTON, TEX...........................................
LOS ANGELES, C A L I F ..........................
NEW YORK, N . Y ........................................
PHILADELPHIA, P A ...............................

8 . 12
8.27
7.61
6.52
7.43
8.65
6.7 2

7.89
7 .69
7 .22
6.41
6.81
8.7 3
6 .0 9

8.18
8.0 2
7.87
6.56
7 .75
9.04
7.04

8.51
9 .15
8 .63
6 .76
8.40
8.01
8 .45

POPULATION GROUP I I ( 5 0 0 , 0 0 0
TO 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ) ..........................................
BALTIMORE, HD............................... ..
BOSTON, MASS...........................................
CLEVELAND, OHIO..................................
COLUMBUS, OH IO .....................................
DALLAS, TEX.............................................
DENVER, COLO...........................................
IND IA NA P OL IS , I N D ............................
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.............................
KANSAS C I T Y , HO..................................
MEMPHIS, TENN........................................
MILWAUKEE, W I S .....................................
NEW ORLEANS, LA..................................
PHOENIX, A R IZ ........................................
PITTSBURGH, PA.....................................
ST. L O U I S , MO........................................
SAN ANTONIO, TEX...............................
SAN DIEGO, C A L I F ...............................
SAN FRANCISCO, C A L I F ....................
SEATTLE, WASH........................................
WASHINGTON, D . C ..................................

7 .2 2
6 .59
7 . 35
6.96
6.5 4
5.7 8
7.2 4
6.84
5.2 6
7 .05
6.00
7.91
4 .9 2
6.61
7 .0 3
7 . 13
5 .56
7.21
7.48
7.87
8.51

6 .39
6 .0 6
6 .66
6 .27
5 .9 2
4.6 7
5 .86
6 .1 2
5.26
6 .3 2
5.70
6.86
4.74
4.71
5.81
6 .15
,5 .0 6
6 .63
6.7 6
7.0 3
7 .84

7 .79
7.05
7 .7 0
7 .33
7.51
6 . 17
8.03
7.58
7.39
6.28
7.97
5.91
7.2 3
7 .93
8.43
5.71
7.55
8.56
8.08
9 . 14

7 .78
6.42
8.28
7.4 1
6.87
6.09
7.20
8.14
8.97
8 .9 6
5.78
7.88
7 .40
4.85
8.4 8
7.44
9 .08
7 .9 5

POPULATION GROUP I I I ( 2 5 0 , 0 0 0
TO 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ) ................................................
ATLANTA, GA.............................................
BIRMINGHAM, ALA..................................
BUFFALO, N . Y ..........................................
C I NC IN NA TI , OHIO ...............................
L O U IS V IL LE , KY.....................................
MINNEAPOLIS-’ST. PAUL, MIN N..
NEWARK, N . J .............................................
NORFOLK, VA.............................................
OAKLAND, C A L I F .....................................
OKLAHOMA C I T Y , OKLA.......................
OMAHA, NEBR.............................................
PORTLAND, OREG.....................................
ROCHESTER, N . Y .....................................
SACRAMENTO, C A L I F ............................
TAMPA, FLA.................................................
TOLEDO, OHIO...........................................
TULSA, OKLA.............................................

7.0 5
6.51
5.85
7.39
7 .7 7
7.11
7.0 6
7 .73
6.01
7.4 3
5.4 4
6.09
7.39
7.3 0
7.92
5.6 8
7.15
5.91

6 .3 8
6.30
5 .3 2
6 .06
6.28
7.21
6 .0 2
7 .2 7
5 .38
6.96
4.93
5.70
7.2 4
5.69
6 .8 7
4 .40
6 .2 7
5.96

7.40
6.65
6.42
8.30
8.02
7.07
8.28
8.75
6.04
8.5 0
6.3 4
7.28
8.56
5.74
7.31
5 .90

8.2 0
7.02
5.45
8.14
8.74
6.42
9.01
8.11
7.44
6.03
8.2 1
9.13
7 .4 5
7 .72
6.0 8

POPULATION GROUP IV ( 1 0 0 , 0 0 0
TO 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 ) ................................................
ALBUQUERQUE, N. HEX.......................
CHARLOTTE, N . C .....................................
DAYTON, OHIO...........................................
DES MOINES, IOWA...............................
E R I E , PA......................................................
EVANSVILLE, I N D ..................................
FRESNO, C A L I F ........................................
GRAND RA PI DS, MICH.........................
JACKSON, M IS S........................................
KNOXVILLE, TENN..................................
LITT LE ROCK, ARK...............................
LUBBOCK, TEX...........................................
MADISON, W IS ..........................................
NEW HAVEN, CONN..................................
PEO RI A, I L L ..............................................
PROVIDENCE, R . I ..................................
RICHMOND, VA..........................................
SALT LAKE C I T Y , UTAH....................
SCRANTON, PA ..........................................
SHREVEPORT, L A .....................................
SOUTH EEND, I N D ..................................
SPOKANE, WASH........................................
S PR IN G FI EL D , MASS............................
SYRACUSE, N . Y ........................................
TOPEKA, KANS..........................................
TRENTON, N . J ...........................................

6.4 5
5 .93
5.60
6.63
6.34
6 . 34
6.0 9
7.96
6.64
4.27
6.34
5.52
5.07
7.21
6.29
7 .59
7.64
6.02
6.6 2
5.68
4.91
6 .37
6.2 4
7.23
5.6 0
6.0 4
6 .83

5.71
5.59
6 .2 9
6 .1 0
5.7 4
5 .00
6.83
5.4 7
4 .27
6 .1 8
4.97
6.4 0
6 .14
6 .70
6 .42
5 .88
7 .8 9
4.69
5.92
5 .60
6 .3 5
4.8 5
4 .99
6 .50

6.81
6.08
5.60
7.26
6.6 3
6.73
6 . 43
8.64
7 . 42
6.3 3
5.7 9
5.07
7 . 28
6.37
7 .09
7.77
6.06
6.46
7.46
4.91
6.56
6.8 2
6.4 6
6.2 3
7.33

7.31
6.84
7.28
6.46
6.7 4
7.74
6.56
6.41
5.68
7 .43
6.44
9.17
7.68
6.54
6.76
7.08
6.69
7 .40
7.9 5
“

NOTE: Dashes indicate no data reported.

20




Table 13. Average wage rates: Selected cities by industry
branch and region
(AVERAGE UNION HOURLY RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY C I T Y ,
JULY 1 , 1 97 5 )
CITY AND REGION1

INDUSTRY BRANCH, AND REGION1
,

AVERAGE HOURLY RATE
BOOK
AND
NEWSPAPER
JOB

ALL
PRINTING
TRADES

LITHOGRAPHY

ALL C I T I E S .......................................

$ 7 . 36

$6.86

$7.57

$ 8 .14

NEW ENGLAND..................................................
BOSTON, M A S S ( I I ) ...............................
NEW HAVEN, C O N N ( I V ) .......................
PROVIDENCE, R . I ( I V ) .......................
SP R IN GF IE LD , M A S S ( I V ) .................

7 . 15
7.35
6.29
7.64
7.23

6 .48
6.66
6.14
6.42
6 .35

7.40
7.70
6.37
7.7 7
-

7.59
8.28
6.44
7.68
7.40

MIDDLE ATLANTIC.......................................
BUFFALO, N . Y ( I I I ) ............................
E R I E , P A ( I V ) ..........................................
NEW YORK, N . Y ( I ) ...............................
NEWARK, N . J ( I I I ) ...............................
PHILADELPHIA, P A ( I ) ....................
PITTSBURGH, P A ( I I ) .........................
ROCHESTER, N . Y ( I I I ) .......................
SCRANTON, P A ( I V ) ...............................
SYRACUSE, N . Y ( I V ) ............................
TRENTON, N . J ( I V ) ...............................

7.82
7 .39
6.34
8 .65
7.73
6 .72
7.03
7.3 0
5.68
5.60
6.83

7 .46
6.06
5.74
8.73
7.27
6.09
5.81
5.69
4.69
4.85
6.50

8.24
8 . 30
6.73
9.04
8.75
7.0 4
7 . 93
7 . 28
7.46
6 . 46
7.33

8.11
8 .14
6.46
8.01
8.11
8 .45
7.88
9.1 3
7.08
7.9 5
-

BORDER ST A TES .............................................
BALTIMORE, M D ( I I ) ............................
LO UI SV IL LE , K Y ( I I I ) .......................
NORFOLK, V A ( I I I ) ...............................
RICHMOND, VA ( I V ) ...............................
WASHINGTON, D . C ( I I ) .......................

7.54
6.59
7.11
6.01
6.0 2
8.51

7.06
6.06
7.21
5.38
5.8 8
7.84

7.9 4
7.05
7.0 7
6 . 04
6.06
9 . 14

7.47
6.42
6.42
6.5 4
7.9 5

SOUTHEAST........................................................
ATLANTA, G A ( I I I ) ...............................
BIRMINGHAM, A L A ( I I I ) ....................
CHARLOTTE, N . C ( I V ) .........................
JACKSON, M I S S ( I V ) ............................
JACKSONVILLE, F L A ( I I ) .................
KNOXVILLE, T E N N ( I V ) .......................
MEMPHIS, T E N N ( I I ) ............................
TAMPA, F L A ( I I I ) ..................................

6 . 15
6.51
5.85
5.6 0
4.2 7
5.26
6.34
6.00
5.68

6.02
6 .30
5 .32
4 .27
5.26
6 .18
5.7 0
4 .40

6 . 15
6.65
6.42
5.60

6.81
7.0 2
5.4 5

S O U T H W E S T ..................................................
DALLAS, T E X ( I I ) ..................................
HOUSTON, TEX ( I ) ...............................
LI TTL E ROCK, A R K ( I V ) ....................
LUBBOCK, T E X ( I V ) ...............................
NEW ORLEANS, L A ( I I ) .......................
OKLAHOMA C I T Y , O K L A ( I I I ) -----SAN ANTONIO, T E X ( I I ) ....................
SHREVEPORT, L A ( I V ) .........................
TULSA, O K L A ( I I I ) ...............................

5.88
5.78
6.52
5.52
5.07
4.92
5.44
5.56
4.91
5.91

5.46
4.67
6.41
4.97
4.7 4
4 .93
5.06
5.96

5.71
4.91
5.90

GREAT LAKES..................................................
CHICAGO, I L L ( I ) ..................................
CI NC IN NA TI , O H I O ( I I I ) .................
CLEVELAND, O H I O ( I I ) .......................
COLUMBUS, O H I O ( I I ) .........................
DAYTON, O H I O ( I V ) ...............................
DETROIT, M I C H ( I ) ...............................
EVANSVILLE, I N D ( I V ) .......................
GRAND RA PI DS, M I C H ( I V ) ..............
INDIAN AP OLIS , I N D ( I I ) .................
MADISON, W I S ( I V ) ...............................
MILWAUKEE, W I S ( I I ) .........................
MIN NE APO LIS -ST . PAUL,
M I N N ( I I I ) .............................................
PEO RIA, I L L ( I V ) ..................................
SOUTH BEND, I N D ( I V ) .......................
TOLEDO, O H I O ( I I I ) ............................

7.48
8 . 27
7.77
6.96
6.54
6.63
7.61
6.09
6.6 4
6.84
7.21
7 . 91

6 .73
7.69
6 .28
6.27
5.92
6.2 9
7.22
5.00
5.47
6.12
6.40
6.8 6

7.65
8.02
8 . 02
7.33
7.51
7.26
7 . 87
6.4 3
7 . 42
7.5 8
7 . 28
7.97

8.6 4
9.15
8.7 4
7.41
6 .87
6.84
8 .63 .
6.74
6.56
8.1 4
7.43
8.96

7.06
7.59
6.37
7 . 15

6.02
6.7 0
5.92
6.27

8 . 28
7.09
6 . 56
7.31

9.01
9.17
6.69
7.72

MIDDLE WEST..................................................
DES MOINES, I O W A ( I V ) ....................
KANSAS C I T Y , M O ( I I ) .......................
OMAHA, N E B R ( I I I ) ...............................
S T . L O U IS , M O ( I I ) ............................
TOPEKA, K A N S ( I V ) ...............................

6.74
6.34
7.0 5
6.09
7 . 13
6.0 4

6.13
6.1 0
6.32
5.70
6.15
4.9 9

7.15
6 . 63
7.39
6 . 34
8.43
6 .23

7.81
7.28
8.97
7.4 0
-

MOUNTAIN...........................................................
ALBUQUERQUE, N . M E X ( I V ) ............
DENVER, C O L O ( I I ) ...............................
PHOENIX, A R I Z ( I I ) ............................
SALT LAKE C I T Y , U T A H ( I V ) ____

6.8 1
5.93
7 . 24
6.61
6 .6 2

5.69
5.59
5.86
4.71
7.8 9

7.26
6.08
8 . 03
7.23
6.46

6.81
7.20
5.7 8
6.76

P A C I F I C ..............................................................
FRESNO, C A L I F ( I V ) ............................
LOS ANGELES, C A L I F ( I ) .................
OAKLAND, C A L I F ( I I I ) .......................
PORTLAND, O R E G ( I I I ) .......................
SACRAMENTO, C A L I F ( I I I ) ..............
SAN DIEGO, C A L I F ( I I ) ....................
SAN FRANCISCO, C A L I F ( I I ) ____
SEATTLE, W A S H ( I I ) ............................
SPOKANE, W A S H ( I V ) ............................

7.52
7.96
7 .43
7.43
7 . 39
7.9 2
7.21
7.48
7.87
6.24

6 .82
6.83
6 .81
6.96
7.24
6 .87
6.6 3
6.76
7.03
5.60

8.20
8 . 64
7.75
8.50
8.56
7.55
8.5 6
8.0 8
6.82

7.95
7.7 4
8.40
7.44
8.21
7.45
8.4 8
7.44
9.08
”

1 For definition of regions used in this study, see footnote 1, table
10. Population size of city is shown in parentheses as follows: Group I =
1,000,000 or more; Group II = 500,000 to 1,000,000; Group III =

-

-

6.33
6.2 8
5.74

6.41
-

6.07
6 . 17
6.56
5.79
5 . 07
5.91

5.97
6.09
6.7 6
5.68

-

6.03
4.8 5

-

-

6.08

250,000 to 500,000; and Group IV = 100,000 to 250,000.
NOTE: Dashes indicate no data reported.

21

Table 14. Cents-per-hour and percent changes in average wage rates: Selected
cities by industry branch and population group
(CENTS-PER-HOUR AND PERCENT CHANGES IN AVERAGE ONION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY C I T Y ,
INDUSTRY BRANCH, AND POPULATION GROUP, JULY 1 , 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 )

CITY AND POPULATION GROUP

ALL PRINTING
TRADES
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

BOOK AND JOB
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

NEWSPAPER
CEN TSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

LITHOGRAPHY
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

ALL C I T I E S ........................................

57

8.5

55

8.8

57

8.2

63

8 .4

POPULATICN GROUP I ( 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0
OF MORE)........................................................
CHICAGO, I L L ...........................................
DETROIT, MICH........................................
HOUSTON, TEX...........................................
LOS ANGELES, C A L I F ..........................
NEW YORK, N . Y ........................................
PHILADELPHIA, P A ...............................

64
72
55
43
57
68
43

8.5
9.6
7.7
7. 1
8.3
8 .5
6.8

67
73
51
67
41
78
44

9.3
10.5
7.6
11 .7
6.4
9.8
7.7

51
54
51
32
45
58
39

6.6
7.2
6.9
5.1
6. 1
6 .8
5.8

73
85
83
48
91
59
56

9.3
10.2
10.6
7 .6
12.2
8 .0
7.1

POPULATION GROUP I I ( 5 0 0 , 0 0 0
TO 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ) ..........................................
BALTIMORE, MD........................................
BOSTON, MASS...........................................
CLEVELAND, OHIO..................................
COLUMBUS, OHIO.....................................
DALLAS, TEX.............................................
DENVER, COLO...........................................
I ND IAN AP OLI S, I N D .............................
JACKSONVILLE, FL A ............................
KANSAS C I T Y , MO..................................
MEMPHIS, TENN........................................
MILWAUKEE, H I S .....................................
NEW ORLEANS, LA ..................................
PHOENIX, A R IZ ........................................
PITTSBURGH, PA .....................................
S T . LO UI S, MO........................................
SAN ANTONIO, TE X...............................
SAN DIEGO, C A L I F ...............................
SAN FRANCISCO, C A L I F ....................
SEATTLE, WASH........................................
WASHINGTON, D . C ..................................

56
44
47
37
56
36
48
50
54
81
18
73
27
53
39
60
38
61
39
63
99

8 .3
7. 1
6.9
5.6
9.3
6.6
7.2
7 .9
11.3
13.0
3. 1
10.2
5.8
8.8
5.8
9 .2
7 .2
9.3
5.5
8.7
13. 1

50
44
77
52
34
49
45
41
54
75
22
70
25
33
28
45
35
37
22
65
66

8.4
7.8
13.0
9. 1
6 .2
11.6
8.3
7.2
11.3
13.4
4 .0
11.4
5 .7
7 .5
5.0
8.0
7.5
5 .9
3.4
10.2
9. 1

64
44
29
41
91
28
50
55
89
14
70
34
60
49
72
40
80
100
52
1 29

8 .9
6.6
3.9
5.9
13.8
4 .8
6 .6
7.8
13.8
2.4
9.6
6.2
9. 1
6.6
9 .4
7 .5
11.8
13.2
6.9
16.4

49
38
42
8
42
55
55
93
92
83
34
32
72
0
94
16
92
77

6 .7
6.3
5.3
1.1
6.5
10.0
8.3
12.9
11.5
10.1
6.2
4 .2
10.8
.0
12.4
2.2
11.3
10.6

POPULATION GROUP I I I ( 2 5 0 , 0 0 0
TO 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ) ................................................
ATLANTA, GA.............................................
BIRMINGHAM, ALA..................................
BUFFALO, N . Y ...........................................
CINC IN NA TI , OHIO ...............................
LO UI SV IL LE , KY.....................................
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MIN N. .
NEWARK, N . J .............................................
NORFOLK, VA..............................................
OAKLAND, C A L I F .....................................
OKLAHOMA C I T Y , OKLA.......................
OMAHA, NEBR.............................................
PORTLAND, OREG.....................................
ROCHESTER, N . Y .....................................
SACRAMENTO, C A L I F .............................
TAMPA, FLA................................................
TOLEDO, OHIO..........................................
TULSA, OKLA.............................................

56
51
34
52
65
48
53
64
6
47
62
42
72
65
93
47
52
36

8.7
8.5
6.1
7.6
9.1
7.3
8.1
9 .0
1.0
6.8
12.8
7.4
10.9
9.7
13.3
9.1
7.8
6.5

50
52
26
41
50
51
51
44
13
28
59
30
77
49
55
25
53
57

8 .5
9. 0
5.1
7.4
8 .6
7 .6
9.3
6.4
2.4
4. 1
13.5
5.6
11.9
9.6
8.8
6.0
9 .3
10.6

61
47
42
44
55
44
66
11 5
6
100
49
59
134
48
48
31

9. 0
7.6
7.0
5.6
7 .3
6.6
8.6
15.2
1.0
13.3
8.4
8.8
18.5
9.2
7.0
5.5

64
58
41
95
89
70
37
59
16
66
49
87
16
84
41

8.4
9 .0
7 .2
13.2
11.4
12.2
4.3
7.9
2.1
12.2
6.3
10.6
2 .2
12. 1
7 .2

POPULATION GROUP IV ( 1 0 0 , 0 0 0
TO 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 ) ................................................
ALBUQUERQUE, N. HEX.......................
CHARLOTTE, N . C .....................................
DAYTON, OHIO ..........................................
DES MOINES, IOWA...............................
E R I E , P A .....................................................
EVANSVILLE, I N D ..................................
FRESNO, C A L I F ........................................
GRAND RA PIDS, MICH..........................
JACKSON, M I S S ........................................
KNOXVILLE, TENN..................................
LI TTL E ROCK, ARK...............................
LUBBOCK,- TEX ..........................................
MADISON, W I S ..........................................
NEW HAVEN, CONN..................................
PEO RIA, I L L .............................................
PROVIDENCE, R . I ..................................
RICHMOND, VA..........................................
SALT LAKE CI T Y , UTAH....................
SCRANTCN, PA ...........................................
SHREVEPORT, LA.....................................
SOUTH BEND, I N D ..................................
SPOKANE, WASH........................................
SP RIN GFI ELD , MASS.............................
SYRACUSE, N . Y ........................................
TOPEKA, KANS..........................................
TRENTON, N . J ..........................................

49
64
9
50
45
34
41
101
45
27
39
51
22
61
34
63
59
60
44
33
12
32
30
49
52
50
57

8.2
12.2
1.7
8.2
7.7
5.7
7 .2
14.5
7.3
6.7
6.6
10.2
4.5
9 .3
5.7
9 .0
8 .4
11.2
7. 1
6 .2
2.6
5.2
5 .0
7.3
10.3
8.9
9.1

43
49
42
42
20
35
48
38
27
22
44
42
45
46
29
76
64
25
51
32
29
56
38
54

8.2
9.7
7. 1
7.3
3.6
7.8
7.5
7.5
6.7
3.6
9.8
7.0
8.0
7 .4
4.7
14.9
8.8
5.7
9.4
6.1
4.8
13.7
8.5
9. 1

53
71
9
73
49
43
45
135
43
47
55
22
67
27
58
68
35
41
49
12
13
28
37
51
62

8.4
13.1
1.7
11.3
8 .0
6.8
7 .5
18.6
6.1
8.0
10.5
4.5
10.2
4.4
8.9
9.5
6.1
6 .7
7 .0
2.6
2 .0
4.2
6.1
8.9
9 .2

52
35
72
37
36
17
64
29
49
61
34
85
40
65
50
38
33
53
61
-

7.6
5 .4

NOTE: Dashes indicate no data reported for one or both years.

6.1
5 .6
2.2
10.9
4.7
9.5
8 .9
5 .6
10.2
5 .5
1 1 .1

8 .0
5 .7
5.1
7 .7
8.3
-

rates available on the survey date, and do not include increases made later that are
retroactive to July 1 or before. Such retroactive increases are included in the wage rates
reported in the following year to survey.

Variations in the size of annual increases from survey to survey may reflect,
in part, variations in timing of negotiations. W rates and increases indicated reflect
age




1 1 .1

22

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15.

c itie s

b y

C e n ts -p e r-h o u r
in d u s tr y

b ra n c h

a n d

a n d

p e rc e n t c h a n g e s

in

a v e r a g e

w a g e

r a te s : S e le c te d

r e g io n

(CENTS-PER-HOUR AND PERCENT CHANGES IN AVERAGE UNION HOURLY WAGE RATES IN THE PRINTING TRADES BY C I T Y ,
INDUSTRY BRANCH, AND REGION1 JULY 1, 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 )
,

CITY AND REGION1

ALL PRINTING
TRADES
CEN TSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

BOOK AND JOB
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

NEWSPAPER
CE NTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE
CHANGE

LITHOGRAPHY
CENTSPER-HOUR PERCENT
CHANGE CHANGE

ALL C I T I E S .......................................

57

8.5

55

8 .8

57

8 .2

63

8 .4

NEW ENGLAND..................................................
B O S T O N , M A S S ( I I ) ..................................
NEW HAVEN, C O N N ( I V ) .......................
PROVIDENCE, R . I ( I V ) .......................
SP R IN GF IE LD , M A S S ( I V ) .................

47
47
34
59
49

7.0
6.9
5.7
8.4
7.3

63
77
45
29
29

1 0 .8
13.0
8 .0
4.7
4.8

39
29
27
68
-

5.6
3.9
4.4
9.5
-

45
42
34
40
53

6 .3
5 .3
5.6
5 .5
7.7

MIDDLE ATLANTIC.......................................
BUFFALO, N . Y ( I I I ) ............................
E R I E , P A ( I V ) ..........................................
NEW YORK, N . Y ( I ) ...............................
NEWARK, N . J ( I I I ) ...............................
PHILADELPHIA, P A ( I ) .......................
PITTSBURGH, P A ( I I ) ..........................
ROCHESTER, N . Y ( I I I ) .......................
SCRANTON, P A ( I V ) ...............................
SYRACUSE, N . Y ( I V ) ............................
TRENTON, N . J ( I V ) ...............................

60
52
34
68
64
43
39
65
33
52
57

8.3
7.6
5.7
8.5
9.0
6 .8
5.8
9.7
6 .2
10.3
9.1

62
41
20
78
44
44
28
49
25
56
54

9. 1
7.4
3.6
9.8
6 .4
7 .7
5.0
9.6
5.7
13.7
9. 1

54
44
43
58
1 15
39
49
59
49
37
62

7.1
5 .6
6 .8
6 .8
15.2
5.8
6 .6
8 .8
7.0
6 .1
9.2

63
95
37
59
59
56
32
87
38
61
-

8.4
13.2
6 .1
8 .0
7.9
7. 1
4.2
1 0 .6
5 .7
8. 3
~

BORDER STA TES .............................................
BALTIMORE, M D ( I I ) ............................
LO UI SV IL LE , K Y ( I I I ) .......................
NORFOLK, V A ( I I I ) ...............................
RICHMOND, V A ( I V ) ...............................
WASHINGTON, D . C ( I I ) .......................

71
44
48
6
60
99

10.4
7. 1
7 .3
1 .0
1 1 .2
13. 1

58
44
51
13
76
66

9.0
7 .8
7. 6
2.4
14.9
9. 1

82
44
44
6
35
129

11.5
6 .6
6 .6
1 .0
6. 1
16.4

70
38
70
65
77

10.3
6.3
1 2 .2
1 1 .1
1 0 .6

SOUTHEAST........................................................
ATLANTA, G A ( I I I ) ...............................
BIRMINGHAM, A L A ( I I I ) ....................
CHARLOTTE, N . C ( I V ) .........................
JACKSON, M I S S ( I V ) ............................
JACKSONVILLE, F L A ( I I ) .................
KNOXVILLE, T E N N ( I V ) .......................
MEMPHIS, T E N N ( I I ) ............................
TAMPA, F L A ( I I I ) ..................................

38
51
34
9
27
54
39
18
47

6 .6
8.5
6 .1
1.7
6.7
11.3
6 .6
3. 1
9.1

43
52
26
27
54
22
22
25

7 .7
9. 0
5. 1
6.7
11.3
3.6
4.0
6 .0

32
47
42
9
47
14
48

5.4
7 .6
7 .0
1.7
8 .0
2.4
9 .2

51
58
41
29
-

8 .0
9.0
7.2
4.7
-

SOUTHWEST........................................................
DALLAS, T E X ( I I ) ..................................
HOUSTON, T E X ( I ) ..................................
LI TTL E ROCK, A R K ( I V ) ....................
LUBBOCK, T E X ( I V ) ...............................
NEW ORLEANS, L A ( I I ) .......................
OKLAHOMA C I T Y , O K L A ( I I I ) ____
SAN ANTONIA, T E X ( I I ) ....................
SHREVEPORT, L A ( I V ) .........................
TULSA, O K L A ( I I I ) ...............................

42
36
43
51
22
27
62
38
12
36

7.7
6 .6
7.1
1 0 .2
4.5
5.8
1 2 .8
7 .2
2 .6
6.5

53
49
67
44

1 0 .8
1 1 .6
11.7
9.8

9.9
1 0 .0
7.6
9 .5

5 .7
13.5
7 .5
1 0 .6

6 .2
4.8
5. 1
10.5
4.5
6 .2
7.5
2 .6
5.5

54
55
48
49

25
59
35
57

36
28
32
55
22
34
40
12
31

_
66
0
41

_
1 2 .2
.0
7.2

GREAT LAKES...................................................
CHICAGO, I L L ( I ) ..................................
C IN C IN NA TI , O H I O ( I I I ) .................
CLEVELAND, O H I O ( I I ) .......................
COLUMBUS, O H I O ( I I ) ..........................
DAYTON, O H I O ( I V ) ...............................
DE TRIOT, M I C H ( I ) ...............................
EVANSVILLE, I N D ( I V ) .......................
GRAND RA PI DS, M I C H ( I V ) ..............
INDIAN AP OLIS , I N D ( I I ) .................
MADISON, W I S ( I V ) ...............................
MILWAUKEE, W I S ( I I ) .........................
MIN NE AP O LI S -S T. PAUL,
M I N N ( I I I ) .............................................
PEORIA, I L L ( I V ) ..................................
SOUTH BEND, I N D ( I V ) .......................
TOLEDO, O H I O ( I I I ) ............................

59
72
65
37
56
50
55
41
45
50
61
73

8.5
9.6
9. 1
5.6
9.3
8 .2
7 .7
7.2
7 .3
7.9
9 .3
1 0 .2

56
73
50
52
34
42
51
35
38
41
42
70

9 .0
10.5
8 .6
9. 1
6 .2
7. 1
7.6
7.8
7 .5
7.2
7.0
11.4

55
54
55
41
91
73
51
45
43
55
67
70

7.7
7.2
7.3
5 .9
13.8
11.3
6.9
7 .5
6 .1
7 .8
1 0 .2
9.6

70
85
89
8
42
35
83
36
64
93
61
83

8.9
1 0 .2
11.4
1 .1
6.5
5.4
1 0 .6
5.6
10.9
12.9
8 .9
10. 1

53
63
32
52

8. 1
9 .0
5.2
7.8

51
46
51
53

9 .3
7.4
9.4
9.3

66
58
13
48

8 .6
8.9
2 .0
7.0

37
85
33
84

4 .3
1 0 .2
5. 1
1 2 .1

MIDDLE WEST..................................................
DES MOINES, I O W A ( I V ) ....................
KANSAS C I T Y , M O ( I I ) .......................
OMAHA, N E B R ( I I I ) ............................
S T . L O U IS , M O ( I I ) ............................
TOPEKA, K A N S ( I V ) ...............................

59
45
81
42
60
50

9.5
7.7
13.0
7.4
9.2
8.9

51
42
75
30
45
38

9.0
7.3
13. 4
5.6
8 .0
8.5

62
49
89
49
72
51

9. 4
8 .0
13.8
8.4
9 .4
8.9

77
72
92
72
“

1 1 .0
1 1 .1
11.5
1 0 .8
-

MOUNTAIN...........................................................
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M E X ( I V ) ............
DENVER, C O L O ( I I ) ...............................
PHOENIX, A R I Z ( I I ) ............................
SALT LAKE CI TY , U T A H ( I V ) ------

51
64
48
53
44

8 .1
1 2 .2
7.2
8 .8
7.1

44
49
45
33
64

8.4
9.7
8.3
7 .5
8 .8

54
71
50
60
41

8 .0
13.1
6 .6
9.1
6.7

50
55
34
50

8 .0
8.3
6 .2
8 .0

P A C I F I C .............................................................
FRESNO, C A L I F ( I V ) ............................
LOS ANGELES, C A L I F ( I ) .................
OAKLAND, C A L I F ( I I I ) .......................
PORTLAND, O R E G ( I I I ) .......................
SACRAMENTO, C A L I F ( I I I ) ..............
SAN DIEGO, C A L I F ( I I ) ....................
SAN FRANCISCO, C A L I F ( I I ) ------SEATTLE, WASH ( I I ) ............................
SPOKANE, W A S H ( I V ) ............................

62
101
57
39
47
72
93
61
63
30

9 .0
14.5
8.3
5.5
6 .8
10.9
13.3
9.3
8 .7
5.0

45
48
41
22
28
77
55
37
65
32

7.0
7.5
6. 4
3.4
4.1
11.9
8 .8
5.9
1 0 .2
6. 1

93
135
45
100
100
134
80
52
28

1 2 .8
18.6
6 .1
13.2
13.3
18.5
1 1 .8
6 .9
4.2

50
17
91
16
16
49
16
94
92

6 .6
2 .2
1 2 .2
2 .2
2 .1
6.3
2 .2
12.4
11.3
~

-

1 For definition of regions used in this study, see footnote 1, table 10. Population
size of city is shown in parentheses as follows: Group I = 1,000,000 or more; Group II =
500,000 to 1,000,000; Group III = 250,000 to 500,000; and Group IV = 100,000 to
250,000.

Variations in the size of annual increases from survey to survey may reflect,
in part, variations in timing of negotiations. W rates and increases indicated reflect
age
rates>available and payable on the survey date, and do not include increases made later
that are retroactive to July 1 or before. Such retroactive increases are included in the
wage rates reported in the following year's survey.

NOTE: Dashes indicate no data for one or both years.




2 3

T a b le

1 6 .

W

a g e

ra te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s :

S e le c te d

c itie s

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1.
1974

July 1,1975
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
'
InsurPension
ance4 '

ALBUQ UERQ UE, N. MEX.

$
3.499
5.530
5.416
5.416
4.332
4.662
5.416
5.686
5.416

$
3.934
6.073
5.913
5.913
4.913
4.990
5.913
6.208
5.913

3%
3%
84/5?
84 /5?
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

167/1 0?
167/10?
167/10?
167/10?

-

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Agreement B:
Cylinder:
Letter-press:
Offset:
Sheet-fed .....................
Web-fed .......................
3, 4, or
5-unit ..................
6-unit .....................
8-unit:
Single-drive
shaft ................
Split-drive
s h a ft................
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A :
Offset — Sheet-fed:
1-color:
14 x 20 inches ............
17 x 22 inches and up
to 36 x 49 inches . . .
42 x 58 in c h e s ............
2 -c o lo r................................
4-color, 25 x 38 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
5-color:
25 x 38 inches ............
43 x 60 in c h e s ............
Offset - Web-fed:
5-units:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
6-unit:
First ..............................
Second .........................
Rotogravure:
First, and ( 1 4 x 1 2 ) .........
Second ..............................
Letter-press:
Hand-fed (up to 17 x 22
in ches)..............................
A utom atic job (17 x 22
inches and over) ............
2 -c o lo r................................
5-color C o t tr e ll................
Rotary — Web-fed:
72-page w ith folder
delivery:
Operator-in-charge .
First .......................
Second ..................
144-page w ith folder
delivery:
Operator-in-charge .
First .......................
Second ..................
T h ir d .......................
Goss Un-1-Mag:
2-unit:
First .......................
Second ..................

20?
20?
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

5.313
5.446
5.313
5.446

6.026
6.160
6.026
6.160

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*

5.463

6.176

371/2

*

167/ i 0?

5.596
5.120
5.180

6.310
5.710
5.760

2
37 11
371/2
38

*
83/5?
83/5?

167/ i 0?
131/3?
131/3?
131/3?

5.313

6.020

371/2

*

5.447

6.150

371/2

*

131/3?

5.580

6.550

371/2

*

131 /3?

37 112

*

131/3?

5.713

6.820

A T L A N T A , GA.
Book and jo b
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B (G ra vu re )..............
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
Job cylinder, 1-color cylinder.
1-color offset, platen .........
Goss Un-I-Mag (2-unit),
rotary; rotogravure; 2-color
cylinder: web o ff s e t ............
Rotogravure (14 x 22), and
u n it .......................................
Feeders:
1-c o lo r................................
2 -c o lo r................................
4 2 x 5 8 ..............................

Rate
per
h our1

$

Insur­
Pension
ance4 '

4.376
4.475

4.870
4.850

371/2
371/2

164 /5?
164 /5?

254 /5?
254 /5?

6.093
6.327
6.131
4.770
6.131
6.131

6.790
7.070
6.513
4.770
6.513
6.513

37 11
2
371/2
371 /2
371 /2
37 11
2
3 7 1/2

164 /5?
164 /5?
*
*
*

254 /5?
254 /5?
20?
20?
20?

6.030
t8.3 83

6.030
9.302

35
35

25?
*

3%
3%

5.030

5.650

3 7 1/2

364/5?

131/3?

1-5.090

5.720

371/2

364 /5?

131/3?

5.270

5.920

37 112

364 /5?

131/3?

1-5.210
5.270
5.420

5.850
5.920
6.090

37 112
3 7 1/2
3 7 11
2

364 /5?
364/5?
364/5?

131/3?
131 /3?
131/3?

t5.3 23
5.146

5.930
5.850

371 /2
371/2

329 /l0 ?
329 /10?

131/3?
131/3?

t5.3 23
5.405

5.930
6.020

3 7 1 /2 329 /10?
3 7 112 329 /10?

131 /3?
131/3?

5.440

6.060

371/2

329 /10?

131 /3?

5.499

6.130

371 /2

329 /10?

131/3?

6.270

7.040

37 112

364 /5?

131 /3?

6.480
6.710
6.710

7.280
7.530
7.440

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

364 /5?
364/5?
364/5?

131/3?
131/3?
131/3?

6.770
6.500

7.600
7.310

371/2
371/2

364 /5?
364/5?

131/3?
131/3?

6.910
7.130

7.600
8.000

371/2
371/2

364 /5?
364 /5?

131/3?
131/3?

7.180
6.720

8.070
7.550

371/2
37 11
2

364/5?
364 /5?

131 /3?
131/3?

7.610
7.010

8.550
7.870

371/2
371/2

364/5?
364/5?

131 /3?
131/3?

6.550
6.110

7.360
6.860

371/2
3 7 1/2

364 /5?
364/5?

131 /3?
131/3?

6.270

7.040

3 7 1/2

364 /5?

131/3?

6.270
6.410
6.570

7.040
7.200
7.380

371 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

364/5?
364 /5?
364/5?

131 /3?
131/3?
131/3?

6.480
6.110
6.010

7.280
6.860
6.750

371/2
37 112
371 /2

364 /5?
364/5?
364 /5?

131 /3?
131/3?
131 /3?

6.870
6.290
6.110
5.810

7.720
7.070
6.860
6.530

3 7 1/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 112

364 /5?
364 /5?
364/5?
364 /5?

131/3?
131 /3?
131/3?
131/3?

6.770
6.500

7.600
7.310

3 7 1/2
37 112

364 /5?
364 /5?

131/3?
131/3?

See footnotes at end of table.




Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3

$

Hours
per
week2

Book and jo b-C o ntin ue d
371/2
371/2
371/2
371 /2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................

Rate
per
h our1

A T L A N T A , G A.—Continued

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine o p e ra to rs ............................
Press assistants and feeders..............
2 -c o lo r............................................
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
2 -c o lo r............................................
Press operators, p la te n .....................

Trade or occupation

July 1.1 9 75

NOTE:
When more than 1 union rate was in effect fo r the same classification in a
particular city, letters o f the alphabet were used to designate the various agreements. The
sequence of the letters does not indicate the relative importance o f the agreements or the rates.

2 4

T a b le

1 6 .

W

a g e

r a te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s : S e le c t e d

c itie s - C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1,1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

A T L A N T A , G A.—Continued

$
6.672
6.793
6.522

$
7.430
7.570
7.270

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371 /2

7.146

7.960

3 7 1/2

7.193
6.323
7.193
6.746
7.522
6.958

8.010
7.470
8.010
7.520
8.380
7.750

371/2
371 /2
37 112
371/2
371/2
371 /2

8.205
6.958
8.499
7.028

9.140
7.750
9.470
7.830

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

6.270

7.040

371 /2

Press assistants and feeders:
2- or 4-color:
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
131/3tf
5-cofor:
329 /i0 tf
F ir s t .........................................
329 /l0 ?
131/3tf
Second or third .....................
329 /l0 tf
131/3tf
Web-press, 36 inches (8-plate):
F ir s t .........................................
329 /10<f
131/3 *
Second *
......................... % . .
.
Sheet-fed:
329 /10tf
131/3<f
1-color:
329 /1O0
13 1134
Up to 30 in che s................
329 /l0 tf
13 1134
2-color:
329/1 Otf
13 1134
Up to 40 in che s................
329 /10tf
131/3 4
40 inches up to
329 /10tf
131/3 4
60 in che s.................. ..
4-color:
329 /10tf
131 /3^f
Up to 40 inches:
329 /10tf
13 1134
F ir s t ..............................
329 /10<f
13 1134
Second .........................
329 /10tf
13 1134
40 inches up to
50 inches:
364/5tf
131/3 4
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
5-color, 50 inches up to
364 /5 i
13 1124
60 inches:
364 /5tf
131/3tf
First ..................................
. 364 /5<f
13 1134
Second ..............................
131/3tf
364/5tf
Web-press:
364 /5tf
13 inches (2-plate), 171/2 in­
364/5tf
13 1124
ches (1- or 2-plate), or 22
inches (1 -p la te ).....................
329 /l0<<
131/3tf
36 inches (8-plate), 4-color,
329 /1 04
13 1134
2 sides:
329 /10 4
13 1134
First ...................................
329 /io<f
13 1134
Second ..............................
329 /i0 tf
131/3tf
36 inches (4-plate) ................
329 /10^
131 /3^
i Proving press o perators.....................
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ............................
*
C o lo r..............................................
20 4
*
20 4
*
20 4
*
20 4

6.730
6.480
6.730
6.480
6.480
6.730

7.560
7.280
7.560
7.280
7.280
7.560

371/2
371 /2
37 112
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

6.758
6.499
6.545
6.347
6.499
6.545

7.530
'7.240
7.530
7.530
7.240
7.530

371/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
37 112
37 11
2

6.108
6.241
6.108
6.241

6.574
6.708
6.574
6.708

371/2
371/2
37 112
371 /2

6.108

6.574

371 /2

*

20 4

6.241
5.808
5.941
6.210
6.400

6.708
6.341
6.474
6.210
6.400

37 112
371/2
371/2
371/2
37 112

*
*
*

20 4
*
*

6.181

6.714

371/2

*

*

6.315

6.848

3 7 1/2

*

*

6.715
6.848
6.221
6.354

7.381
7.514
6.754
6.887

3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*

*
*
_

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Camera operators:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers .......................................

6.830
6.490
6.830
6.490

7.450
7.090
7.450
7.090

371 /2

*

4%

3 7*/2
371/2
371/2

*
*

4%
4%
4%

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

Lithography—
Continued

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers - n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers - nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge,
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge.
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hou r1

A T L A N T A , G A .-C on tin ue d

Book and jo b —
Continued
Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Agreement B:
Offset — Sheet-fed:
2 -c o lo r................................
4 -c o lo r................................
Second .........................
5-color,
second..............................
Offset - Web-fed:
3-unit ................................
Second .........................
4- or 5-unit .......................
Second .........................
6-unit ................................
Second .........................
8-unit:
Single-drive shaft . . . .
Second ..................
Split-drive s h a ft...........
Second ..................
Press operators, platen:
Agreement A ................................
O ffset preparatory:
Agreement A:
Artists .....................................
Camera o p e ra to rs..................
4 -c o lo r................................
Platemakers ...........................
S trip pe rs..................................
4 -c o lo r................................
Agreement B:
Artists .....................................
Camera o p e ra to rs ..................
4-color ................................
Platemakers ............................
S trip pe rs..................................
4 -c o lo r................................

Trade or. occupation

July 1, 1975

2 5

4:
r

.

*

5.300
5.250

5.740
5.690

37 112
371/2

*
*

4%
4%

5.410
5.250

5.850
5.690

371/2
371/2

*
*

4%
4%

5.510
5.410

5.960
5.850

371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*

4%
4%

6.490
*
6.630

7,090

371 /2

7.240

371/2

*

4%
4%

4%

6.740

7.350

371 /2

*

6.910
6.490

7.520
7.090

371 /2
37 11
2

*
*

4%
4%

6.910
6.490

7.690
7.140

371 /2
371 /2

*
*

4%
4%

7.230
6.590

7.860
7.200

371/2
37 112

*
*

4%
4%

6.430

6.910

37 112

*

4%

7.230
6.590
6.630
6.630

7.860
7.200
7.240
7.240

371 /2
371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*

4%
4%
4%
4%

6.490
6.730

7.090
7.340

371/2
37 112

*
*

4%
4%

3.664
5.644
5.980
5.660
5.660

4.114
6.090
6.330
6.060
6.060

371/2
371/2
37 11
2
37 112
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*
*

202T34
2&I34

5.660
6.892
8.021
5.980

6.060
7.321
9.130
6.330

371 /2
35
35
371/2

*
*
*
*

202 /3tf

4.740
4.920

5.090
5.270

37 112
371/2

*
*

182 /3tf
182134

4.310
4.850

4.660
5.200

371 /2
3 7 1/2

*

18

B ALTIM O R E , MD.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders
(M ach in ists).....................................
Photoengravers...................................
Rotogravure ................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
2-color:
68 inches and
under .....................................
Over 68 in c h e s .......................
Platen or small automatic
offset:
1-color:
34 inches and
under .....................................
Over 34 in c h e s .......................

182 /3 q
(
20 2134

2Q2I34

-

4%
182 /3 4

21 4
2
4

182 /3

T a b le

16 .

W

a g e

r a te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s : S e le c t e d

c itie s - C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
1
Insurance4

Pension

B A LTIM O R E , M D .-C ontinued

2-color:
22x34
inches .....................................

$
4.850

5.200

3 7 1/2

*

inches .....................................

4.940

5.290

3 7 1/2

*

5.150

5.500

371 /2

*

5.250

5.600

3 7 1/2

5.330

5.680

371/2

*

5.610

5.960

371 /2

*

5.790

6.140

3 7 1/2

*

5.990

6.340

371/2

y

68 inchtjp
and u n d e r..............................
Over 68
inches .....................................
Offset:
1-color:
Under 22
inches ..............................
22 to 34
inches ..............................
Over 34
inches ..............................
2-color:
Under 34
inches ..............................
Over 34
inches ..............................
4-color:
25x38
inches ..............................
Press operators, platen:
1 press ............................................
2 presses .......................................
S tereotypers.......................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

5.510

5.860

371/2

5.850

6.200

371/2

6.030

6.380

3 7 1/2

*

6.030

6.380

371/2

*

6.230

6.580

3 7 1/2

6.780

7.130

371/2

5.010
5.080
5.280
6.080

5.360
5.430
5.950
6.430

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightw ork . . .
Machine operators —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine operators —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Machine tender (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers - d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

*
*

6.690
6.830

7.240
7.380

362/3
362/3

6.690

7.240

362/3

*

362/3

*

6.830

7.380

6.690

7.240

362/3

*

6.830
5.950
6.370
6.673
6.920

7.380
6.613
7.086
6.912
7.099

362 /3
371/2
35
371/2
371 /2

*
*
*
*
*

6.446

6.446

37 11
2

513/7tf

6.907

6.907

35

5511 <}
8

6.713

6.713

37 11
2

513/7tf

7.192
6.240
6.680

7.192
6.773
7.257

35
371/2
351/2

551/8<f

*

Artists — E .........................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................
Agreement D ................................
182/3 <
f
Agreement E ................................
Platemakers:
182 /3tf
Agreement A ................................
Agreement D ................................
,
Agreement E ................................
182 /3<f
Press assistants and
feeders:
Agreement A ................................
182 /3tf
Agreement C:
Stevens 5 / c ..............................
182/3tf
4 plate w e b ..............................
Agreement E :
Feeder .....................................
182 /3tf
Press helper ............................
Agreement D:
38” 2/c
182/3tf
fe e d e r.....................................
6 0 " 4 /c
182/3?
feeder .....................................
7 7 " 4 /c
feeder .....................................
7 8 " 5/c
182 /3tf
feeder .....................................
6 0 " 4 /c
182 /3tf
h e lp e r.....................................
7 7 " 4/c
182 /3tf
h e lp e r.....................................
7 8 " 4/c
h e lp e r.....................................
182 /3tf
7 8 " 5/c
h e lp e r.....................................
182 /3tf
Press operators, offset:
Agreement A:
1-color:
182 /3tf
17 x 22
inches ..............................
182 /3 *
22x34
182 /3tf
inches ..............................
2-color:
182 /3tf
25x38
inches ..............................
4-color:
25 x 38
231 154
inches ..............................
231/5?
Agreement C:
1-color:
231 154
22x34
inches ..............................
34x52
23 1154
inches ..............................
4 plate w e b ..............................
23 1154
Stevens 5 / c ..............................
Agreement D:
23 1154
3 8 " 2/c,
25 1134
first .......................................
27 1174
6 0 " 4/c,
33 1134
firs t .......................................
33 1134
7 7 " 4/c,
firs t .......................................
25*154
7 8 " 4/c,
first .......................................
262I34
6 0 " 4/c,
second ...................................
25*154
7 8 " 5/c,
second ...................................
262I34
*
7 7 " 4/c,
second ...................................

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

Lithography

Platen or small automatic

inches .....................................

Rate
per
hou r1

B ALTIM O R E , M D .-C ontinued

Book and jo b —
Continued

38
inches .....................................
Press operators, cylinder:
1 automatic up to
31 inches .....................................
2 automatic up to
31 inches .....................................
Single color:

Trade or occupation

July 1. 1975
Employer co ntribu ­
Hours
tions fo r selected
per
benefits3
week2
Insur­
Pension
ance4

2 6

$
6.390

$
6.750

35

*

4%

*

3%
3%
4%
4%

5.930
6.260
6.420
6.500

6.460
6.570
6.810
6.720

35
35
35
35

5.930
6.400
6.360

6.460
6.790
6.720

35
35
35

4.850

5.290

35

5.260
4.940

5.530
5.190

35
35

*

3%
3%

5.280
4.925

5.640
5.140

35
35

*

4%
4%

*

4%

5.670

6.020

35

5.470

5.810

*
*
*
*

3%

35

5.610

5.840

35

5.610

5.960
5.250

35

5.070

5.280

4%
*

35

4.940

3%
4%
4%

35

4%
4%

*

4%
4%

*

4%

5.330

35

5 070

5.390

35

5.610

6.110

35

*

3%
3%

-

4%

5.930

6.460

35

*

6.310

6.880

35

*

3%

7.200

35

*

3%

6.260

6.570

35

*

3%

6.430
6.990
7.200

6.750
7.120
7.560

35
35
35

*
*
*

3%
3%
3%

6.740

7.150

35

*

4%
4%

-

7.190

7.630

35

*

7.360

7.800

35

*

4%

7 .5 3 0t

7.980

35

*

4%
4%

4%

6.450

6.840

35

*

6.740

7.150

35

*

6.450

6.900

35

4%

T a b le

16.

W

a g e

ra te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s :

S e le c te d

c itie s - C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h ou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

B ALTIM O RE , M D .-C ontinued
Lithography—
Continued

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Newspaper—
Continued
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge.
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge,
n ig h tw o rk .........................................

Rate
per
h our1

BIR M ING HAM , A L A .-C o n tin u e d

Press operators, offset—
Continued
Agreement E:
1-color:
22 x 3 4
inches ..............................
2-color:
34 x 5 8
inches ..............................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................
Agreement D ................................
Agreement E ................................

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1, 1975

$
6.390

$
6.750

35

*

4%

6.830

7.190

35

4%

5.930
6.260
6.400
6.360

6.460
6.570
6.790
6.480

35
35
35
35

3%
3%
4%
4%

*
*

$
5.587
5.694
5.760
5.940

$
5.853
5.963
6.827
7.007

371 / 2

5.780

6.316

3 7 1/2

*
*

*

37'12
37'12
37'12

*
*
*

204
20 4
*
*

4
24
0
20 4
20

5.945

6.480

37 11
2

6.047

6.423

37 112

*

6.212

6.587

37'12

*

5.580
5.580
5.580
5.770
5.580

5.990
5.990
5.990
6.180
5.990

37'12
37' /2
37 11
2
37'12
37 11
2

319 /I0 tf
319 /1O0
319 /10
319 /10
319 /10

6.530
6.213
5.830
6.213
6.213
7.571
6.100

7.230
7.340
6.430
7.340
7.340
8.064
6.800

37 112
\*)
37'12 116 / io
37 'n
(*)
37 112 116 /10tf
37'12 116 /10tf
35 32S/10
37 11
2
n

5.330

6.220

37'12

(*>

5.270

5.970

37 'n

n

4
4
49 4

49 4

20 4

Lithography
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Platemakers .......................................
Press operators, offset, 1 -color . . . .
2 -c o lo r............................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

BIR M IN G H A M , A L A .
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Working supervisors..............
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................ ...............
Working su pervisors..............
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and fee d ers..............
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A:
Offset, cylinder and job . . . .
2-color, 23 x 29 inches,
or M ie h le .........................
Web, 2 - u n it .......................
4-unit MGD:
First .......................
Second ..................
Offset p re p a ra to ry ................
S trip p e rs ............................
Agreement B ................................
Letterpress, shee t-fed ............
Offset, sheet-fed:
Under 34 inches ..............
34 x 36 in ches..................
36 x 38 in che s..................
38 inches and o v e r............
Press operators, platen:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

3.870
3.600
3.730

3.870
3.900
4.030

5.558
5.490
5.620

5.558
5.790
5.920
5.930
5.933
5.740

5.550
t5.5 53

5.930
5.933

5.550
t5.5 53
5.231
5.650
4.120

5.437

5.930
5.933
5.231
5.871
4.120

5.847

3%
3%

BOSTON, MASS.

204

371/2
371/2
371/2

5.550
t5.5 33
5.370

*

Book and job

*

3%
3%

371/2
37 11
2
371/2

*

151/3«

37^2
371/2

*

371/2
37 V2
371/2
35
371/2

371/2

5.607
5.707

6.017
6.117

371/2
371/2

5.957
1-5.437
5.657
5.957
5.490
5.490

6.367
5.847
6.067
6.367
5.490
5.490
5.490
5.500
5.520
5.540

3 7 1/2
37^2

5.437
5.490

6.190
6.290
6.190
6.290

*

11 4
2
*
*

*
*

3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
37V 2

5.490
5.500
5.520
5.540

204

*

32

*

37 '/2
37 11
2

31'12

*
*
*

371/2

*

5.847
5.490

371/2

31'12

*
*

6.460
6.560
6.460
6.560

371 /2
37^2
371/2
371 /2

16112$
161/3tf
161/3tf
161/3tf

24
0
151/3 4
24
0
15 11 4
3
24
0
3%

24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
20 4
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................

24
0
20 4
24
0
24
0

6.190

6.460

37'12

161/3tf

20 4

6.290

6.560

37'12

161/3tf

24
0

See footnotes at end of table.




-

24
0

*

3 7 1/2
37 11
2
3 7 1/2

4
4
4

_
_

27

Camera o p e ra to rs..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
E le ctro typ e rs.....................................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers..................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Perfecting press, 2-color ............
Cylinder press:
1-pile fe e d e r............................
Offset:
Single-color:
34 inch up to 65 inches . .
2-color:
34 inch up to 52 inches . .
Press operators, cylinder:
1 5-color r o ta r y ............................
1 2-color; 1 p e rfe ctin g ................
1 under 65 inches; 1 single­
color job (automatic), up to
28 x 41 inches ............................
Press operators, offset:
Single color press:
Up to 18 inches .....................
Up to 23 inches .....................
Up to 31 inches .....................
Up to 41 inches .....................
Up to 51 inches .....................
Two color press:
Up to 18 inches .....................
Up to 21 inches .....................
Up to 27 inches .....................
Up to 31 inches .....................
Up to 41 inches .....................
Up to 51 inches .....................
Perfecting, 38 inches ............
Pressmen operators, platen:
1-a u to m a tic ..................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

4

4

4

49
142/3tf
142/3<<
142 /3<f
3%
49
49

5.400

6.100

37'12

(*)

5.520

6.220

37 112

(*>

49 4

6.460
5.970

7.160
6.670

37'12
37 11
2

n
(*)

49
49

4
4

5.750

6.450

3 7 112

n

49

4

5.690
5.940
6.080
6.230
6.390

6.390
6.640
7.150
7.150
7.090

371/2
371/2
37 11
2

(*)
n
n

37'12

n

37 11
2

n

5.940
6.020
6.310
6.450
6.450
6.690
6.450

6.640
6.720
7.010
7.150
7.150
7.390
7.150

37'12
37 11
2
3 7 112
37'12
37'12
37 112
3 7' n

(*>
n
r>
r>
n
n
n

5.610
6.300

6.310
7.000

37'12
37 11
2

(*)
n

7.384
7.514
7.384

4 7.384
47.514
4 7.384

3 6 1/4
361/4
361/4

4
4
4
4
4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49 4
49
49
49
49
49

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .

4
0 2\ ' t 2
4
0 211/2tf
4
4 211/2<f

152/1
152 / l
152 /10

T a b le

1 6 .

W

a g e

r a te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s :

S e le c te d

c it ie s — C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 '
Insurance* '

Trade or occupation

Pension

BOSTON, M ASS.-C ontinued

$
47.514

361/4

152 /10*

211/2 *

7.384

4 7.384

361/4

152/10 *

211/2 *

7.514
6.677
7.154
7.297
7.481
17.021
8.102

4 7.514
7.311
7.833
7.814
7.998
7.538
8.697

361/4 152/1 0 *
371/2
4 8*
35 514 /10 *
371/2
642/3 *
371/2
642/3 *
371/2
72*
32 112 831/10 *

36*
386 / l0 *
149 /1 0 *
149/10 *
416/1 0 *
48*

7.255

7.771

3 7 1/2

72*

416 /10 *

8.371
7.421
8.281

8.966
8.083
8.981

321/2
35
312/3

831/10 *
121/10 *
131/2 *

48*
366/1 0 *
406 /10 *

Press operators, offse t-C o ntin u ed
2-color—Continued
To 64 in ches............................
To 68 inches............................
To 76 inches............................
4-color:
First:
To 42 in c h e s .....................
To 58 in c h e s .....................
To 68 in c h e s .....................
To 76 in c h e s .....................
Second:
To 42 in c h e s .....................
To 68 in c h e s .....................
To 76 in c h e s .....................

2111 4
2

First:
To 38 in c h e s .....................
To 60 in c h e s .....................
To 77 in c h e s .....................
Second:
To 38 in c h e s .....................
To 60 in c h e s .....................
To 77 in c h e s .....................
Web, 38 x 239/ l6 in ches............
2 -c y lin d e r................................
4 -c y lin d e r................................
Strippers:
|
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................

8.360
8.050

8.810
8.500

35
35

543 /10 *
543/ l0 *

3%
3%

8.050
8.360
7.750

8.500
8.810
8.220

35
35
35

543 /10 *
543/ l0 *
543 / l0 *

3%
3%
3%

8.050
7.770

8.500
8.220

35
35

543 / l 0 *
543/10 *

3%
3%

6.920
7.150

7.270
7.500

35
35

543 /10*
543 /10 *

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

6.850
7.180

7.200
7.530

35
35

543/1 0*
543 /10 *

3%
3%

6.570
6.770
6.810
6.910

6.920
7.120
7.160
7.260

35
35
35
35

543/10 *
543 /10 *
543 /10 *
543 / l0 *

3%
3%
3%
3%

6.860
6.910
7.000

7.200
7.260
7.350

35
35
35

543/ l0 *
543 / l 0*
543/1 0 *

3%
3%
3%

7.000
7.060
7.150

7.350
7.410
7.500

35
35
35

543/1 0*
543 /10*
543 /10 *

3%
3%
3%

7.100
7.160
7.250

7.450
7.510
7.600

35
35
35

543/1 0 *
543/1 0*
543/1 0*

3%
3%
3%

6.810
6.910

7.160
7.260

35
35

543/1 0*
543/10 *

3%
3%

8.410
8.650

8.860
9.100

35
35

543 /10 *
543/1 0 *

3%
3%

8.520
9.310

8.970
9.760

35
35

543/10 *
543/10 *

3%
3%

7.440
7.570
7.760
7.850
7.950
8.060
8.410

7.890
8.020
8.210
8.300
8.400
8.510
8.860

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

543 /10 *
543 /10 *
543/10*
543 /10 *
543/1 0*
543 /10 *
543/1 0 *

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

8.520
8.650

8.970
9.100

35
35

543/10 *
543 /10 *

3%
3%

$
8.730
8.920
9.130

$
9.180
9.370
9.580

35
35
35

543/ l 0 4
543 /10 *
543/1 0 *

3%
3%
3%

9.130
9.310
9.500
9.710

9.580
9.760
9.950
10.160

35
35
35
35

543 /1 0*
543/10 *
543 /10 *
543 /1 0 *

3%
3%
3%
3%

7.920
8.140
8.280

8.370
8.590
8.730

35
35
35

543 /10*
543 /10 *
543 /10*

3%
3%
3%

9.280
9.800
9.960

9.730
10.250
10.410

35
35
35

543/ i 0 *
543 /10 *
543 /10 *

3%
3%
3%

8.020
8.490
8.590

8.470
8.940
9.040

35
35
35

543 /10 *
543/1 0 *
543 / l 0 *

3%
3%
3%

8.180
8.520

8.630
8.970

35
35

543/10 *
543/1 0 *

3%
3%

7.600
8.050

8.050
8.500

35
35

543/ l0 *
543 /10*

3%
3%

4.387
3.671
3.240

4.817
3.986
3.240

371/2
3 6 1/4
371/2

169 /10 *
273/10 *

8*
193 / 1o *

6.267
5.788

6.767
6.284

3 7 1/2
361/4

169 /10 *
273 /1 0 *

8*
193/1 0 *

_

6.742
6.740
6.850
6.826
6.696
6.826
6.960

37 112
37 112
37 11
2
371/2
3 7 1/2
37 112
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

267/1 0 *

5.999

40

*

4 5*

_

5.372
6.382
6.545

37 112
37 11
2
371/2

*
*
*

267/1 0 *
267/1 0 *

7.085

7.310
8.140

35
35

341/5 *
3 4 1/5 *

4%
4%

t5.0 86
t5.1 76
5.086
5.280

5.352
5.442
5.352
5.720

371/2
371/2
3 7 112
371/2

*
*
*
*

267 /1 0 *
267 /1 0 *
267/ i o *

t5.7 86
t6 .6 1 6
t5 .9 0 6
t6.4 26

6.052
6.882
6.172
6.692

3 7 11
2
371/2
37 112
371/2

*
*
*
*

267/ l 0 *
267 / i o *
267/ i o *
267/1 0 *

3%
3%

B U FFA LO , N.Y.
Book and job

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
h our1

Lithography-C ontinued
$
7.514

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Provers .........................................
Camera operators:
Black and w hite h a lfto n e ............
C o lo r..............................................
Line contact ................................
Platemakers:
A ll a ro u n d .....................................
Finishers, vacuum f r a m e ............
Press assistants and feeders:
Bronzers:
58 inches ................................
76 inches ................................
Mann perfectors:
58 in c h e s ................................
77 inches ................................
1-color:
To 40 inches............................
To 64 inches............................
To 68 inches............................
To 76 in ches............................
2-color:
To 64 in ches............................
To 68 inches............................
Tn 76 inches
................
4-color:
To 42 in ches............................
To 68 inches............................
To 76 inches............................
5-color:
To 88 in ches............................
Tn 60 inches .
................
To 77 in ches............................
Web, 38 x 239 / l6 inches:
2 -c y lin d e r................................
4 -c y lin d e r................................
Press operators, offset:
Bronzers:
58 inches ............................
77 inches .
................
Mann perfectors:
58 in c h e s ................................
77 inches ................................
1-color:
To 22 in ches............................
To 28 in ches............................
To 34 in ches............................
To 40 inches............................
To 64 in ches............................
To 68 in ches............................
Tn 76 inches
................
2-color:
To 40 inches............................
To 53 inches............................

Rate
per
hour1

BOSTON, M ASS.-C ontinued

Newspaper—Continued
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists)—
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists)—
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Mailers - d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web-daywork . . . .
Press operators, web-nightwork . . .
Press operators-in-charge—
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge—
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

July 1, 1975

2 8

Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Color .......................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
E le ctro typ e rs .....................................
Machine operators ............................
Machinists-operators..................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A:
Surface plate .........................
Etch p la te ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A ................................
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Offset (over 241/2 inches) . .
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, cylinder:
Agreement A ................................
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Offset (up to 24 112 inches) .
Offset (over 241/2 inches) ..

6.347
6.196
6.347
6.480
6.480
5.721

*
213 /1 0 *
213/1 0 *
213/1 0 *

T a b le

16.

W a g e

r a te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s :

S e le c te d

c itie s - C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insurance4

Pension

Book and jo b —
Continued

Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Lithography—
Continued
Press assistants and feeders—
Continued

$
5.950

$
6.440

3 7 1/2

6.360
6.110
6.055
t5.6 16

6.850
6.600
6.545
5.882

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

6.742
6.750

37 11
2
371/2

7.889
8.055
7.889
8.055

8.331
8.496
8.331
8.496

361/4
361/4
361/4
36 11
4

*

8.027

8.469

361 /4

*

8.193
7.519
7.657
8.170
8.336

8.634
7.960
8.098
8.610
8.775

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4
361/4

331/io tf
331/10?

*

7.751
8.165
6.198

8.183
8.597
6.598

361/4
361/4
371/2

28<f
261/10?

412 /5</
412 /5tf
37 /10

7.917
8.331
6.332

8.349
8.762
6.732

361/4
361/4
371/2

8.303
6.398

8.735
7.198

361/4
371/2

8.468
6.532
7.710
7.920

8.900
7.332
8.916
8.334

361 /4
371/2
361 /4
361/4

7.750
7.330
7.750
7.330
7.420

8.770
8.300
8.770
8.330
8.400

35
35
35
35
35

7.750

8.770

35

Agreement A —Continued
*

*

*

2 7/104
6
267/10 4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ...........................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengraver — daywork ..............
Photoengraver — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen, web — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
C o lo rm e n ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, web — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
C o lo rm e n ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hou r1

B U FFA LO , N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

B UFFA LO , N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Pressmen, cylinder—
Continued
Agreement B :
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Double 5 color perfecting.
M ulti-color web offset . . . .
M ulticolor ..............................
R o ta r y .....................................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

*
*

24
8

4
4
4
4
43 4
43 4
469 /10<f
469 / l0 4
43
43
43
43

*

3 4

4
284
261/10 4
284 412 /5«3f
261/10 4 373 /10^
28 4 412 /5gf
261 /10 4 373 /l0 tf
412 /5tf
412 /5tf
373 /10tf

28

*

*

21 x 28 to 22 x 34
inches ..............................
26 x 40 to 41 x 57
inches ..............................
2-color:
22 x 34 in ches..................
41 x 54 in che s..................
42 x 58 in che s ..................
Over 451 /2 x 6 7 11
2
inches ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
6.460
6.240
5.870

$
7.310
7.070
6.650

35
35
35

5.790
5.870

6.560
6.650

35
35

7.410
7.750

8.390
8.770

35
35

7.490

8.790

35

7.820

8.850

35

8.400
7.950

9.510
9.000

35
35

9.420
8.370

10.670
9.480

35
35

7.140

6-color:
First o perators...................
Second ope ra tors..............
Third o p e ra to rs ................
Agreement B:
1c o lo r .............
2c o lo r .............
Pressmen, offset:
Agreement A:
1-color:
41 x 54 in che s..................
76-inch ..............................
2-color:
41 x 54 in che s..................
42 x 58 inches Miehle
No. 6 1 ..............................
5-color:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
6-color:
First pressman..................
Second pressman..............
Agreement B:
1-color:
17 x 22 to 19 x 25

8.090

35

7.270

8.230

35

7.390

8.360

35

7.750
7.820
7.820

8.770
8.850
8.850

35
35
35

7.990
7.330

9.050
8.300

35
35

t5.5 60
1-5.693
t5.5 60
t5.6 93

5.667
5.800
5.667
5.800

371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371 /2

—
-

-

t5.5 60

5.667

3 7 1/2

_

_

t5.6 93
4.444
4.805
5.293
5.427

5.800
4.744
5.125
5.293
5.427

371/2
40
371/2
371/2
371/2

-

-

-

-

5.373

5.373

371/2

_

_

5.507
5.280
5.413

5.507
5.280
5.413

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

-

_

11 4
2
28'124
11 4
2

28

28

s s ’ /io ?
351/I0 tf

11 4
2
11 4
2
28 11 4
2
28 11 4
2
28 11 4
2
281I2
4
28 11 4
2
281 I 2
4

28
28

3 5 1/I0 tf

10
4
35 111 4
0
351 /10
4
35 111 4
0
35 111 4
0
35 111 4
0
35 11 0
14
351/

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Lithography
Artists:
Agreement A ................................
Letter-pen and b r u s h ............
Agreement B ................................
Letter-pen and brush ............
Prover .......................................
Cameramen:
Agreement A :
Color .......................................
Agreement B:
Color .......................................
Black and w h it e .....................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B:
Photocomposing.....................
Vacuum f r a m e .......................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
1- c o lo r .....................................
76-inch ..............................
2-color:
42 x 58 inche s..................
5-color:
First nppratnrs
Sprnnrl nppratnrs

11 4
2
11 4
2
4
4

28
28
351/10?
351 /10
351 /10

7.750
7.330

8.770
8.300

35
35

7.490
7.430

8.480
8.420

35
35

14
2
351 / 10
4
351 /10 4
2 8 1/2 4
28 11 4
2

7.480
7.300

8.410
8.260

35
35

351/I0 tf
351/10$

5.790
5.950

6.560
6.730

35
35

5.970

6.650

35

6.110
6.000

6.920
6.790

35
35

281

4
11 4
2
28 11 4
2
28 11 4
2
28 11 4
2

281/2
28

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

CHARLO TTE, N.C.
Newspaper

4%
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Platp finishprs
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web — daywork . . .
Press operators, web — nightwork .
Press operators-in-charge,
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge,
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

4%
4%

4%
4%

4%
4%

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

See footnotes at end of table.




2 9

_

_
_

_

-

_

T a b le

1 6 .

W

a g e

r a te s ,

h o u rs ,

a n d

e m p lo y e r

c o n tr ib u tio n s

to

fu n d s : S e le c t e d

c itie s - C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 1

Trade or occupation

Insur­
Pension
ance4 1

CHICAGO. IL L .

CHICAGO,

Hours
per
week2

Employer co ntribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 1
Insur­
ance4

Pension

IL L .—
Continued

Bookbinders (Journeymen I)—
Continued

$
4.359

4.359

$
4.921

4.921

35

35

4 6 1/10tf

461/10tf

30<<

30<f

6.788

7.474

35

4 6 1/10tf

383/5<f

6.891

7.577

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5<f

6.859

7.545

35

4 6 1/10tf

383/5<f

6.902

7.588

35

4 6 1/10tf

383/5tf

6.945

7.631

35

4 6 1/10<f

383/5<f

6.960

7.645

35

4 6 1/1

Edition binding—
Continued
workers, and tipping fo r
gilders; book repairers . . . .
Operators, nonautomatic
gluing machines ..................
Operators, indexing machines;
stock cutters, binders'
stock .....................................
Tip printers ............................
Operators, folding machines,
automatic feed ( 2 ) ..............
Operators, folding machines.
automatic feed (3) ..............
Head stampers, in charge of 1
or more machines................
Operators, perfect patent
binding machine (1 );
operators-in-charge;
gathering, stitching and
covering machine combina­
tio n .......................................
Camera, c o lo r .....................................
Halftone or lin e ............................

383 /5tf

6.541

6.513
6.370

7.198

7.170
7.027

35

35
35

4 6 1/10tf

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

383/5 tf|

383/5tf
383 /5tf

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

Book and jo b —
Continued

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Hand gatherers and collators,
wire stitchers, hand covers.
thread sewers, paging and
numbering machine operators,
autom atic stitchers, feeders.
Sheridan in s e rte rs .....................
Blankbook sewers, folding or
ruling machine feeders, sewingmachine operators, rotary
perforating and punching
machine operators, table
w o rk e rs .......................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Commercial w ork:
Forwarders-cloth, leather, job
finishers; operators, paper
cutters; paper joggers; sheet
straighteners; operators, trim mers; operators, automatic
stitching machines; operators, gathering machines;
operators, automatic binding
machines; operators,
covering machines; operators,
combination gathering and
stitching machines; operators, Kast or Sheridan
inserting machines (1);
operators, folding machines,
automatic feed perforating
machines ..............................
Operators-in-charge — stock
and cutting m a chine............
Operators, folding machines,
automatic feed (2) ..............
Operators-in-charge o f
gathering, stitching and
covering machine combina­
tio n .......................................
Operators, folding machines,
automatic feed ( 3 ) ..............
Operators, Kast or Sheridan
inserting machine w ith trim ­
mer attachment (1) ............
Edition binding:
Forwarders-cloth, leather and
job finishers; operators.
paper cutters; paper joggers,
sheet straighteners; opera­
tors, automatic stitching ma­
chines; operators, gathering
machines; operators, bind­
ing machines; operators,
combination gathering and
stitching machines; opera­
tors, folding machines,
automatic feed (1);
operators, automatic
feed perforating ma­
chines .....................................
Case-makers, hand or machine
operators; operators-incharge, casing-inmachines; edge gilders;
marblers; stampers; opera­
tors, automatic rounders
and backers, automatic
gluing machines, lining
machines, round corner
machines ..............................
Book pressers; hand gluers . .
Casers, helpers, pasters,
smashers, sawyers, general

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1, 1975

3 0

Compositors, h a n d ............................
Electrotypers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers...................................
Rotogravure ................................
Platemaker ...................................
Platemaker, color .......................
Press assistants and feeders:
Senior assistants:
25 x 38 inches and larger:
1 2-color; 1 perfecting,
over 46 x 65 inches bed
measurement; 2-auto­
matic Miehle units.
29 x 41 inches; 1
74-inch, 1 Miller
Major 2-color; 2
single. M iller Major,
27 x 41 inche s................
Single cylinder; coupon . . . .
1 double impression, 2 sheets
to 1 cylinder, or 2 colors . .
Folding machines, hand-fed:
Fe ed e rs..............................
Feeders and operators,
1 m a c h in e .......................
Folding machines and auto­
matic sheet-fed equip­
ment:
1 m achine.....................
2 m achines..................
3 m achines..................
Assistants on folding
machines; paper
jogger .........................
Hand wraparound:
30 to 42 ................
Over 4 2 ..................
Stock cutters:
On fla t machines . . . .
Men-in-charge..............
2-color sheet-fed rotary;
Harris-Claybourn, 47 x 72
inches, Cottrel, 36 x 48
inches ..............................

$
6.461

$
7.118

35

461/10tf

383 /5«

6.455

7.170

35

461/10tf

383 /5tf

6.513
6.487

7.170
7.144

35
35

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10«

383/5tf
383/5?

6.613

7.270

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5tf

6.698

7.355

35

4 6 1/10<2

383/5tf

6.627

7.284

35

4 6 1/10tf

383/5tf

6.654
7.097
6.810
4 7.267

7.313
7.755
7.499
8.180

35
35
35
35

4 6 1 /10tf
4 6 1 /10tf
4 6 1/10tf
*

383 /5tf
362 /5tf
362 /5tf
462/5<*

4 6.300
46.200
4 7.297
4 7.297
46.821
8.917
8.820
6.810
6.915

7.000
6.600
8.220
8.220
7.873
9.722
9.625
7.499
7.601

361/4
3 6 1 /4
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

6.654
6.623

7.340
7.309

35
35

454 /5tf 2 2 1/10<<
454V5tf 2 2 1/10tf
*
462/5 4
*
462/5tf
*
334 /5<f
4 9 11 <
5f
4%
503/5tf
4%
4 6 1/10 <
f 362 /5gf
4 6 1/10tf
362/5tf

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10 0

362 /5tf
362/5tf

6.718

7.403

35

4 6 1/10tf

362 /5tf

6.623

7.309

35

4 6 1/10tf

362/5tf

6.692

7.378

35

4 6 1/10tf

362 /5tf

6.757
6.837
6.931

7.443
7.522
7.617

35
35
35

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

362 /5tf
362 /5tf
362/5<*

6.654

7.340

35

4 6 1/10tf

362/5d

6.085
6.622

6.769
7.309

35
35

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

362 /5#
362/5tf

6.757
6.871

7.443
7.557

35
35

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

383 /5<f
383 /5tf

6.702

7.388

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5tf

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1,
1974

July 1 ,1 9 7 5
R ate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

Em ployer c o n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

T rade or o cc upation

Pension

CHICAGO, IL L .-C o n tin u e d

Rate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
b en e fits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

CHICAGO, ILL.—C ontinued

B ook and jo b -C o n tin u e d

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975

Book and jo b — ontinued
C

Press assistants and feeders—
C ontinued
Senior assistants—C ontinued
F olding m achines, hand-fed—
C ontinued
1-or-2-roll rotary:
T e n s io n m e n .................
Oilers or u tility assistants ..............................
Assistants on a 2-deck
ro tary m achine using
1-or 2-roll insert
a t t a c h m e n t s ...............
T ensionm en on 4-un it
while operating w ith
odd color (5th unit) .
Oilers or utility assista n ts on 4 - u n i t ..........
T ensionm en on
6 - u n i t ...........................
Oilers or utility assista n ts on 7 - u n i t ..........
T ensionm en on 8-unit
Oilers or u tility assistants on 8 - u n i t ............
Single rotary:
Single rotary; a u to m atic
or sheet-fed; Cox
D uplex, Goss C om et
and Cox-o-Type
single flatbed
..........
1-color sheet-fed, 76
inches:
C ontinuous au to m a­
tic feeder ...............
Pile f e e d e r ...............
2-color s h e e t-fe d ..........
Tubular ro tary — Single
d e c k ..............................
C olor:
McKee 4-color (roll
o r a u to m atic sheet­
fed); McKee
5-color; Claybourn 4-and 5c o l o r ......................
10 -color w eb perfecting:
First assistants . . . .
S econd and third
a s s is ta n ts ...............
U.M.P.:
Single a ttac h m en ts ..........
Double attac h m en ts . . . .
R otogravure:
5-color, 38-inch, webfed ........................................
P r o o f .....................................
Junior assistants:
P ony Miehle ( 2 ) ......................
Kelly, style A, 1 7 x 2 1 5 /8
in c h e s .......................................
Kelly, 2 5 1/4 x 283 /4 inches
(2); Miehle H orizontal (2);
Miller Sim plex 20 x 26
inches (2); Kelly style B,
201/8 x 2 2 3 /8 inches (2) . .
Kelly, 1 6 1/4 x 2 1 5/8 inches
(2); Miehle vertical (2);
Miller au to m atic platen (2);
Kluge au to m atic platen (2);
Harris 2-color, a u to m atic
14 x 183 /4 inches or less
(2) ............................................

Press assistants and feeders—
C ontinued
Ju n io r assistants—C ontinued
Kelly, 2 8 1/2 x 3 5 1/2 inches
(2); Miller 2-color, 22 x 30
inches ........................................

$

$

6 .7 4 9

7.434

35

4 6 1/1O0

3 8 3 /5tf

6.702

7 .388

35

4 6 1/io tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.686

7.372

35

4 6 1/I0 tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6 .800

7 .458

35

4 6 1/I0 tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.753

7.438

35

4 6 1/10<*

3 8 3 /5tf

6 .8 4 9

7.535

35

4 6 1/1O0

3 8 3 /5tf

6.807
6.902

7.489
7.587

35
35

4 6 1 /10tf
4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf
3 8 3 /5<f

6 .853

7 .539

35

4 6 1/10<*

3 8 3 /5tf

6.654

7.340

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5tf

6.734
6 .702

7.419
7.372
7 .388

35
35
35

4 6 1/10<*
4 6 1 /1 0$
4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf
3 8 3 /5tf
3 8 3 /5tf

6 .7 4 9

7 .435

35

4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.686

6.702

7.388

35

4 6 1/1O0

3 8 3 /5<f

6 .7 4 9

7.435

35

4 6 1/I0tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.702

7.388

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5<f

6 .654
6 .702

7.3 4 0
7.388

35
35

4 6 1/l0 tf
4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5<f
383 /5 ?

6.781
6 .7 0 9

7.467
7.395

35
35

4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10<*

3 8 3 /5tf
3 8 3 /5tf

6 .1 4 5

6.831

35

4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6 .1 3 3

7.085

35

4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.097

6.783

35

4 6 1/10<f

3 8 3 /5tf

6.097

6.783

35

4 6 1/10tf

3 8 3 /5tf

Feeders:
H and-fed:
P la t e n ..............................
C y 'i n d e r .........................
C olt's A rm ory and
Universal ....................
O ffset:
S in g le -c o lo r.........................
2 -c o lo r...................................
Pressm en, cylinder:
i
Sheet-fed flatbed:
I
1 a u to m atic single-color, single
cylinder less than 25 x 38
i n c h e s ........................................
2 single-color, single cylinder;
1 2-color double cylinder;
1 double cylinder per­
fecting; 1 single-color,
single cylinder and not
m ore than 3 platen:
4 6 x 65 inches and under
Over 4 6 x 65 in c h e s ..........
Special ty p e:
2 single-color, single cylinder
Miehle units, Miller Majors, o
No. 2 Kellys (or any single
paired w ith them except
Miehle 7 / 0 ) ..............................
1 or 2 single-color, single
cylinder Miehle 7 /0 's (74
inches) or one 7 /0 and any
single paired w ith it; 1
single cylinder 7 /0 Miehle
and n o t m ore th an 3 platen
job; 1 single cylinder
Miehle 7 /0 (74 inches) . . . .
1 Cox D uplex, Hoe D uplex,
Goss flatbed or C ox-o-Type
(or any o f similar type) . . .
R otary:
1 Harrison ................................
1 single-color 76-inch sheet­
fed .............................................
1 2-color sheet-fed; 1 Harris
TRG 4 6 x 65 i n c h e s .............
1 3-color s h e e t- f e d ..................
1 4-color s h e e t- f e d ..................
1 5-color s h e e t- f e d ..................
1 sheet-or w eb-fed; 70 inches
or over:
1 4 - c o l o r ..............................
1 5 - c o l o r ..............................
1 Miesel .....................................
3- or 4-unit, tu b u lar, second
m an ..........................................
1 32-page, 2-unit ....................
1 64-page, 2-unit ....................
If running color, 4-unit:
First ................................
Second ...........................
1 80-page, 2-unit ....................
If running color, 4-unit:
First ................................
Second ...........................
1 96-page Novel News, 2-unit
1. 192-page Novel News, 4-unit
First .....................................

See footnotes at end of table.




31

$
6 .129

$
6.815

35

4 6 1/I0 tf

3 8 3 /5tf

6.097
6.1 4 5

6.783
6.831

35
35

4 6 1/10<*
4 6 1/10tf

383 /5tf
3 8 3 /5tf

6.1 3 3

7.085

35

4 6 1/10tf

383 /5tf

6.097
6.097

6.783
6 .783

35
35

4 6 1/1 0 ?
4 6 1/10<<

3 8 3 /5tf
383 /5<f

7 .008

7.681

35

5 8 3/5<* 3 4 3 /10tf

7 .1 4 2
7 .176

7 .8 2 8
7.864

35
35

5 8 3 /5tf
5 8 3/5tf

3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /l0 tf

7 .176

7.864

35

5 8 3 /5tf

3 4 3 /l0 tf

7.209

7.901

35

5 8 3 /5tf

3 4 3 /10tf

7 .276

7 .975

35

583 /5tf

3 4 3/10tf
3 4 3 /10tf

7.285

7.984

35

5 8 3 /5tf

7.277

7.975

35

5 8 3 /5tf

3 4 3 /10tf

7 .343
7.411
7.511
7 .6 1 2

8 .0 4 8
8.232
8.342

35
35
35
35

5 8 3/5tf
5 8 3 /5<f
5 8 3 /5<f
5 8 3 /5<*

3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /i0 tf
3 4 3/10tf
3 4 3 /10tf

7 .5 7 8
7 .679
7 .444

8 .305
8.416
8 .159

35
35
35

583 /5tf 3 4 3 /10tf
5 8 3 /5tf 3 4 3 /10tf
583 /5<* 3 4 3 /10tf

7 .243
7 .343
7.511

7.938
8 .048
8.232

35
35
35

5 8 3/5tf
5 8 3 /5tf
583 /5<f

3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3/10tf
3 4 3/10tf

7.511
7.3 1 0
7.511

8.232

35
35
35

5 8 3 /5tf
5 8 3/5tf
5 8 3 /5tf

3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /10*f

8.122

8.012
8.232

7.511
7 .310
7.511

8 .232

8.232

35
35
35

5 8 3 /5(f
583 /5tf
5 8 3/5<f

3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /10tf
3 4 3 /10tf

7 .545

8.269

35

5 8 3 /5tf

3 4 3/10tf

8.012

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
T rade o r occ u p atio n

R ate
per
h o u r1

Ju ly 1,
1974

July 1 ,1 9 7 5

R ate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

E m ployer contributio n s fo r s elected
b e n e fits 3
1
Insurance4

T rade o r occ u p atio n

Pension

CHICAGO, IL L .-C o n tin u e d

Pressm en, cy lin d er—C ontinued
O ffset—C ontinued
S heet-fed—Con ti n ued
4-color:
52 x 76 inches:
First .........................
Second ....................
Web:
25-inch — 1 7 1/2 inch c u t­
o ff ........................................
38 inch — 2 2 1 /2 inch c u t­
o ff ........................................
54-inch — 4 4 1/2 inch c u t­
o ff ........................................
5-unit Goss U rbanite per­
fecting:
F i r s t .................................
S econd ...........................
4-unit, 4-color V anguard
36 inch w eb:
1- or 2 - u n i t s ..................
3- or 4-units:
First .........................
S econd ....................
Pressm en, platen:
3 or l e s s .............................................
4 h a n d - f e d ........................................
5 h a n d - f e d ........................................
6 h a n d - f e d ........................................

Hours
per
w eek2

E m ployer c o n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

583/50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1 00

3 4 3 /1O0

B ook and jo b — ontinued
C

Pressm en, cy lin d er—C ontinued
R o ta ry — ontinued
C
1 192-page Novel News,
4 -u n it—C ontinued
S econd ................................
1 96-page, 2- o r 4-unit:
First .....................................
S econd ................................
1 192-page, 4 -unit:
First .....................................
Second ................................
5-unit:
First .....................................
Second ................. ..............
6 -unit:
First .....................................
S econd ................................

R ate
per
h o u r1

CHICAGO , IL L .—C ontinued

B ook a n d jo b — ontinued
C

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975

$
7.377

$
8 .085

7.511
7 .310

8.232

7 .5 4 5
7 .377

35

5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1O0

8.012

35
35

5 8 3 /50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1 0 0
3 4 3 /1O0

8 .2 6 9
8 .085

35
35

5 8 3 /50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1 00

7 .5 7 8
7.377

8 .305
8.085

35
35

5 8 3 /50
583 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /lO 0

7 .6 4 5
7 .4 4 4

8 .379
8 .1 5 9

35
35

5 8 3 /50
583 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

First .....................................
Second and t h i r d ...............
R otogravure:
A greem ent A:

7.511
7.3 1 0

8 .232

35
35

583 /50
583 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

First pressm en .............
Second pressm en . . . .
P ro o fe rs ................................
A greem ent B:
W e b ........................................
Registerm en:
1 — 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 — 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 — 9 c y lin d e r s .............
10 or m ore cylinders .
P ressm en-in-charge:
1 — 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 — 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 — 9 c y lin d e r s .............
10 or m ore cylinders .
A greem ent C:
W e b ........................................
R egisterm en:
1 — 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 — 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 — 9 c y lin d e r s .............
10 or m ore cylinders .
Pressm en-in-charge:
1 — 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 — 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 - 9 c y lin d e r s .............
10 or m ore cylinders .
A greem ent D:
W e b ........................................
R egisterm en:
1 — 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 — 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 — 9 c y lin d e r s .............
Pressm en-in-charge:
1 - 3 c y lin d e r s .............
4 - 7 c y lin d e r s .............
8 - 9 c y lin d e r s ............
O ffset:
Sheet-fed:
Single color:
Up to 21 i n c h e s ..........
22 to 28 in c h e s .............
2 9 to 4 8 in c h e s .............
4 9 to 60 in c h e s .............
61 inches and over . . .
2 -color:
Up to 4 2 i n c h e s ..........
4 3 to 55 in c h e s .............
56 inches and over . . .

7.6 2 0
7 .4 1 9
7 .5 4 5

8.012

8.352
8.131
8 .269

35
35
35

5 8 3 /50
583 /50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

7 .6 4 6

8.246

3 7 1 /2

5 5 3 /1O0

3 3 1 /30

7 .812
7.852
7 .8 5 9
7 .9 1 9

8 .412
8.465
8.472
8 .5 5 9

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

553 /1O0
5 5 3 /1O0
5 5 3 /1O0
5 5 3 /1O0

3 3 1 /30
3 3 1 /30
3 3 1 /3 0
3 3 1 /30

7 .852
8 .0 3 2
8 .0 4 6
8 .192

8.452
8 .645
8 .673
8 .859

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2

5 5 3 /1 00
553 /1 0 0
553 /1O0
5 5 3 /1 Otf

3 3 1 /30
3 3 1 /30
3 3 1 /30
3 3 1 /30

7 .6 4 6

8 .246

3 7 1 /2

4 1 1 /50

3 3 1134

7 .812
7.8 5 2
7 .8 5 9
7 .919

8.412
8.465
8.472
8 .559

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

4 1 1 /50
4 1 1 154
4 1 1 /50
4 1 1/50

3 3 1/30
3 3 1/3 0
3 3 1/30
3 3 1 /30

7 .852
8.0 3 2
8 .0 4 6
8 .1 9 2

8.452
8 .6 4 5
8 .6 7 3
8.859

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

41 1/50
4 1 1/50
4 1 1 /50
4 1 1 /50

3 3 1 /30
3 3 1/3 0

7.6 4 6

8 .2 4 6

3 7 1 /2

4 7 9 /1O0

33'134

S tereotypers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
S tr ip p e r-la y o u t.....................................
S trip p e r-c o lo r........................................

33'134
3 3 1134

8.412
8 .465
8.472

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2

479 /1O0
4 7 9 /1O0
4 7 9 /1 00

3 3 1 /30
3 3 1134
3 3 1 134

7 .852
8 .0 3 2
8 .0 4 6

8.452
8 .645
8 .673

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2

4 7 S /1O0
4 7 9 /1O0
4 7 9 /1O0

3 3 1 134
3 3 1 134

33'134

8 .269

35
35
35
35
35

5 8 3/50
583 /50
5 8 3 /50
583/50
583 /50

3 4 3 /lO 0
3 4 3 /1O0 |
3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

8.251
8 .435
8.6 1 8

35
35
35

583 /50
5 8 3 /50
583 /50

3 4 3 /1 0 0
3 4 3/1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

7.681
7.828
7.975

7.5 2 8
7.6 9 6
7 .8 6 3

8.122

C om positors, hand - dayw ork:
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................
A greem ent B ............................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
C om positors, hand - nightw ork:
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................
A greem ent B ...........................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
M achine o perators — dayw ork:
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................
A greem ent B ...........................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
M achine operators — nightw ork:
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................
A greem ent B ...........................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
M achine tenders (m achinists) d a y w o rk :
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................
A greem ent B ...........................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
M achine ten d ers (m achinists) —
nightw ork:
English te x t:
A greem ent A ...........................

See footnotes at end of table.




$
8 .949
8.406

35
35

7.6 0 3

8 .333

35

5 8 3 /5 0

7.6 9 6

8.435

35

5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1 00

8.031

8.802

35

5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /1O0

8 .2 9 9
7.897

9.0 9 6
8 .6 5 5

35
35

5 8 3 /50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /lO 0
3 4 3 /lO 0

7 .3 1 0

8.012

35

5 8 3 /50

3 4 s /1O0

7.511
7.821

8.232
8 .5 7 3

35
35

5 8 3 /50
5 8 3 /50

3 4 3 /lO 0
3 4 3 /lO 0

6.907
6.941
7 .0 0 8
7 .042

7 .570
7.607
7.681
7.7 1 8

35
35
35
35

5 8 3/50
5 8 3 /50
583 /50
5 8 3/50

3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0
3 4 3 /1O0

6 .312
7.2 4 3
6 .810
6 .915

6 .808
8.294
7 .499
7.601

36'14

A3'154

3A'l24

35
35
35

4 6 1/1O0
4 6 1/1O0
4 6 1/1O0

4 2 9 /10 0
3 8 3 /50
383 /5 0

7 .485
7.8 2 8
8 .442
7.861

8.200
8.542
9 .2 4 3
8.970

35
35
35

47®/1 00
430
$ 1.050
*

500
429 /l0 0
662 /50
4 6 1/50

7 .647
7 .8 2 8
8 .442
7.861

8 .528
8.542
9 .243
8.970

4 7 9 /1 00
430
$ 1 .050
*

500
4 2 9 /1 00
6 6 2 /50
4 6 1 /50

7 .485
7 .8 2 8
8 .442
7.861

8.542
9 .2 4 3
8 .970

7 .647
7 .8 2 8
8.4 4 2
7.861

8 .528
8.542
9 .243
8 .970

7 .4 8 5
7.828
8 .442
7.861

8 .542
9 .2 4 3
8 .970

7.647

8 .5 2 8

New spaper

7 .812
7 .8 5 2
7 .8 5 9

7 .0 0 8
7.1 4 2
7 .276
7.411
7.5 4 5

$
8 .165
7.6 7 0

32

8.200

8.200

3 2 112

35
35
35

32'12
35
35
35

32'12
35
35
35

32'12

4 7 9 /1O0
500
430 4 2 9 /1O0
6 6 2 /50
$ 1 .0 5 0
*
4 6 1 154

4 7 9 /iO 0
430
$1 ,0 5 0
*

500
4 2 9 /1 00
6 6 2 /50
4 6 1 154

35 4 7 9 /1 00
500
35
430 4 2 S/1O0
$ 1 ,0 5 0
6 6 2 /50
35
* 4 6 1/50
3 2 1 12

35

4 7 9 /1O0

500

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
Trade or o ccupation

R ate
per
h o u r1

Ju ly 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
R ate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

T rade o r o cc upation

Pension

Rate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

Em ployer c o n trib u ­
tions fo r selected
b en e fits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

CHICAGO, IL L .—C ontinued

CHICAGO, IL L .—C ontinued
N ew spaper — nti nued
Co

L ithography— ontinued
C

M achine tenders (m achinists)—
nightw ork—Conti nued
English t e x t — ontinued
C
A greem ent B ...........................
A greem ent C ...........................
Polish t e x t ........................................
Mailers — d a y w o r k ..............................
Mailers — n i g h tw o rk ...........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ...............
Photoengravers — nightw ork ..........
Pressm en, w eb — d a y w o r k ...............
Offside colorm en and registerm e n ..................................................
Pressm en, w eb — n ig h tw o r k .............
O ffside colorm en and registerm e n ..................................................
Pressm en-in-charge — dayw ork . . . .
Pressm en-in-charge — nightw ork . . .
S tereotypers — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................

Press assistants and feeders—
C ontinued
Roll-fed:
2-plate, 2 6 x 17 inches:
Single ...................................
D ouble ................................
2-plate, 2 8 x 34 i n c h e s ..........
2-plate, 34 x 4 4 i n c h e s ..........
2 -plate, single unit:
50 x 3 5 112 i n c h e s .............
69 x 4 1 5 IQ i n c h e s .............
3-plate, 3-units, H am ilton:
31 x 17 i n c h e s ....................
31 x 28 i n c h e s ....................
4-plate:
Single, 22 x 17 inches . . .
Double unit:
35 x 2 2 3 /4 inches . . . .
35 x 4 0 i n c h e s .............
49 x 35 i n c h e s .............
4-unit:
3 6 1/2 x 2 2 3 /4 inches . . .
38 x 2 2 3 /4 i n c h e s .............
6 -plate, 3-units:
38 x 239 /l 6 i n c h e s ..........
8 -plate, 4-units:
38 x 2 2 3 /4 inches, single:
F irst f e e d e r ....................
S econd f e e d e r ...............
38 x 2 2 3 /4 inches, double:
First f e e d e r ....................
Second f e e d e r ...............
50 x 35 inches:
First f e e d e r ....................
S econd f e e d e r ...............
54 x 3 8 112 inches:
First f e e d e r ....................
S econd f e e d e r ...............
10-plate, 5-unit:
36 x 2 2 3 /4 inches, double:
First f e e d e r ....................
Second f e e d e r ...............
12-plate, 6-unit, dou b le:
38 x 239 /l 6 inches:
First f e e d e r ....................
Second f e e d e r ...............
38 x 4 5 112 inches:
F irst f e e d e r ....................
S econd f e e d e r ...............
16-plate, 8-unit, double:
38 x 2 3 112 inches:
F irst f e e d e r ....................
S econd f e e d e r ...............
Pressm en, offset:
Single-color:
To 23 in c h e s ..............................
23 x 31 inches .........................
31 x 3 8 inches .........................
38 x 4 8 inches .........................
4 8 x 55 inches .........................
55 x 64 inches .........................
'
64 x 68 inches .........................
Over 68 i n c h e s .........................
R o t a r y ........................................
2 -color:
To 30 in c h e s ..............................
22 x 34 inches .........................
25 x 36 inches .........................
30 x 4 2 inches .........................
To 55 in c h e s ..............................
56 x 68 inches .........................
Over 68 i n c h e s .........................

S tereotypers — nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................

$
7 .828
8 .442
7 861
6.917
7 .3 3 6
7 .742
8 .0 1 8
7 .2 2 0

$
8.542
9 .243
8 .9 7 0
6.917
7 .336
8 .658
8 .989
7.353

35
35
3 2 1/2
3 6 1/4
35
3 6 3 /10
3 6 3 /10
3 7 1 /2

43*
$1 .0 5 0
*
2 6 9 /10*
27 9 /1 0 *
4 7 1/2*
4 7 1/2*
1 3 1/3*

4 2 9 /10*
6 6 2 /5 *
4 6 1 /5*
3 2 2 /5*
334 /5*

17.287
17.893

7 .420
8 .0 3 6

3 7 1 /2
35

1 3 1/3*
143 /1 0*

2 6 2 /3*
2 8 3 /5*

17.964
17.477
18.179

8.107
7.611
8.321

35
3 7 1/2
35

143 /1 0*
131/3*
143 /1 0*

2 8 3 /5*
262 /3*
2 8 3 /5*

6 .785
7.3 8 8
9.5 0 0

7.238
7.788

59 .5 0 0

3 7 1 /2
35
30

9 3 /1 0*
3 4 3 /5*
*

20 *
2 1 2 /5*
5 8 3 /i0 *

4%
4%
2 6 2 /3*

7 .165
7 .8 1 8

7.634
8 .233

3 6 1 /4
333 /4

9 7 /i 0 *
354 /5*

207 / i o *

8.575
8 .3 5 3

9.421
9 .198

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%

8 .3 5 3
8.7 9 8
8.3 5 3

9 .198
9 .643
9 .198

35
35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%
4%

7 .119
7 .198
7 .276
7 .326

7.964
8 .043

503 /5*
503 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

8.171

35
35
35
35

7 .472
7.5 3 3
7.5 9 4

8.317
8.378
8 .439

35
35
35

503 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%
4%

7.907
8.497
7.2 7 6
7.3 6 6

8.752
9.342

8.121
8.211

35
35
35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3/5*

4%
4%
4%
4%

7 .6 0 0
7 .7 8 0

8 .445
8 .625

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%

7 .513
7.2 7 6

8.358

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .625
7 .366

8 .470

8.211

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .585
7.3 4 9

8 .430
8.194

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7.5 8 5
7.3 4 9

8 .4 3 0
8.194

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .734
7 .4 7 4

8 .579
8 .319

35
35

503 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%

7 .780
7 .366

8.625

35
35

5 0 3/5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

2 2 1/5*

Lithography
A rtists ....................................................
Provers ............................................
C am eram en:
Black and w h i t e ..............................
C o lo r .................................................
P latem akers ..........................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Single-color:
Up to 48 inches ......................
4 8 to 68 in c h e s .........................
Over 63 i n c h e s .........................
Flatbed o r r o t a r y ....................
2 -color:
22 x 34 inches .........................
25 x 36 inches .........................
30 x 42 inches .........................
2-plate single-unit, 53 inches
p«rffirrfing
.................
44 x 65 inches .........................
Up to 68 inches ......................
Over 68 i n c h e s .........................
4-color:
Up to 38 i n c h e s ......................
39 x 44 inches .........................
4 8 x 68 inches:
First f e e d e r .........................
Second f e e d e r ....................
Over 68 inches:
First feeder
S econd f e e d e r ....................
5-color:
Up to 44 inches:
F irst f e e d e r .........................
S econd f e e d e r ....................
44 x 68 inches:
F irst f e e d e r .........................
S econd f e e d e r ....................
68 x 78 inches:
First f e e d e r .........................
Recnnrl feeder
6 -color:
25 x 38 inches:
First f e e d e r .........................
Second f e e d e r ....................

8.121

8.121

8.211

4%
4%

See footnotes at end of table.




33

$
7 .2 7 6
7 .2 7 6
7 .276
7 .276

$

8.121
8.121
8.121
8.121

35
35
35
35

5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*
503 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%
4%
4%

7 .3 6 6
7 .565

8.211
8.410

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .472
7.5 7 3

8.317
8 .418

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .276

8.121

35

5 0 3/5*

4%

7 .393
7 .393
7 .8 3 5

8.238
8.238
8 .680

35
35
35

5 0 3/5*
5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%
4%

7.2 7 6
7.7 3 9

8.121
8.585

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .393

8 .238

35

5 0 3 /5*

4%

7.3 9 3
7 .393

8 .2 3 8
8.238

35
35

5 0 3V5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .465
7 .465

8 .310
8.310

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7.8 3 5
7 .393

8.680
8.238

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3/5*

4%
4%

7 .639
7.6 3 9

8.484
8.484

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3/5*

4%
4%

7 .8 3 5
7 .393

8.680
8 .238

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3/5*

4%
4%

7 .3 9 3
7 .3 9 3

8.238
8.238

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7 .706
7 .706

8.551
8.551

35
35

5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%

7.614
7 .614

8 .459
8 .459

35
35

5 0 3/5*
5 0 3/5*

4%
4%

7 .969
8.131
8 .7 2 0
8.131
8 .242
8 .3 5 3
8.442
8 .5 4 3
7.827

8.814
8 .976
9.565
8 .976
9.087
9 .198
9.287
9.388
8.672

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

5 0 3/5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

8 .979
8 .9 7 9
9.081
9.181
8.5 7 5
8.797
9 .0 2 0

9.824
9 .824
9.926
10.026
9.420
9 .642
9.865

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*
5 0 3 /5**
5 0 3 /5*
5 0 3 /5*
503 /5*
5 0 3 /5*

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities—
Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
T rade o r occ u p atio n

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975

R ate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

E m ployer contributio n s fo r selected
ben e fits3 1
Insurance4

1

Trade or o ccupation

Rate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
h o u r1

Pension

CHICAGO, IL L .-C o n tin u e d

CHICAGO. IL L .-C o n tin u e d

L ith o g rap h y -C o n tin u ed

E m ployer c o n trib u ­
Hours
tio n s fo r selected
b en e fits3
per
w eek2
Insur­
Pension
ance 4

L ithography— ontinued
C

Pressm en, o ffse t—C ontinued
4-color:
To 38 inches:
First .....................................
S econd ................................
39 x 4 4 inches:
F irst .....................................
Second ................................
4 4 x 68 inches:
First .....................................
S econd ................................
Over 6 8 inches:
F irst ..................................... ‘
S econd ................................
To 44 inches:
F irst .....................................
Second ................................
4 8 x 68 inches:
F irst .....................................
S econd ................................
F irst .....................................
Second ................................
6 -color:
25 x 3 8 inches:
First .....................................
Second ................................
Roll-fed:
1-plate, single:
14 x 8 112 i n c h e s ...............
2 -plate, single:
26 x 17 in c h e s ....................
28 x 34 in c h e s ....................
D ouble:
26 x 17 i n c h e s ............
2 -unit:
1 6 1/2 x 17 inches . . . .
17 x 111 /2 inches . . . .
1-unit:
34 x 4 4 i n c h e s .............
50 x 3 5 1 /2 in c h e s . . . .
69 x 4 1 9 /8 inches
3-plate:
3-unit:
31 x 17 i n c h e s .............
26 x 17 i n c h e s .............
31 x 28 i n c h e s .............
4-plate:
Single:
22 x 17 i n c h e s .............
Double:
35 x 2 2 3 /4 inches. . . .
35 x 4 0 i n c h e s .............
4 9 x 35 in c h e s .............
4-unit:
3 6 1/2 x 2 2 3 /4
inches .........................
38 x 2 2 3 /4 inches. . . .
54 x 45:
First ........................
S econd ...................
6 -plate:
38 x 239 / i 6 inches:
F irst ..............................
Second .........................
8 -plate, 4 -unit:
,
38 x 2 2 3 /4 inches,
single:
j
First .............................
Second ........................
38 x 2 2 3 /4 inches,
j
d ouble:
|
First .............................

$
9.4 6 5
8.377

$
10.310
9 .220

35
35

503/5(jl
5O3 /50

4%
4%

9.801
8 .4 5 4

10.646
9 .299

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

Pressm en, o ffs e t—C ontinued
R oll-fed—C ontinued
8-plate, 4 -u n it—
C ontinued
38 x 223 /4 inches.
d o u b le —C ontinued

4%
4%

9.3 5 3
8.3 5 3

10.198
9.198

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

9 .5 7 5
8 .5 7 5

10.420
9 .420

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

9 .8 5 8
8 .5 7 0

10.703
9.415

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

9 .858
8 .5 7 0

10.703
9 .415

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

10.153
8 .864

10.998
9 .709

35
35

5O3/50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

9.801
8 .454

10.646
9.299

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

8.171

9 .016

35

5O3 /50

4%

8.5 7 5
8.5 7 5

9 .420
9 .4 2 0

35
35

5O3 /50

4%
4%

8 .736

9.581

35

5O3 /50

9 .728
9.581

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

8 .7 3 6
8 .919
9 .2 1 8

9.581
9.764
10.063

35
35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%
4%

$
9 .700

35

5O3 /50

4%

10.194
9.1 4 8

11.039
9 .9 9 3

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

10.941
9.581

11.786
10.426

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

10.087
8.927

10.932
9 .772

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%

10.194
8.927
8.0 6 9

11.039
9.772
8.914

35
35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%
4%

10.652
9 .1 4 8
8 .7 9 3

11.497
9.993
9 .638

35
35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50
5O3/50

4%
4%
4%

10.194
9 .1 4 8
9 .1 4 8
8 .353

11.039
9.9 9 3
9.993
9 .198

35
35
35
35

5O3 /50
5O3/50
5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4%
4%
4%
4%

3 .5 4 0
5 .7 0 0
6 .5 8 0
5 .240
6 .5 8 0
6 .7 4 0
7 .063
6 .580
5 .440
6 .6 0 0
6 .5 0 0

3.937

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

37*12

2 6 2/30
2 6 2 /30
40tf
360
400
400
400
400
300
400
2 9 2 /50

1 5 1/30
151 /30

7.110
5 .840
7 .110
7 .270
7.323
7 .110
5 .440
7.271
7.090

8.9 7 9
8 .979
9.1 4 8

8.7 3 6

9.824
9.824
9 .993

9.581

35
35
35

35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50
5O3 /50

5O3 /50

1 3 1/30
4%
1 7 1/30

8.9 1 9
9.237
9.5 5 5

9 .764
10.083
10.400

35
35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50
5O3 /50

4 .4 3 0

4 .7 9 0

37*12

2 9 2 /50

1 7 1 /3 0

8.807
9.2 7 0

9.652
10.116

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

5 .490
5 .260
5 .260

5.930
5.680
5.690

37*12
37* 12
37* 12

2 9 2/50
2 9 2 /50
2 9 2 /50

1 7 1/30
1 7 1 /3 0
1 7 1/30

9.7 4 4
8 .242

10.589
9.087

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

5 .700
5 .530

6.210

37* 12
37*12

2 9 2 /50
2 9 2 /50

1 7 1/30
1 7 1/30

9 .2 9 3
8.0 6 9

10.138
8.914

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

3 7 112

37*12

2 9 2 /50
2 9 2 /50

171 /30
1 7 1/30

9 .6 3 6
8.747

10.481
9.592

35
35

5O3 /50
5O3 /50

9.7 8 0

10.625

35

5O3 /50

CIN C IN N A TI, OHIO
B ook and job

B indery w orkers (Journeym en II) .
B ookbinders (Journeym en I ) ..........
C om positors, h a n d ..............................
E l e c tr o ty p e r s ........................................
4%
M achine operators ..............................
4%
1 o r 2 m a c h in e s ..............................
4%
3 or 4 m a c h in e s ..............................
M achine tenders (m a c h in is ts )..........
M a ile r s ....................................................
4%
P h o to e n g ra v e rs .....................................
P la te m a k e r.............................................
4%
Press assistants and feeders:
4%
Jo b feeders .....................................
4%
L etter press (rotary):
First a s s i s t a n t ...........................
Second a s s i s t a n t ......................
4%
Cylinder ..........................................
4%
O ffset:
First a s s i s t a n t ...........................
4% I
Second a s s i s t a n t ......................
4% 1
Pressm en, cylinder:
A u to m atic job:
1-color, 25 inches or l e s s .............
4%
2-colors, 25 inches or l e s s ..........
4%
1 -color, over 25 inches and
under 34 in c h e s ...........................
,
2-colors, over 25 inches and
under 34 in c h e s ...........................
4%
Pressm en, rotary:
4% ;
L etterpress:
S heet-fed:
1-c o lo r...................................
4%
2 - c o lo r s ................................

See footnotes at end of table.




$
8.855

4%

8 .883
8 .7 3 6

Second ..........................
50 x 35 inches:
First ...............................
S econd ..........................
54 x 3 8 1 /4 inches:
First ...............................
Second ..........................
10-plate, 5-unit:
36 x 2 2 3 /4 inches.
double:
First ...............................
Second ..........................
12 -plate, 6-unit, double:
38 x 239 /l 6 inches:
First ...............................
S econd ..........................
T h i r d ...............................
38 x 4 5 112 inches:
First ...............................
S econd ..........................
T h i r d ...............................
16-plate, 8-unit, double:
38 x 2 3 1/2 inches:
First ...............................
S econd ..........................
T h i r d ...............................
S tr ip p e rs ..................................................

34

6.222

6.030

5.4 0 0
5 .660

6.120

5.840

37* 12
3 7 1 /2
3 7 112

37*12

3 7 112

37*12
35

120
200
120
120
120
120

5 .660

6.120

37*12

2 9 2 /50

1 7 1/30

5 .8 3 0

6.300

3 7 1/2

2 9 2 /50

1 7 1 /3 0

5.8 3 0
5 .8 3 0

6 .300
6 .300

37*12
37*12

2 9 2 /50
2 9 2 /50

171 /30
1 7 1/30

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or o cc upation

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
R ate
per
h o u r1

Hours
per
w eek2

Em ployer contributio n s fo r selected
b e n e fits 3
Insurance 4

Trade or occupation

Pension

CINCINN ATI, O H IO -C o n tin u e d

Rate
per
h o u r1

H ours
per
w eek2

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tions fo r selected
b en e fits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

CINCINN ATI, O H IO -C o n tin u e d

B ook and jo b -C o n tin u e d

Rate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975

L ithography— ontinued
C

Pressm en, ro ta ry —C ontinued
L e tterp ress-C o n tin u ed
Roll-fed:
Man-in-charge ....................
O ffset:
S h eet-fed :
1 1 x 1 5 inches or less .
14 x 20 i n c h e s .............
17 x 22 i n c h e s .............
24 th ru 28 i n c h e s ___
29 th ru 33 inches . . . .
34 less th a n 36 inches;
36 th ru 38 inches . . .
2-color:

$
6 .0 4 0

$
6.520

3 7 1 /2

2 9 2 /5*

171/3*

6 .3 8 0

5.890
6 .6 3 0
6 .700
6 .790
6 .960

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 11
2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2

2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2/5*

1 7 1/3*
1 7 1/3*
1 7 1/3*
171/3*
1 7 1 /3 *

6 .4 5 0

7 .0 4 0

3 7 1/2

2 9 2 /5*

1 7 1 /3*

5 .500
6 .0 7 0
6 .1 4 0

6.220

3 7 1 /2
Roll-fed:
Man-in-charge ....................
First .....................................
Pressm en, platen:
1 or 2 ...............................................
3 .........................................................
4 .........................................................
S te re o ty p e rs ..........................................

2 9 2 /5*

1 7 1/3*

7 .170
6.4 8 0

7.970
7.070

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2/5*

1 7 1/3*
1 7 1/3*

5.4 0 0
5 .450
5 .470
6 .1 3 0

5 .840
5.890
5.910
6 .730

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

2 9 2 /5*
2 9 2/5 *
2 9 2/5*
3 6 2/3*

171 /3*
1 7 1/3*
1 7 1 /3 *
2 6 2 /3*

N ewspaper
C om positors, hand — dayw ork . . . .
C om positors, hand - nightw ork . . .
M achine operators — dayw ork . . . .
M achine o perators — nightw ork . . .
M achine tenders (m achinists)—
d a y w o r k ...............................................
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists)—
n ig h tw o rk .............................................
Mailers — d a y w o r k ..............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk ...........................
P hotoengravers — d a y w o rk ...............
P hotoengravers — nightw ork ..........
Pressm en, w eb — d a y w o r k ...............
Pressm en, w eb — n ig h tw o r k ............
Pressm en-in-charge - dayw ork . . . .
Pressm en-in-charge — nightw ork . . .
S tereotypers — d a y w o rk ....................
S tereotypers — nightw ork ...............

7 .996
8.204
7.996
8.204

3 6 1/4
36
3 6 1 /4
36

4 2 3 /4*
43*
4 2 3/4*
43*

122 /5*
121 /2*
122 /5*
121/2 *

7.4 1 0

7.996

3 6 1/4

4 2 3 /4*

122 /5*

7 .670
7 .1 3 0
7.314
7 .6 4 0
7 .943
7 .1 9 0
7 .4 0 0
17.331
17.533
7 .2 0 0
7 .420

8.204
7.596
7.758
8 .172
8.490
7.786
7 .993
7.924
8 .132
7 .812
8 .019

36
3 6 1/4
3 6 1 /4
3 6 1/4
36
3 6 1 /4
36
3 6 1/4
36
3 6 114
36

7 .4 1 0
7.670
7 .410
7 .670

31*
31*
3 8 3 /5*
389 /1 0*
393 /10*
3 9 3 /5*
3 9 3 /l 0 *
3 9 3 /5*
379 /10*
3 8 1/5*

134 /5*
134 /5*
4%
4%
273 /5*
274 /5*
273 /5*
274 /5*
273 /5*
2 7 4 /5*

Lithography
Artists ....................................................
C am eram en:
C o lo r ..................................................
H alftone ..........................................
L in e ....................................................
Platem akers ..........................................
Press assistants and feeders, o ffset:
S h eet-fed :
U nder 60 i n c h e s ......................
Over 60 i n c h e s .........................
4-color:
Over 41 in c h e s ....................
5 - c o l o r ........................................
Web:
4-unit, 8 - p la te ...........................
Jogger-roll ten d e r ............
2-unit, 4-plate:
F irst f e e d e r .........................
S econd feeder-roll
t e n d e r ................................
5-unit, 10-plate:
First f e e d e r .........................
Second feeder-roll
tender ................................
Jogger-roll ten d e r ............

8.200

9 .0 9 0

35

40*

4%

8.370
8 .030
7.7 0 0

7.990

9 .260
8.920
8 .590
8 .880

35
35
35
35

40*
40*
40*
40*

4%
4%
4%
4%

6 .760
6 .9 3 0

7.650
7 .820

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

$
8.1 7 0
8.2 4 0

$
8 .990
9 .060
9.1 3 0

35
35
35

40*
40*
40*

7 .700

8 .590

35

40*

4%

t7 .8 3 0

8 .710

35

40*

4%

8.100

4%
4%
4%

7.9 1 0

8.8 0 0

35

40*

4%

7 .9 6 0

8 .850

35

40*

4%

8 .0 3 0

8.100

8.920
8.990

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

8.1 8 0

9 .070

35

40*

4%

8 .2 4 0

9.130

35

40*

4%

*

8 .3 0 0

9 .190

35

40*

4%

8 .400
8 .5 9 0

9.290
9 .4 8 0

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

8 .8 0 0
8 .2 6 0

9 .690
9 .150

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

9 .150
8 .370

10.040
9 .260

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

9 .6 3 0
t8 .5 8 0

10.520
9 .470

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

9.0 0 0
8 .5 1 0
8.5 5 0

9 .890
9 .400
9 .440

35
35
35

40*
40*
40*

4%
4%
4%

9 .860
8.8 3 0
8.0 3 0
7 .990

10.750
9.7 2 0
8 .920
8.880

35
35
35
35

40*
40*
40*
40*

4%
4%
4%
4%

3.534
5.805
5.920

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 112
35
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

4 0 1/4*
4 0 1 /4*

1 5 1/3*
1 5 1/3*
32*

5.920
5 .920

3.887
6.337
6.5 3 0
6.857
6.530
6 .530

6 .800

4 6 .800

3 6 1 /4

4 1 1 /5*

4 9 4 /5*

7 .3 9 0
7.832
5.256

7 .835
8.347
5.790

35
35
3 7 1/2

5 7 1 /1 0*
5 7 1/10*
4 0 4 /5*

3 7 2 /5*
3 7 2 /5*
1 7 1/3*

5 .018

5.552

3 7 1/2

4 0 4 /5*

171 /3*

5 .296
4.9 3 3

5.830
5.467

3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2

4 0 4 /5*
4 0 4 /5*

1 7 1/3*
1 7 1 /3*

CLEVELAN D, OHIO
B ook and job

7 .000
7 .1 1 0

8.000

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

7 .2 6 0
6.0 3 0

8 .1 5 0
6 .920

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

8.040

7 .260

8 .150

35

40*

4%

6 .7 6 0

7 .650

35

40*

4%

7 .5 1 0

8 .400

35

40*

4%

7 .0 9 0
6 .0 3 0

7 .980
6 .9 2 0

35
35

40*
40*

4%
4%

See footnotes at end of table.




Pressm en, offset:
B ronzers:
1-color:
28 x 44 i n c h e s ....................
43 x 54 i n c h e s ....................
4 4 x 62 inches or larger . .
S heet-fed:
Single-color:
19 x 25 inches or s m a lle r.
20 x 26 up to 24 x 36
inches ................................
22 x 34 up to 28 x 42
inches ................................
28 x 44 up to 38 x 52
inches ................................
43 x 54 up to 44 x 61
inches ................................
44 x 62 inches and larger .
2 -color:
Up to 24 x 32 inches . . . .
22 x 34 and 28 x 42
inches ................................
28 x 44 and 38 x 52
inches ................................
4 3 x 54 up to 44 x 61
inches ................................
44 x 66 inches or larger . .
4-color:
44 x 61 inches:
F i r s t ................................
Second ...........................
69 inches or larger:
First ................................
S econd ...........................
5-color:
69 inches o r larger:
F i r s t ................................
S econd ...........................
Web:
4-unit, 8-plate:
F i r s t ................................
Second ...........................
2-unit, 4 - p l a t e ....................
5-unit, 10-plate:
First ................................
S econd ...........................
P ro v e r s ....................................................
S tr ip p e rs ..................................................

35

Bindery w orkers (Journeym en II) .
B ookbinders (Journeym en 1 ) ..........
C om positors, h a n d ..............................
E le c tr o ty p e r s ........................................
M achine operators ..............................
M achine tenders (m a c h in is ts )..........
Mailers:
A greem ent A ...................................
Photoengravers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B (rotogravure) . . . .
Press assistants and f e e d e r s ...............
A u to m atic job cylinder, 17 x 22
inches or u n d e r ...........................
Newspaper fe atu re , 2-color, perfe cto r, ro tary and flatbed w eb .
Platen ...............................................

6.000

-

*
-

-

32*
32*

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
R ate
per
h o u r1

T rade o r occ u p atio n

Ju ly 1,
1974

July 1 ,1 9 7 5

R ate
per
h o u r1

H ours
per
w eek2

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
b e n e fits 3
1
Insur­
ance4

Trade o r occ u p atio n

R ate
per
h o u r1

H ours
per
w eek2

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
b e n e fits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

C LEV ELA N D , O H IO -C o n tin u e d

B o o k and jo b -C o n tin u e d

L ith o g ra p h y -C o n tin u e d
$
5.9 2 6

$
6 .460

3 7 1/2

4 0 4 /5*

1 7 1/3

6 .0 2 9

6 .563

3 7 1 /2

4 0 4 /5 *

1 7 1/3 4

4

5.401

5 .935

3 7 1/2

4 0 4 /5*

1 7 1134

6.0 0 5
6 .0 7 8
6.151
5 .7 8 8

6 .539
6 .612
6 .685
6.322

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2

4 0 4 /5*
4 0 4 /5*
4 0 4 /5*
4 0 4 /5*

171/3 4
171/3 4
1 7 1/3 4
17 1124

C om positors, hand - dayw ork . . . .
C om positors, hand — nightw ork . . .
M achine o p erato rs - dayw ork . . . .
M achine o p erato rs - nightw ork . . .
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists) —
d a y w o r k ...............................................
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .............................................
Mailers — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
Mailers — nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
P hotoengravers — d a y w o rk ...............

6.7 2 8
7 .1 3 0
6 .7 2 8
7 .1 3 0

7 .2 3 0
7 .640
7 .2 3 0
7 .6 4 0

3 7 1 /2
3 6 1/4
3 7 1/2
3 6 1/4

1 8 1/8*
183 /4*
1 8 1/8*
183 /4*

3 8 2 /3 4
40 4
3 8 2 /3 4
40 4

6.7 2 8

7 .230

3 7 1/2

1 8 1m

3 8 2 /3*

7 .1 3 0

7.640

3 6 1/4

183 /4*

404

6 .3 2 0
6 .6 0 0

6.910
6 .910

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

5 2 2 /5 *
5 2 2 /5*

50 4154
504 /5*

6 .9 1 0
7 .0 6 3

7.547

4 7 .063

35 5 6 1 /1 0*
3 7 112 3 9 9 /1 0 *

P hotoengravers — nightw ork

..........

7 .7 1 0

4 7 .710

35

4 2 4 /5*

Pressm en, w eb — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
Offside c o l o r m e n ....................
A greem ent B (art g ra v u re )..........
Offside c o l o r m e n ....................
A greem ent C ...................................

6 .5 9 3
7 .008
6 .7 7 2
17 .5 9 6
6 .502

6 .859
7.292
7 .038
7 .896
6.969

3 7 1/2
37* /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

38*
381
381
38*
4 1 2 /5 4

7.121
7.5 6 3
7.3 7 6
8.2 5 9
7 .153

7 .406
7.866
7.661
8 .580
7 .665

35
35
35
35
3 7 1 /2

384
38 4
38 4
38 4
4 1 2 /5 4

4 6 7/l0 *
467/i0 * |
4 6 7 /10*
4 6 7 /10*
262 /3*

7.421
t7 .5 9 6
7 .1 6 9

7.722
7 .8 9 6
7 .635

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

384
38 4

8 .0 0 6
8 .2 5 9
7 .8 8 6

8.327
8 .5 8 0
8 .398

35
35
3 7 1 /2

6 .6 5 9
6.941

6.8 9 8
7.0 7 6

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

7.191
7 .4 9 4

7 .4 4 8
7 .529

35
35

7.907

7.987

35

Press assistants an d feeders—
C ontinued
R oll-fed cylinders—C ontinued
4-plate w eb perfecting,
2 2 3 /4 x 36 inches—
C ontinued
Feeders .................................
Pressm en, offset:
1-color:
17 x 22 t o 19 x 2 5 inches . . .
22 x 2 8 inches .........................
2 6 x 4 0 t o 2 8 x 4 2 inches . . .
3 6 x 4 8 i n c h e s .........................
38 x 50 inches .........................
41 x 54 inches .........................
4 2 x 58 inches .........................
44 x 64 inches .........................
2 -color:
3 5 x 4 5 t o 3 6 x 4 8 inches and
s m a l l e r .....................................
4 2 x 58 i n c h e s .........................
4 6 x 68 i n c h e s .........................
52 x 7 6 i n c h e s .........................
Roll-fed:
4-plate w eb perfecting,
2 2 3 /4 x 36 inches:
F irst ......................................
Second ................................
Process color provers .........................
S tr ip p e rs ..................................................

4 3 3 /5*
4 3 3 /5 4
4 3 3 /5 4
4 3 3 /5*
2 6 2 /3 4 ,

N ew spaper

in
C
M

Pressm en, w eb - nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
Offside c o l o r m e n ....................
A greem ent B (art g ra v u re )..........
Offside c o l o r m e n ....................
A greem ent C ...................................
Pressm en-in-charge - d ayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B (art g ra v u re )..........
A greem ent C ...................................
Pressm en-in-charge — nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B (art g ra v u re )..........
A greem ent C ...................................
S tereo ty p ers — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
S te reo ty p e rs - nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................

R ate
per
h o u r1

Pension

C LEV ELA N D , O H IO -C o n tin u e d

Pressm en, c y l i n d e r ..............................
2-color, perfector, ro tary and
f l a t b e d .............................................
R otary, o ffset:
1-color:
U nder 14 x 20 inches . . .
1 4 x 2 0 t o 41 x 54
inches ................................
Over 41 x 54 in c h e s ..........
2 -c o lo r ...............................................
Pressm en, p l a t e n ...................................

Ju ly 1 .1 9 7 5

5 4 2 /5 4
349 / i o * i
+ 3%
372 /5*
+ 3%

4 3 3 /5*
4 3 3 /5*
2 6 2 /3*

384 46 7 / io *
3 8 4 4 6 7/ i o *
4 1 2 /5*
26

21 4
2

3 9 1/5 4
333 /i 0 *

3 9 1134

39^/34

4 2 4 4 2 1/10 4
3 5 3 /5* 4 2 1 /1 Ogf

$
5 .7 0 6

$
5 .786

35

3 4 3 /10*

4%

7.221
7 .2 8 8
7 .3 5 6
7 .4 2 3
7 .4 9 0
7 .557
7 .557
7 .624

7.301
7 .3 6 8
7 .436
7 .5 0 3
7 .5 7 0
7.637
7.637
7.704

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

343 /l0 *
3 4 3 /10*
3 4 3 /10*
343 /10*
3 4 3 /10*
34 3 /1 0
343 / io *
34 3 /1 0

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

7 .7 7 0
7.907
7 .9 7 5
8 .054

7.8 5 0
7.987
8.055
8.134

35
35
35
35

3 4 3 /iO *
3 4 3 /l 0 *
3 4 S/1 0 *
3 4 3 /l 0 *

4%
4%
4%
4%

8 .2 5 0
7.7 9 0
7 .4 0 8
7 .4 2 6

8.3 3 0
7 .8 7 0
7 .4 8 8
7 .506

35
35
35
35

343 /l0 *
343 /l0 4
3 4 3 /l 0 *
3 4 3 / io 4

4%
4%
4%
4%

3 .7 9 0

4 .0 5 0
6.550
6 .700
6 .8 4 0
6 .7 0 0
6.8 4 0
6 .8 4 0
4 5.865
6 .700

3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 7 1 /2
3 6 1/4
3 7 1/2
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 7 1 /2

2%

4%
4%
20 *
4%
20 *
4%
4%
4 1 2 /5*
20 *

4 7 .0 7 0

35
35
35
3 7 1/2
3 7 112
3 7 112
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 112
3 7 112

4
4

COLUM BUS. OHIO
B ook an d job
B indery w orkers (Journeym en II) .
B ookbinders (Journeym en I ) ..........
C am era o p e r a t o r s ................................
C om positors, h a n d ..............................
E le c tr o ty p e r s ........................................
M achine o perators ..............................
M achine ten d e rs (m a c h in is ts )..........
M a ile r s ....................................................
Platem akers ..........................................
Photoengravers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
Press assistants and f e e d e r s ...............
J o b feeders .....................................
Head p r e s s m a n .....................................
Pressm en, c y l i n d e r ..............................
Pressm en, p l a t e n ...................................
S te re o ty p e rs ..........................................
S tr ip p e rs ..................................................

6.210
6 .1 7 0
6 .4 4 0
6 .1 7 0
6 .4 4 0
6 .4 4 0
5 .8 6 5
6 .1 7 0
7 .0 7 0
6 .5 4 5
6.4 4 0
5 .0 6 0
4 .0 4 0

6 .1 7 0
5 .9 2 0
6 .1 7 0
6 .1 7 0

6 .965
6 .760
5 .340
4 .1 6 0
7 .000
6 .550
6 .550
6 .700
6.700

*
384
*
38 4

*
*
*
38 4
*

38 4
38 4
38 4
384
384
384
38 4

4%
6%
3%
20 *
20 *
20 *
20 *
20 *
20 *
20 *

3 8 1/2*
399 / i o *
3 8 1/2*
3 9 9 /1 0 *

4 2 1 /5*
4 2 7 /1 0 *
4 2 1/3*
4 3 7 /10*

212 /5 4
*

L ithography
New spaper
A rtists ....................................................
C am eram en:
^
C o l o r ..................................................
Black and w h i t e ..............................
Platem akers ..........................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-c o lo r ...............................................
2 -c o lo r ...............................................
4-color:
F irst f e e d e r ................................
Second f e e d e r ............................
Roll-fed cylinders:
4-plate w eb perfecting.
2 2 3 /4 x 36 in c h e s ..................

343 /io *

4% '

7 .9 4 4
7.221
7 .4 2 6

8.024
7.301
7 .5 0 6

35
35
35

34 3 /1 0 4
3 4 3 /l 0 *
343 /l 0 *

4%
4% i
4%

6 .3 1 3
6 .4 4 9

6 .3 9 3
6 .529

35
35

34 3 /1 04
343 / io 4

4%
4%

6 .5 7 4
6 .2 8 4

6.654
6.364

35
35

34 3 /1 0 4
343 /10*

4%
4%

6 .5 1 0

6 .590

35

3 4 3 /10*

4%

See footnotes at end o f table.




36

C om positors, hand - dayw ork . . . .
C om positors, hand — nightw ork . . .
M achine o p erato rs — dayw ork . . . .
M achine o p erato rs — nightw ork . . .
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists) —
d a y w o r k ...............................................
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .............................................
Mailers — d a y w o r k ..............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk ............................
Pressm en, w eb — d a y w o r k ...............
Pressm en, w eb — n i g h t w o r k .............
Pressm en-in-charge — dayw ork . . . .

8.200

3 6 1/4
35
3 6 1/4
35

6 .6 0 0

7 .789

3 6 1/4

6 .9 8 0

8.200

6.120

7.301
7.704
6 .642
7 .250
6.975

35
3 6 1/4
35
3 7 1/2
35
3 7 1 /2

6 .6 0 0
6 .9 8 0
6 .6 0 0
6 .9 8 0

6 .480
6.481
7 .087
6 .815

7 .789

8.200
7.7 8 9

381

14
2

4 2 1 /5*

3 9 9 /1 0 * 4 3 7 /1 0 *
2 9 2 /5* 4 6 3 /10*
3 0 1/2 *
48*
3 3 * /2 *
2 1 2 /3*
359 /i 0 *
2 3 1 /5*
3 3 1 124 2 1 2 /3*

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
T rade o r occ u p atio n

R ate
per
h o u r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
R ate
per
h o u r1

H ours
per
w eek2

Em ployer contributio n s fo r selected
ben e fits3
Insurance4

Trade or o ccupation

Pension
DALLAS, T E X .—C ontinued

N ew spaper— ontinued
C

Second pressm en-in-charge . . . .
Pressm en-in-charge — nightw ork . . .
Second pressm en-in-charge . . . .
S tereo ty p ers — d a y w o rk ....................

B ook and jo b — ontinued
C

$
6.7 4 5
7 .4 4 4
7 .3 7 3
6 .5 5 0
6.9 6 0

$
6 .909
7 .616
7 .545
6.642
7 .250

6 .9 0 6

7.326

3 7 1/2
3 3 1/20
35 359 /1O0
35 359 /1O0
3 3 1/20
3 7 112
35 359 /1O0

Press o p erators, C y lin d e rC ontinued
Roll-fed 5-color:
P erfecto-38 inches:
F irst .....................................
Sfimnrl
T h i r d .....................................
O ffset:
Single-color:
1 0 x 1 4 through
14 x 20 inches ......................
17 x 22 through
1 9 x 2 5 inches ......................
22 x 28 through
28 x 42 inches ......................
36 x 4 8 through
42 x 58 inches ......................
2 -color:
25 x 38 inches .........................
4-color, sheet fed:
F i r s t .............................................
S econd ........................................
Press operators, p l a t e n ......................
S tereotypers:
A greem ent A ...................................

21 2/3 0
2 3 1/50
2 3 1/5 0
2 1 2 /30
2 3 1 /50

Lithography
A rtists ....................................................
A greem ent A:
C olor ..........................................
Black and w h i t e ......................
A greem ent B ...................................
P latem akers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
Press assistants and feeders:

25 x 3 8 inches
52 x 76 inches
Pressm en, offset:
1-color:
1 1 x 1 7 inches
14 x 20 inches
1 7 x 2 2 inches
22 x 34 inches
22 x 29 inches
28 x 42 inches
35 x 4 5 inches

35

2 1 2/5gf

4%

6 .9 0 6
6 .478
6.5 4 5

7 .326
6.898
6.965

35
35
35

212 /50
2 1 2/50
2 1 2IS t
<

4%
4%
5%

6 .478
6.5 4 5

6 .898
6.965

35
35

2 1 2/50
212 /5^

4%
5%

4 .9 0 9
4 .9 0 9

5.329
5.329

35
35

2 1 2154
2 1 2 /50

4%
4%

.........................
.........................

5.018
5 .130

5.438
5.550

35
35

212 /5 ^
2 1 2 /50

4%
4%

or sm aller . . .
.........................
.........................
.........................
.........................
.........................
.........................

5 .143
5.501

6 .4 1 8
6 .5 0 5

5.563
5.921
6.430
6 .729
6.620
6.838
6 .925

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

2 1 2/50
2 1 2 /5 ^
21 2 /5 ^
21 2/50
2 1 2/50
21 2/50
21 2/50

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

6 .6 2 3
6 .715
6 .812
7.0 0 2
7 .3 2 3

7.043
7.135
6.925
7.422
7 .743

35
35
35
35
35

21 2/50
21 2/50

2 1 2 /50

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

4%
4%

22 x 34 inches .........................
2 -c o lo r ...............................................

23 x 2 9 inches .........................
25 x 3 8 inches .........................
35 x 4 5 inches .........................
42 x 5 8 inches .........................
52 x 7 6 inches .........................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches:
F irst .....................................
Second ................................
62 x 76 inches:
F irst .....................................
S econd ................................
Strippers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................

Rate
per
h o u r1
ance 4

COLUM BUS, O H IO -C o n tin u e d

Pressmen-in-charge - d ay w o rk —
C ontinued

Rate
per
h o u r1

July 1, 1975
E m ployer co n trib u ­
H ours
tio n s fo r selected
per
b en e fits3
w eek2
Insur­
Pension

6.010
6 .3 0 9

6.200

212/50

21 2/50

7 .6 2 0
6.418

8 .040
6.838

35
35

8.211

8.631
7 .232

35
35

2 1 2/50
2 1 2/50

4%
4%

35
35

21 2/50

4%
5%

6 .478
6.5 4 5

6 .898
6.965

212/50

DALLAS, TEX .

$
6 .469
5 .720
5.219

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2

4 .604

4.8 4 3

3 7 1 /2

5.104

5 .369

3 7 1 /2

5.283

5.556

3 7 1 /2

5.461

5.744

*
*
*

*
*
*

3 7 1 /2

*

*
*
*
*

5 .640

5.932

3 7 1 /2

*

5.923
5.312
4 .8 2 9

6 .229
5.588
5.081

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

*
*

5.624

5.933

3 7 1 /2

6 2 /30

6 .029
6.171

6 .400
6.543

35
35

-

_

6 .029
6.257

6 .400
6.257

35
35

99 /1 00

141/40

6.171
6 .4 0 0

6 .543
6.400

35
35

9 9 /1 00

1 4 1/40

6 .029

6.400

35

-

6.171

6.543

35

-

-

_

_
-

-

New spaper

21 2/50
21 2/50

6.812

$
6.152
5.437
4.961

C om positors, hand — dayw ork . . . .
C om positors, hand — nightw ork . . .
M achine operators — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
M achine operators — nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
M achine tenders (m achinists) —
d a y w o r k ...............................................
M achine ten d ers (m achinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .............................................
Mailers — dayw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
Mailers — nightw ork:
A greem ent A ...................................
Agreem ent B ...................................
Press operators, w eb —
d a y w o r k ...............................................
Press operators, w eb —
n ig h tw o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o r k ...............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .............................................
S tereotypers — d a y w o rk ....................
S tereotypers — nightw ork ...............

5.443
5.664

5.786
6 .300

35
35

2 7 2 /50

5 .586
5 .800

5.929
6.442

35
35

2 7 2 /50

5.291

5.291

35

5.434

5.434

35

-

-

-

6.000

6.000

35

-

-

6 .148
5.921
6 .064

6 .148
6 .293
6.436

35
35
35

60
60

2%
2%

6.4 6 0
6 .520

7.166
7.229

3 6 1 /4
3 6 1/4

*

*

2%
2%

L ithography
Book and job
Bindery w orkers (Journeym en II):
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
B ookbinders (Journeym en 1):
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
C om positors, h a n d ..............................
M achine o perators ..............................
M achine ten d ers (m a c h in is ts )..........
Press assistants and f e e d e r s ...............
O f f s e t ......................................................
P e r f e c t o .................................................
Press operators, c y lin d e r....................

3 .2 9 0
3 .3 6 0

3 .6 1 0
4 .3 1 0

3 7 1 /2
40

*
*

3%
*

5 .0 6 0
4 .1 8 0
5 .520
5 .520
5.520
4 .2 8 5
4.2 8 5
4.501
5.104

5.460
4 .5 4 0
5.520
5.520
5 .520
4 .5 0 8
4 .5 0 8
4 .7 3 5
5.369

3 7 1 /2
40
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 11
2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2

*
*

3%

_
*
*
*

*

*

*
*

A rtists:
A greem ent A ...................................
Provers ........................................
Cam era operators:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent C:
C olor ..........................................
Black and w h i t e ......................
A greem ent D:
C olor ..........................................
Black and w h i t e ......................
P latem akers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................

See footnotes at end of table.




37

6 .460

7 .1 6 6

3 6 1/4

*

2%

5 .700
5.520

6 .2 4 0
6.0 6 0

3 7 11
2
3 7 1 /2

*
*

3%
3%

5.620
5.380

6 .1 5 0
5.890

40
40

*
*

_

6 .4 6 0
5.340

7 .166
5 .880

3 6 1/4
3 7 1 /2

*

2%

_

3%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(H ours are th e sam e fo r b o th years unless otherw ise indicated)
Ju ly 1,
1974
T rade o r occ u p atio n

R ate
per
h o u r1

Ju ly 1,
1974

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
h o u r1

H ours
per
w eek2

E m ployer contributio n s fo r selected
b e n e fits3 1
Insura n c e 41

Trade or occ u p atio n

E m ployer co n trib u ­
tio n s fo r selected
b en e fits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

B ook and jo b — ontinued
C

$
5 .050
4 .7 0 0

$
5.530
5.150

40
40

3 .6 6 0
3.9 8 0

4 .0 1 0
4 .3 6 0

40
40

_

3 .9 8 0

4 .360

40

-

4 .5 6 0
4 .8 8 0
4 .9 3 0

4.9 9 0
5.340
5.4 0 0

40
40
40

-

4 .9 3 0
5 .220
5 .220
5.4 4 0

5.400
5.530
5 .720
5.960

40
40
40
40

-

5.7 9 0
4 .7 6 0

6 .3 4 0
5.210

40
40

6.4 6 0
5 .640

7.160
6 .180

3 6 1/4
3 7 1 /2

5 .380
4 .6 4 0

5.890
5.080

40
40

*

_

»
_
*

3%
3%
-

*

D A Y TO N , OHIO
B ook and job

4 .8 2 9
4 .7 5 3

5.253
5.105

3 7 1 /2
3 7 112

*
*

*
*

4 .7 8 5

5.167

3 7 1 /2

*

*

4 .2 3 3
4 .3 3 3
3.7 3 0

4 .573
4.5 7 3
4 .330

3 7 1/2
37* /2
3 7 1/2

334 /5*
3 3 4 /5 <
f
334 /5«

5 .990
6.3 1 8
6 .209
5 .880
5.290

6.560
6.856
6.806

3 7 11
2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

*
*
*
334 /5tf
3 3 4 /5<f

6.220
5.890

5 .400

6.000

3 7 1 /2

334 /5tf

6 .670
6 .640
6.462
6 .718

7.067
7 .048
6 .910
7.068

36* /4
3 6 1/4
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

*

6.6 7 0
6.6 4 0
6 .462
6 .6 7 0
6 .6 4 0
6 .462
4.741
4.6 6 4
5.825
5.716
5 .404

7.067
7 .0 4 8
6 .910
7.067
7 .048
6 .9 1 0
5.154
5.067
6.374
6.251
5.900

3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 7 1/2
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
37*/2
3 7 1 /2
2
3 7 11
3 7 1 /2

3 o 1m

*

*

11 4
2

21
2 1 1/2*
211 /2(f
*
*
*

21

11 4
2

2 1 1124

21 1

14
2
*

207 /10tf
*

*
3 0 1/2tf
*

207 /10tf

*

*

*

3O1/20
*
*
*
*
*

M ailers—C ontinued
A ssem bly h e lp e rs ...........................
Baggers .............................................
M achine o p e r a t o r s .........................
J o b s e t t e r s ........................................
P hotoengravers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
Press assistants and feeders:
A greem ent A:
M agazine:
64 pp. d o uble 2-color
Goss ...................................
4-, 5-, and 6 - c o l o r ............
Second assistant ...............
5-color C laybourn up to
4 8 i n c h e s ...........................
32 pp. 2- and 4-color
Goss ...................................
64 pp. double 2-color . . .
A greem ent B:
C ylinder:
1-c o lo r...................................
2-c o lo r ...................................
A greem ent C:
C y lin d e r .....................................
Pressm en, cylinder:
A greem ent A:
64 pp. double 2 - c o lo r .............
In-charge-of 64 pp. d ouble
2 - c o l o r .....................................
D ouble 5-color Goss;
d o uble 5-color C ottrell;
double 6-color G o s s .............
In-charge-of double 5- and 6color Goss and 5-color
C o ttr e ll.....................................
In-charge-of 64 pp. double
2-color G o s s ...........................
In-charge-of 5-color Claybourn up to 4 8 in c h e s ..........
In-charge-of 32 pp. 2- and
4-color G o s s ...........................
A greem ent B:
C ylinder or au to m atic job;
under 22 x 28 i n c h e s ..........
Over 2 2 x 2 8 i n c h e s ...............
2 -color ........................................
O ffset:
1-color:
12x20; 22x30
inches ...........................
60 inches and up to
35 x 4 5 i n c h e s ..........
2-color:
22 x 34 th ro u g h 35 x
4 5 in ch e s............ ..
A greem ent C:
C ylinder on a u to m atic job;
u nder 22 x 28 i n c h e s ..........
H ot w ax carbonizing .............
Speed F l e x ................................
D utro ro ta ry , 1 4 -in c h .............
H am ilton, 4 -w e b ......................
Pressm en, p l a t e n ...................................
S tereotypers:
A greem ent B ...................................

$
4 .9 0 2
4 .6 9 8
5 .990
6 .2 0 9

$
5.335
5.105
6.560
6 .806

7 .114
6 .7 3 4
7 .685

4 7.114
7.084
8.314

35
3 7 1/2
35

6 .225
6.227
5 .095

6 .5 4 5
6.597
6.225

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2

131 m
1 3 1134
131/3tf

6.277

6.597

3 7 1 /2

1 3 1134

6 .225
5 .930

6 .545
6 .250

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

13*
1 3 1/3<f

5 .2 1 0
5 .310

5.660
5 .760

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

24
0
24
0

5 .293

5.727

3 7 1/2

20 4

6.662

6.982

3 7 1 /2

1 3 1/3

6 .9 2 8

7.148

37*/2

13*/3

6 .744

7.064

3 7 1/2

13*/3tf

6.9 8 5

7.305

3 7 1/2

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

*

*

*

*

3 4 3 /10tf
*
*

3%
3%
3%

14
2

4
4

13 1124

4

6 .9 2 8

7.248

3 7 1/2

*

6 .872

7 .192

3 7 1/2

*

1 3 1134

6.821

6.941

3 7 1 /2

*

131/3tf

6.220
6.220

6 .670
6 .670
6.780

3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2

*
*

6.3 3 0

6.220

6 .690

6 .2 6 0

6 .710

6 .3 5 0

6.800

3 7 1/2

6 .1 9 5
6 .2 5 2
6.317
6 .1 9 5
6 .374

6.779
6.758
6.828
6.697
6.890
6.670

3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1 /2

*
*
*

1 3 1/3

4
4
4

*

20
20
20

3 7 112

*

20

3 7 1 /2

*

20

4
4

*

20

4

*

*

4
4
4
204
20 4
20
20
20

207/10(f

-

*
*
*
*

6.220

*

t6 .0 7 3

6.453

3 7 1 /2

6 .6 4 6
6 .8 5 3
6 .6 4 6
6 .8 5 3

7.369
7.583
7.369
7.583

35
35
35
35

4 6 1/I0(f
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

20 4

*

*

•Newspaper
C om positors, hand
C om positors, hand
M achine o perators
M achine o p erato rs

See footnotes at end of table.




H ours
per
w eek2

D AY TON, O H IO -C o n tin u e d

L ithography— ontinued
C

B indery w orkers (Journeym en II)
A greem ent A:
G roup le a d e r s ...........................
Hopper feeders, job binders .
Relief w orkers, book repair­
ers, single stitch o p erato rs .
A greem ent B:
General bindery w orkers . . .
P e r f o r a to r s ................................
A greem ent C ...................................
B ookbinders (Journeym en I):
A greem ent A ...................................
Head job s e t t e r s ......................
J o b setters ................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
C om bination c u tte r and
folder o p e r a t o r s ....................
C om positors, hand:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
E le c tr o ty p e r s ........................................
M achine operators:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
M achine ten d e rs (m achinists):
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent B ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
M a ile r s ....................................................
Label s o r t e r s ...................................
Label p a s t e r s ...................................
Line w r a p p e r s ................................
M achine w rap ................................

Rate
per
h o u r1

Pension

D A LLA S, T E X .-C o n tin u e d

P latem akers— ontinued
C
A greem ent D:
P hotocom p o s in g ......................
V acuum f r a m e .........................
Press assistants and feeders:
2 -color:
27 x 36 inches .........................
37 x 50 inches .........................
4-color:
37 x 50 inches .........................
Press op erato rs, offset:
1-color:
1 5 x 2 0 inches .........................
21 x 3 6 inches .........................
37 x 50 i n c h e s .........................
2 -color:
21 x 36 inches .........................
27 x 36 inches .........................
37 x 4 2 inches .........................
4 3 x 50 inches .........................
4-color:
37 x 50 inches:
First .....................................
S econd ................................
S trippers:
A greem ent A ...................................
A greem ent C ...................................
A greem ent D:
Color ..........................................
Black and w h i t e ......................

R ate
per
h o u r1

Ju ly 1 ,1 9 7 5

38

- dayw ork . . . .
— nightw ork . . .
— dayw ork . . . .
— nightw ork . . .

30
30
30
30

4
4
4
4

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
hour1

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

DAYTON, OHIO-Continued

,

Newsp per—
Continued

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

DENVER, COLO.—
Continued
Book and job-Continued

$
7.369

35

4 6 1/10*

30*

6.853
5.750
5.950
5 6.387
56.587
56.002
5 6.202
5 6.669
5 6.869
6.201
6.401

7.583
6.136
6.336
7.480
7.707
7.147
7.333
7.333
7.333
6.571
6.771

35
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
37 1 12
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

461/10*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Press operators, cylinder—
Continued
Offset—
Continued
2-color—
Continued
Above 48 inches ..............
4-color:
Above 48 inches:
F irst..............................
Second .........................
Web:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Press operators, p la te n .....................
Strippers..............................................

30*
—
3%
3%
*
*
*
*
*

$
6.78E

$
7.218

6.98S
6.365

7.522
6.898

7.047
6.365
6.042
6.354

7.580
6.898
6.575
6.887

7.539
7.678
7.539
7.678

8.011
8.150
8.011
8.150

36
36
36
36

4 6 '1 2 4

7.539

8.011

36

46

7.678
6.944
7.077
7.260
8.570
7.460
9.260
7.151
7.747

8.150
7.397
7.531
8.086
9.427
8.286
10.147
7.604
8.084

36
37 1 12

7.817
7.551

8.270
8.004

37 1 12

20*
20*

2 9 ' 134

3 7 ' /2

8.461
8.176
7.237

8.750
8.484
7.680

35
35

2 1 1/2*
2 1 1/2*

2 9 ' 134

37 1 12

6.800
6.800

7.350
7.350

3 6 ' 14

44*
44*

3%
3%

5.730
6.440

6.280
6.990

361/4
3 6 1/4

44*
44*

3%
3%

5.360
6.090
6.340
6.730
6.940
7.140

5.910
6.640
6.890
7.280
7.490
7.690

361/4

3 6 '/4

44*
44*
44*
44*
44*
44*

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

6.940
7.340

7.490
7.890

3 6 ' /4

44*
44*

3%
3%

7.670
6.800

8.220
7.350

3 6 '1 4

44*
44*

3%
3%

4.060
3.970

4.060
4.400

35

*

*

3 7 '1 2

371/2

37

'12

371 /2
37

'12
'12
'12

3 7 'n
37
37

424/5*

20*

4 2 *1 5 4

20*
20*

4 2 *1 5 4

T
U
in

$
6.646

Lithography

20*
20*
20*
20*

424/5*
424/5*
4 2 *1 5 4

Newspapers
6.290

6.740

371 /2

6.865

7.165

371/2

7.115
6.290

7.415
6.740

37 1 12
371/2

*
291/2*

131/3*
4%

6.865
6.290

7.165
6.740

371/2
371/2

*
291/2*

131/3*
4%

6.325
5.995

6.625
6.295

371/2
3 7 1/2

6.510
6.400

6.810
6.850

3 7 1/2
371 /2

6.790
6.640

7.090
6.940

371/2
371/2

6.865
6.290

7.165
6.740

371/2
3 7 1/2

291/2*

4%
131/3*

*
*
*
2 9 ' I2<t
*
*
*
2 9 '1 2 4

131/3*
131 /3*
131/3*
4%
131/3*
131/3*
131/3 *
4%

Compositors, hand —daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators —nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
I daywork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Mailers —dayw ork............................
Mailers —nightwork.........................
Photoengravers —daywork..............
Rotogravure ................................
Photoengravers —nightwork .........
Rotogravure ................................
Pressmen, web —d ayw ork..............
Pressmen, web —nightwork............
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork:
First ..............................................
Second .........................................
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork:
First ..............................................
Second .........................................
Stereotypers —daywork..................

DENVER, COLO.
Book and job

36 1 14
35
36 1 14
333/4
37 1 12
35

46

'124

*
*
591/3*
61 2 154
591/3*
612/5*
20*
20*

22 1 154
2 2 '1 5 4
2 2 '1 5 4
2 2 '1 5 4
2 2 '1 5 4
2 2 '1 5 4
22

'154

2 2 '1 5 4

4%
4%
4%
4%
2 9 '1 3 4
2 9 '1 3 4

2 9 '1 3 4

29 1 134
202/3 *

Lithography
Camera operators..............................
Platemakers .......................................
, Press assistants and feeders:
Sheet-fed.......................................
Offset ............................................
Press operators, offset:
1-color:
To 15 inches inclusive .........
To 20 inches inclusive .........
To 25 inches inclusive .........
To 39 inches inclusive .........
To 50 inches inclusive .........
Above 50 inches.....................
2-color:
25 x 38 inches .......................
42 x 58 inches .......................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches .......................
Strippers..............................................

3 7 '1 2

2
4
'124
'124

4 6 'I
46

C
M

Artists ................................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Color separators and
correctors..............................
Agreement B ................................
Platemaker:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
First assistant ..............................
Second assistant .........................
Pressmen, offset:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge:
Levy, 144 pp., double, 5-color .
Goss, Miehle, Cottrell, Harris . ..
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

Rate
per
hour1

C
M

Machine tenders (machinists) —
daywork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) nightwork.........................................
Mailers —dayw ork...........................
Mailers —nightwork.........................
Photoengravers —daywork..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web —d ayw ork..............
Pressmen, web —nightwork............
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge - nightwork . ..
Stereotypers —daywork..................
Stereotypers - nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hour1

July 1, 1975

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen 1 ) .........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (machinists).........
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder:
L etter.......................................
Offset:
1-color:
Above 30 inches.........
2-color:
Up to and including
48 in c h e s ..................
Above 48 inches.........
4-color:
Above 48 inches.........
Platen ............................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Letter:
Automatic 17 x 22
or le s s ....................................
All other..................................
Offset:
1-c o lo r ....................................
2-color:
Up to and including
48 inches.........................

3.550
5.810
6.080
6.080
6.080

3.890
6.350
6.480
6.480
6.480

371/2
371/2
371/2
37 1 12
371/2

-

30 1 124
30 1 124
363/5
363/5*
363/5

4
4

16*
16*
24*
24*
24*

5.424

5.957

371/2

4 2 *1 5 4

20*

5.425

5.958

3 7 1/2

4 2 *1 5 4

20*

5.700
5.740

6.233
6.273

371/2
371/2

5.425
4.316

5.958
4.849

3 7 1/2
371/2

6.080
6.210

6.613
6.743

37112
371/2

4 2 *1 5 4
4 2 *1 5 4

20*
20*

6.316

6.849

3 7 1/2

4 2 *1 5 4

3 6 '1 4

361/4
36 1 14
3 6 1/4

36 1 14

20*

4 2 *1 5 4
4 2 *1 5 4
4 2 *1 5 4
4 2 *1 5 4

20*
20*
20*
20*

3 6 '1 4

DES MOINES, IOWA
Book and job

6.481

7.014

3 7 1/2

4 2 *1 5 4

20*

See footnotes at end of table.




361/4

39

Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1.
1974

July 1 ,1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
1
Insur­
ance4

Pension

DES MOINES, IOWA—
Continued

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Book and job-Continued

Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Electrotypers.....................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ...............................
Agreement B ................................
M ailers................................................
Photoengravers...................................

$
5.790
5.720

$
5.790
6.290

35
37 1 12

*
*

*

6.470
6.700

7.110
7.080

3 7 1/2
371 /2

*
*

262/3*

5.560
5.980
6.560

5.910
6.340
7.210

371/2
371 /2
37 1 12

162/3*
*

*

5.560
6.090

5.910
6.460

371 /2
3 7 1/2

162/3 *

*
*

5.560
6.130
5.770
7.090

5.910
6.500
6.120
7.900

371 /2
371/2
371/2
361/4

162/3*
*
*
*

*
*
*
4%

Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:

6.470
6.370

7.110
7.000

3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*

262 /3*

5.650

6.290

37’ /2

*

_

5.300

5.940

371/2

*

_

5.620
4.810
5.780

6.260
5.440
6.410

371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

262 /3*
262 /3*
262 /3*

6.900

7.540

3 7 1/2

*

6.770
6.380

7.540
7.020

3 7 1/2
37 1 12

*
*

_

Pressmen-Continued
Agreement B—
Continued
Offset—
Continued
Journeymen—
Continued
Over 141/2 x
20 1 12 inches but less
than 21 x 28 inches .
21 x 28 inches and
over ............................
Single perfecting web .
2-color:
Up to 21 x 28 inches .
21 x 28 inches and
over ..............................

$
6.370

$
7.000

3 7 1/2

*

262/3*
262 /3*
262 /3*

6.450
6.690

7.080
7.320

371 /2
371/2

*
*

6.620

7.250

371/2

*

262 /3*

6.700

7.330

371 /2

*

262 /3*

5.850
6.080
5.850
6.080

6.557
6.780
6.557
6.780

3 7 1/2
37 1 12
37 1 12
3 7 1 12

2 3 1/3*
23113#
2 3 1 134
2 3 1/3*

*
*
*
*

5.850

6.557

37^ 2

231/3*

*

6.080
6.010
6.220
6.822
7.143
t6.130
t6.340
t6.530
t6.740
6.062
6.270

6.780
6.360
6.570
7.122
7.443
6.530
6.740
6.930
7.140
6.362
6.570

371/2
37 1 12
3 7 1/2
3 6 1/4
361/4
371/2
371/2
371/2
371 /2
371 /2
371/2

*
*
*
*
*

*
*
*
3%
3%
*

Newspaper
Compositors, hand - dayw ork___
Compositors, hand —nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
daywork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) nightwork.........................................
Mailers —dayw ork............................
Mailers — nightwork.........................
Photoengravers - daywork..............
Photoengravers - nightwork .........
Pressmen, web —d ayw ork ..............
Pressmen, web - nightwork............
Pressmen-in-charge - daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers - daywork...................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

2 1 1/ 5 *
2 1 1/ 5 *
2 1 1/5*
2 1 1/5*
171/5*
171/5*

*
*
*
-

-

_
_

Lithography

6.900

7.540

3 7 1/2

*

6.770

7.540

37 1 12

*

5.900
6.380
6.380

6.540
7.020
7.020

371 /2
3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*
*

6.210

6.840

371/2

*

6.280

6.910

3 7 1/2

*

6.460

7.090

3 7 1/2

*

6.530
5.770

7.160
6.400

371/2
37 1 12

*
*

5.930
6.210

6.560
6.840

37'l2
371/2

*
*262/3*

Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
Automatic feeder operators:
1-color:
_
To 42 inches................
2-color:
To 42 inches................
42 to 54 inches in-.
elusive .......................
Over 54 inches:
First fe e d e r ............
Second feeder . . . .
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, offset:
Agreement A:
1-color:
To 10 x 14 in c h e s............
262/3*
To 14 x 19 in c h e s............
To 17 x 22 in c h e s............
262 /3*
19 x 25 inches through
•
22 x 34 inches................
Over 22 x 34 inches and
up to and including
262 /3*
54 inches.........................
262/3*
Over 54 inches..................
2-color:
262 /3*
Up to and including
54 inches.........................
Over 54 inches..................
262 /3gf
Agreement B ................................

See footnotes at end o f table.




Rate
per
hour1

DES MOINES, IOWA—
Continued

Book and job—
Continued

Claybourn 5-color
No. 1 6 - 1 9 ; No. 10
and 2 0 ...................................
All other in publication
room .....................................
Agreement B:
Letterpress:
Cylinder ............................
Platen ................................
O ffset.......................................
Pressmen:
Agreement A:
Publication:
Lead pressmen:
56 page 6-color
G o ss............................
All other lead
pressmen ..................
Journeymen .....................
Job:
Lead pressmen:
Cottrell 4-color;
Cottrell 5-color.........
Miehle 2-color and
Miehle 4-color .........
Journeymen:
Offset under
1 4 x 2 0 in c h e s.........
All other o ffse t............
2-color letterpress . . . .
Agreement B:
Letterpress:
Cylinder:
Journeymen:
Under 21 x
28 inches..............
21 x 28 inches
and over ..............
2-color:
Under 21 x
28 inches..............
21 x 28 inches and
o v e r .......................
Platen............................
Offset:
Journeymen:
14 x 17 in c h e s............
141/2 x 20 1 12 inches .

Trade or occupation

July 1.1975

40

5.910

6.460
6.770

3 6 1/4

6.100

6.710

6.200
6.060
5.040

6.840
6.670
5.490

6.100
6.530
6.700

6.710
7.200
7.420

6.820

44*

361/4

6.160

44*

361/4

*

44*

3 6 1/4
361/4
3 7 1/2

*

_

44*
44*
131/3*

361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4

*
*
*

44*
44*
44*

7.680

3 6 1/4

*

44*

6.950
7.150

7.710
7.940

361/4
361/4

*
*

44*
44*

7.230
7.150
6.420

8.020
8.260
7.000

3 6 1/4
361/4
3 7 1/2

*
*

44*
44*
131/3*

*

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Book and Job

Press assistants and feeders:
Offset:
Automatic and hand-fed plate
press.......................................
Roll-fed:
W eb.....................................
Up to 50 inches:
First assistant..............
Second assistant.........
38 x 24 inches:
First assistant..............
Second assistant.........
Rotary (Letterpress):
2-color:
First assistant:
Under 76 inches . .
76 inches and over .
Second assistant.........
5-color:
First assistant..............
Second assistant.........
Special equipment:
Roll-fed rotary forms:
22 x 30 inches and under, off­
set and letter p r e ss..............
Over 30 inches including
34 inches ..............................
Roll-fed aniline tape p ress.........
Pressmen, cylinder:
1-color............................................
2-color ............................................
Offset:
1-color:
Less than 20 in ch es.........
20 inches up to 30 inches.
Up to 50 inches................
Up to 60 inches................
2 -co lo r .....................................
4-color:
Up to 41 inches................
Up to 60 inches................
Over 60 inches..................
Second (all siz e s)..............
6-color, up to 38 inches . . . .
Roll-fed:
36 inches x 23 inches . . .
38 inches x 24 inches . . .
Up to 50 inches................
Second (38 x 24 inches) .
Rotary (letterpress):
2-color:
Under 76 inches ..............
76 inches and over............
5 -co lo r .....................................
Special type:
Miehle vertical, Heidelberg ..
Roll-fed aniline tape press ..
Roll-fed rotary form:
22 x 30 inches and under,
offset and letter press ..
Pressmen, platen................................
Stereotypers.......................................

5.855

$
5.055
5.180
7.430
7.630
7.424
7.424
7.424
8.148

6.410

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4
371/2
371/2
371/2
35

171/5?
4 1 1/5?
4 1 1 /5?
171/5?
4 1 1/5?
171/5?
4 1 1/5?
171/5?
43?
8?
43?
8?
43?
8?
* 283 /5? +
4%

3 7 1/2

t2 3 1/3?

*

7.350

8.055

371 /2

t2 3 1/3?

*

7.445
6.935

8.155
7.620

37n/2
371/2

t2 3 1/3?
t23V 3?

*
*

7.415
6.910

8.120
7.595

371 /2
371/2

t2 3 1/3?
t2 3 1/3?

*
*

Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operator —dayw ork.........
Machine operators —nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
dayw ork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Mailers —daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Mailers — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers - daywork..............
Photoengravers —nightwork .........

7.240
6.560
6.810

7.940
7.135
7.900

37*/2
371 /2
371/2

2 3 1/3?
2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*
*

6.960
6.835

7.545
7.415

371/2
371 /2

2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*

6.680

7.255

371/2

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits'3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

_
_
_

523/ io ?
501/2?
523/ io ?

6.895
5.855

7.475
6.410

3 7 1 12
371/2

231/3?
231/3?

*
*

Pressmen, web —
Agreement A:
Daywork ................................
Nightwork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
Nightwork ..............................
Pressmen-in-charge:
Agreement A:
Daywork ................................
Nightwork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
Nightwork ..............................
Stereotypers —daywork..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

$
8.231
7.841
8.231

361/4
371/2
361/4

7.297

7.841

371/2

_

501/2?

7.672

8.231

3 6 1/4

_

523/10?

6.842
t6.167

7.390
6.167

371/2
371/2

6 1/10?
289 / io ?

131/3?

7.021
t6.671
7.429

7.569
6.671
7.946

371/2
35
371/2

8.184

8.735

7.309
7.864

7.800
8.450

371/2
35

112/3?
121/2?

322/3?
35?

7.309
7.864

7.800
8.450

371/2
35

141/10?
151/5?

322/3?
35?

7.567
8.150

7.850
8.500

371/2
35

112/3?
121/2?

322 /3?
35?

7.567
8.150
7.442
8.005

7.850
8.500
7.980
8.580

371/2
35
3 7 1/2
35

141/10?
151/5?

322/3?
35?
171/5?
182 /5?

8.364
8.218

9.189
9.043

35
35

507 / io ?
507/l0 ?

4%
4%

8.364
8.051

9.189
8.876

35
35

507 /10?
507/10?

4%
4%

7.947
8.187

8.772
9.012

35
35

507 /10?
507/ io ?

4%
4%

6.988
7.144
7.144

7.813
7.969
7.969

35
35
35

507/ io ?
507/ io ?
507 /10?

4%
4%
4%

7.249

8.074

35

507 /10?

4%

7.196
6.988

8.021
7.813

35
35

507 /lO?
507 /10?

4%
4%

7.853
7.937
8.020
8.114

8.678
8.762
8.845
8.939

35
35
35
35

507 /10?
507/ io ?
597/ io ?
507 / i 0?

4%
4%
4%
4%

8.406
8.301
8.510

9.231
9.126
9.335

35
35
35

507/ io ?
507/lO?
507/10?

4%
4%
4%

8.917
8.197

9.742
9.022

35
35

507/10?
507 /10?

4%
4%

9.125
8.301

9.950
9.126

35
35

507 /10?
507/10?

4%
4%

$
17.672
17.298
7.672

_
61/10?
309 /10? 143/ 10?
* 171/5? +
4%
* 182/5?+
35
4%

-

2 3 1/3?

7.180
7.250

7.770
7.840

3 7 1/2
371/2

2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*

7.440
8.020
8.210
8.320
8.320

8.035
8.750
8.950
9.065
9.065

371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

231/3?
231/3?
2 3 1/3?
2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*
*
*
*

9.200
9.390
9.635
8.175
9.390

9.980
10.175
10.430
8.910
10.175

371/2
37 */2
371/2
371/2
371/2

231/3?
2 3 1/3?
2 3 1/3?
231/3?
2 3 1/3?

*
*
*
*
*

9.350
9.535
9.670
8.275

10.135
10.325
10.470
9.015

371/2
371/2
3 7 ’ /2
371/2

231/3?
231/3?
2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*
*
*

7.370
7.485
7.890

7.965
8.080
8.495

371 /2
371/2
371/2

231/3?
231/3?
231/3?

*
*
*

7.180
6.790

7.770
7.370

371/2
371/2

2 3 1/3?
231/3?

*
*

7.885
6.790
7.257

8.490
7.370
7.714

371 /2
371/2
35

*
231/3?
*
2 3 1/3?
* 143/10?

7.298

7.841

37 V2

501/2?

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

Newspaper—
Continued
$
4.595
4.720
6.905
7.095
t6.959
t6.959
t6.959
7.822

Newspaper
Compositors, hand - daywork . . . .

Rate
per
hour1

DETROIT, MICH.-Continued

DETROIT, MICH.

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Combination w ork ers................
Bookbinders (Journeymen II) . . . .
Combination bookbinders.........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators..............................
Machine tenders (machinists).........
Photoengravers: ................................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

41

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Provers .........................................
Cameramen:
Process .........................................
Halftone .......................................
Platemakers:
Vacuum fram e..............................
Photocomposers .........................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
Up to 58 inches .....................
60 inches and o v e r ................
2-color............................................
5-color,77 inches:
Feeders.....................................
10-plate web-fed:
First assistant.........................
Second assistant.....................
Pressmen:
Offset:
1-color:
Up to 25 inches................
26 to 45 in c h e s................
46 to 59 in c h e s................
60 inches and over............
2-color:
Up to 40 inches (2-man
press) ................................
40 to 59 in c h e s................
60 inches and over............
4-color:
Up to 59 inches:
F irst..............................
Second .........................
60 inches and over:
First ..............................
Second .........................

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities—
Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3 1
Insur­
Pension
ance4 '

DETROIT, MICH.-Continued

Rate
per
hour1

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

ERIE, PA.-Continued
Lithography-Continued

Lithography—
Continued
Pressmen—
Continued
Offset —
Cont in ued
5-color, 77 inches:
F ir st..............................
Second .........................
Web-fed:
4-plate, over 30 inches:
First .......................
Second ..................
10-plate:
First .......................
Second ..................
Strippers............................, ...............

Trade or occupation

July 1. 1975

$
9.375
8.437

$
10.200
9.262

35
35

507/10tf
507/10<f

4%
4%

8.406
8.196

9.231
9.021

35
35

507/ i 0#
507 /l 0 4

4%
4%

9.208
8.510
8.083

10.033
9.335
8.908

35
35
35

507/ i 0#
5O7 /1O0
5O7 /1O0

Press operators, offset—
Continued
Agreement C:
Single color ............................
2 -co lo r .....................................
Press operators, proof.......................
Stripperss:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................

$
5.130
5.390
6.550

$
5.440
5.700
6.730

37 1 12
371/2
35

3 7 1 13 4
353/5tf

3%
3%
4%

6.550
5.300

6.730
5.610

35
371/2

353 /5<*
3 7 1 134

4%
3%

3.450
5.415

3.740
5.830

36
36

161/5tf
161/5tf

3%
3%

5.190
5.460
_

5.690
5.730
5.800

3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

283 /i0

5.190
5.460

5.690
5.730

371/2
3 7 1/2

283/l0tf
*

5.190
5.460

5.690
5.730

371/2
3 7 1/2

283 /l0

4.580
4.155

4.900
4.475

4.540
4.830

t5.455

Z V 134

4%
4%
4%
EVANSVILLE, IND.
Book and job

ERIE, PA.
Book and job
5.601
5.623
5.623
5.623

5.801
5.623
5.623
5.790

371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*

151/3<f
3%
3%
3%

5.191

5.391

371/2

*

151/3tf

5.551
5.651
5.551
5.601

5.811
5.911
5.811
5.801

3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

151 134
151/3tf
15 1 134
15 1 134

Machinists —daywork .....................

6.485t

7.553

371/2

Machinists —nightw ork..................

6.685

7.753

3 7 1/2

Mailers —dayw ork............................
Mailers —nightwork.........................
Press operators, web —
daywork............................................
Press operators, web —
nightwork.........................................

5.870
6.030

6.190
6.350

371/2
371/2

*
*

24 4 +
2 1/2%
24 4 +
21 /2%
40 4
40

6.154

6.501

371/2

*

13 1 134

6.794

7.166

35

Camera operators..............................
Compositor, hand..............................
Machine operators ............................
Machinists.....................................
Press assistants and
fee d e r s..............................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Offset:
1-c o lo r .....................................
2 -co lo r .....................................
Press operators, p la te n .....................
Strippers..............................................
Newspaper

4

143/10tft

Lithography
“
Artists:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Agreement C ................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press assistants and
feeders:
Agreement B:
Single color ............................
2-color .....................................
R otary .....................................
Agreement C ................................
Press operators, offset:
Agreement B:
Single color ............................
2-color .....................................
R o ta r y .....................................

6.730
6.960

6.930
7.447

35
35

353/5tf
*

4%
4%

6.730

6.930

35

353/5tf

7.094
7.799
5.610

35
35
3 7 1/2

*
*
371134

4%
4%
3%

6.550
6.670
5.300

6.730
7.137
5.610

35
35
371/2

353/5tf
*
3 7 1/3<f

4.930
5.240
4.570
3.980

5.275
5.607
4.890
4.290

35
35
35
371/2

*
*
*
371/3?

4

20

4

-

3%
20

4

-

4

*

20
_

371/2
37 1 12

*
*

121/2tf

4.900
5.220

40
40

*
*

121/2<f
121/2<f

5.775

371/2

283 /10tf

26 2 134

283 /10tf

2 6 2 I3 4

4
283/ io 4

2 6 2 I3 4

1211 4
2

5.180

5.500

371 /2

5.180

5.500

371/2

5.380

5.700

3 7 1/2

5.100
5.400

5.510
5.830

40
40

*

121/2*
121/2tf

5.900
6.120
5.900
6.120

6.429
6.657
6.429
6.657

35
35
35
35

453 /10tf
453/10tf
453 /10tf
453 /10tf

143/10tf
143/10tf
143/10tf
143/10tf

5.900

6.429

35

45 /10 4

3

143/10tf

6.120
5.657
5.885
5.709

6.657
5.928
6.145
6.175

35 453 /10tf
35
393/5
35
393/5tf
393/5<f
35

143/ i O
gf
143/10 4
143/10tf
193/I0tf
+ 3%
193/10tf
+ 3%
20 4
20 4
20 4
20 4

283 / io

262/3 4

*

Newspaper

6.560
7.440
6.290

7.020
7.961
6.730

35
35
35

*
*

Compositors, hand —daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators —daywork . . . .
4%
Machine operators — nightwork . ..
4%
Machine tenders (machinists) —
dayw ork............................................
3%
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Mailers - dayw ork............................
4%
Mailers — nightwork . . . .
4%
Photoplatemakers —daywork . . . .
4%
3%
Photoplatemakers —nightwork . . .
Pressmen, web —d ayw ork
..............
4%
Pressmen, web —nightwork............
4%
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
4%
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . ..

See footnotes at end of table.




4
4

*

303/ io

4%

6.630
7.280
5.300

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
Cylinder-single color..............
Platen.......................................
Agreement B:
Rotary:
Gravure..............................
Letterpress (Roto-Mec) . .
Pressmen:
Agreement A:
Cylinder:
2-color, 2 5 1 /4 x 35
inches ..............................
Highspeed, under 25 x 38
inches ..............................
Job, 171/2 x 23 inches
and under .......................
New era press up to
1 2 x 1 2 ............................
Agreement B:
Rotary:
Gravure..............................
Letterpress (Roto-Mec) . .

42

4

5.902

6.375

35

393 /5<*

6.010
6.210
6.153
6.353

6.282
6.482
6.425
6.625

35
35
35
35

393/5«f
393/5#
393/5tf
393/5tf

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions for selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

EVANSVILLE, IND.-Continued

$
7.100

36

361/1O0

3%

6.438
6.740

6.798
7.100

36
36

361/1O0
361/1O0

3%
3%

6.438

6.798

36

3 6 1/1O0

3%

5.432
5.574

5.792
5.934

36
36

361/1O0
361/1O0

3%
3%

5.637
5.700
5.764
5.432
5.253

5.997
6.060
6.124
5.792
5.613

36
36
36
36
36

361/1O0
3 6 1/1O0
361/1O0
361/1O0
361/1O0

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

5.755
6.309
6.443

6.115
6.669
6.803

36
36
36

361/1O0
361/10^
361/1O0

3%
3%
3%

6.750
6.853
6.923

7.110
7.213
7.283

36
36
36

361/1O0
361/1O0
361/1O0

3%
3%
3%

7.350
6.750

7.710
7.110

36
36

361/1O0
361/1O0

3%
3%

7.482
6.853
6.438

7.842
7.213
6.798

36
36
36

361/1O0

3%
3%
3%

361/1O0

Commercial

6.470
4.460
6.909
6.909
7.123
6.743
7.542

6.900
4.890
7.337
7.337
7.550
4 6.743
5 7.629

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

*
*
*
*
*
*
510

254
254
283/5 4
283 /54
283 /54
*
4%

4.675
3.861
6.130
6.130

5.450
4.640
6.910
6.910

35
35
35
35

50?
504
504
504

141/54
141/54
141/54
141 /54

7.210
7.381
7.224
7.396
7.224
7.396

8.567
8.767
8.539
8.710
8.539
8.710

35
35
35
35
35
35

* 479 /104
* 479/ io 4
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

7.367

8.681

35

*

*

7.538

8.881

35

*

*

6.967

8.257

35

*

( 9)

7.969

9.277

333/4

Newspaper
Cameramen (d a y )..............................
Cameramen (night)............................
Compositors, hand —daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . ..
Machine operators —daywork . . . .
Machine operators —nightwork . ..
Machine tenders (machinists) —
daywork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Photoengravers —daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Photoengravers —nightwork:
Agreement A ................................

( 9)

Pressmen, web - daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, web - nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge —
nightwork.........................................

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

$
6.924
7.210

$
8.424
8.567

35
35

*
*
* 47S/1O0

7.096
7.381
7.616

8.595
8.767
9.266

35
35
35

*
*
* 479 /100
*

7.805

9.454

35

*

*

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite............................
C olor................................ .............
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Single c o lo r ..................................
2-color............................................
4-color...........................................
Up to 77 inches .....................
5-color:
Up to 68 inches:
First fee d e r .......................
Second fe e d e r ..................
Up to 73 inches:
First fe e d e r .......................
Second fe e d e r ..................
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
Up to 19 inches .....................
Up to 24 inches .....................
Up to 31 inches .....................
Up to 36 inches (without
feeder) ..................................
Up to 36 inches (with
feeder) ..................................
Up to 47 inches .....................
Up to 56 inches .....................
Over 56 in c h e s.......................
2-color:
Up to 40 inches .....................
Up to 59 inches .....................
Up to 65 inches .....................
Over 65 in c h e s.......................
4-color:
Up to 38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 68 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 73 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 77 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
Up to 38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 68 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 73 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Strippers..............................................

See footnotes at end of table.




Hours
per
week2

Newspaper—
Continued
$
6.740

FRESNO, CALIF.

Bookbinders:
Journeymen I ..............................
Journeymen I I ..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (machinists).........
M ailers................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders,
cylinder ............................................
Platen ............................................
Pressmen, cylin d er............................
Pressmen, o f fs e t ................................

Rate
per
hour1

FRESNO, CALIF.-Continued

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite............................
C olor..............................................
Platemakers:
Photocomposing.........................
Press assistants and feeders:
2-color, 24 x 32 inches ..............
2-color, 25 x 38 inches ..............
Single-color and 2-color
43 x 60 inches...........................
4-color, 25 x 38 inches ..............
4-color, 43 x 60 inches ..............
Second feeder, 4-color................
Second feeder, 2-color................
Pressmen, offset:
Single-color:
1 0 x 1 4 inches .......................
17 x 22 inches .......................
23 x 30 inches .......................
2-color:
24 x 32 inches .......................
25 x 38 inches .......................
43 x 60 inches .......................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
43 x 60 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Strippers..............................................

Rate
per
hour1

July 1, 1975

43

7.682

4 7.852

35

593/ i 00

6%

7.617
8.010
7.519

4 7.787
4 8.180
4 7.689

35
35
35

593 /1 00
593 /lO0
593 / i 00

6%
6%
6%

6.007
6.089
6.105
6.144

4 6.127
4 6.209
4 6.225
4 6.264

35
35
35
35

593 / i 00
593 /lO0
593 /lO0
593 /lO0

6%
6%
6%
6%

6.144
6.104

4 6.264
4 6.225

35
35

593 /lO0
593 / i O f
^

6%
6%

6.144
6.104

4 6.264
4 6.225

35
35

593 /lO0
593 /lO0

6%
6%

6.945
7.355
7.519

4 7.115
4 7.525
4 7.689

35
35
35

593 /iO0
593 /100
593 /lO0

6%
6%
6%

8.090

4 8.260

35

593 /lO0

6%

7.519
7.519
7.617
7.682

4 7.689
4 7.689
4 7.787
4 7.852

35
35
35
35

59S/1O0
593 / i ogf
59S/1O0
593 /lO0

6%
6%
6%
6%

7.781
7.781
7.945
8.076

4 7.951
4 7.951
4 8.115
4 8.246

35
35
35
35

59 s /1O0
593 /lO0
593 /iO0
593 /lO0

6%
6%
6%
6%

8.076
7.213

4 8.246
4 7.383

35
35

593 /lO0
593 / i 00

6%
6%

8.076
7.617

4 8.246
4 7.787

35
35

593 /lO0
593 / i o#

6%
6%

8.371
7.682

4 8.541
4 7.852

35
35

593 /iO0
593 / io 0

6%
6%

8.535
7.682

4 8.705
4 7.852

35
35

593 / io 0
593 /iO0

6%
6%

8.504
7.756

4 8.674
4 7.926

35
35

593/ i 00
593 /iO0

6%
6%

8.355
7.699

4 8.525
4 7.869

35
35

593 / io 0
593 /iO0

6%
6%

8.650
7.764
7.519

4 8.820
4 7.934
4 7.689

35
35
35

593 / i 00
593 /lO0
59S/1O0

6%
6%
6%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1.
1974

July 1,1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
'
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
hour1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.Continued

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Book and job

Lithography-Continued
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Camera operator................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Electrotypers.....................................
Photoengravers..................................
Platemaker.........................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
Cylinder:
A utom atic.........................
Rotary:
Offset:
Web ..............................
Sheet, 25 x 38 inches .
Agreement B:
Letterpress and o ffse t............
Rotogravure............................
Pressmen:
Agreement A:
Cylinder:
A utom atic.........................
Large, 41 x 56 inches . . .
Small automatic job . . . .
Roll label............................
Seal:
Master .........................
Journeyman................
Rotary (offset):
Web:
4 -c o lo r .........................
Sheet:
14 x 20 inches or
u n d er .........................
1 7 x 2 2 in c h e s............
23 x 29 in c h e s ............
25 x 38 in c h e s............
Platen.......................................
Agreement B:
Press assistants:
Letterpress and offset . . .
Rotogravure .....................
Pressmen:
Heidelberg — 1-color . . . .
Miller 1 -or 2-color .........
Miller with bronzer.........
Harris —2-color
wraparound.....................
Cottrell — 5 -c o lo r ............
Offset - 2-color ..............
Offset —4-color ..............
Rotogravure —6-color . . .

$
3.170
3.270

$
3.410
3.620

383/4
40

* 149/10tf
14 1 144
*

4.360
4.360
5.160
5.500
6.416
-

4.660
4.710
5.860
5.480
5.750
4 6.416
5.860

383/4
40
383/4
40
3 7 1/2
35
383/4

149 /I0tf
14 1 144
351/5tf 149 /10tf
34 (/
553/10tf
351/5tf 149/10tf

5.000

5.520

383/4

351/5<f 149/10tf

5.120
5.120

5.230
5.640

383/4
383/4

3 5 1/5<f 149 /10tf
149 /10^
1m

5.110
5.210

5.430
5.530

40
40

5.290
5.240
5.060
5.140

5.810
5.767
5.580
5.710

383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4

1211 4
2

35

2
34 1211 4
4
34 12 2
4 11 4
351/5tf
3 5 1 154
3 5 1 154
351/5<f

149/10tf
149/10tf
149 /10tf
149/10

4

5.060
5.060

5.580
5.380

383/4
383/4

3 5 1/5 4
3 5 1/5

149 /10<f
149 /10tf

6.260

6.830

383/4

35 1 154

5.760
5.810
5.960
6.780
5.430

383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4

3 5 1/5
3 5 1/5 4
3 5 1 154

5.110
5.210

5.430
5.530

40
40

5.080
5.190
5.340

5.400
5.510
5.660

40
40
40

5.910
5.910
5.810
6.330
5.570

6.230
6.230
6.130
6.650
5.890

40
40
40
40
40

6.907
7.252
6.840
7.182
7.040
7.450
7.590
7.940
7.030
7.382

7.325
7.691
7.258
7.620
7.458
7.831
8.098
8.503
7.443
7.815

371 /2
371/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
371 /2
371 /2
371/2
37^/2
371 /2
37^ 2

6.550

7.380

361/4

4

3 5 '1 5 4

351/5

4

4
4
34 4
34 4
4
34 4
34
4
34 4
34 4

34

34

34

4

34

149/10<f
149/10tf :
149/10^
149 /10tf
149/10tf

1211 4
2
1211 4
2
121/2tf
121/2tf

121/24
' 14
2
w

121/2tf
121/2tf

1211 4
2
1211 4
2
4

*

131/3
13 1 134

*

*

*

152/5 4

*

I S 2 154

*
*
*

152 /5tf
*

Lithography
Agreement A:
Artists (dot etchers).........................

303 /10flf

4%

See footnotes at end of table.




$
7.380
6.750
6.790
5.790

361/4
361/4
36 1 14
3 6 1 14

5.390
5.990

6.870
6.790

361/4
361/4

303 /i0

6.120
5.565
5.600
4.710

6.860
6.310
6.340
5.450

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
36 1 14

303 / io
303/i0

6.840
5.750

7.580
6.520

361/4
3 6 1 14

7.140
5.970
5.600

7.880
6.710
6.340

3 6 1 14
36 1 14
3 6 1/4

6.030
5.910

6.450
6.330

361/4
36 1 14

4.860
5.640
6.250
5.910

5.280
6.060
6.670
6.330

36 1 14
36 1 14
361/4
361/4

3.300
3.300

3.700
3.700

371/2
3 7 1/2

5.300
5.300
6.457
5.660
6.000
5.660
5.660
5.836
5.654

5.950
5.850
7.167
6.400
6.660
6.400
6.400
6.250
6.276

371/2
371/2
37 1 12
371/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
371
36
37 1 12

5.190
5.334
5.190

5.760
5.920
5.760

3 7 1/2
371/2
37 1 12

6.037
6.314

6.700
7.000

37 ^12
3 7 1/2

6.876
6.037
5.503
6.314

7.620
6.700
6.108
7.008

37 1 12
37112

35tf
35tf
35tf
35tf

6.400
6.533
6.400
6.533

6.667
6.800
6.667
6.800

3 7 1/2
3 7 1 /2
371/2
371/2

42
42
42
42 4

6.400

6.667

371 /2

42

303 /1

0
4

303 n o 4
303h 0 4

303 /l0 4

4

4%
4%
4%
4%

303 h 0 4

4%
4%

4
4
303 /l0 4

4%
4%
4%
4%

303 n o 4
303n o 4

4%
4%

303 n o 4

4
4
4
303/l0 4
303 / io 4
30S/10 4
303/l0 4
30S/10 4
303/1 0
4
30S/10
303/ io
303 /i0

4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

HOUSTON, TEX.

4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand —daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . ..
Mailers - dayw ork............................
Mailers - nightwork.........................
Pressmen, web —d ayw ork ..............
Pressmen, web - nightwork............
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers - daywork..................
Stereotypers —nightwork ..............

$
6.550
5.950
5.990
5.050

149 /10tf

5.240
5.290
5.440
5.960
1-4.910

Cameramen:
C olor..............................................
Black and w h ite............................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
To 30 inches............................
Strippers..............................................
Agreement B:
Cameramen:
Color .......................................
Black and w h it e .....................
Platemakers.......................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Pressmen offset:
4-color:
First .........................................
Second .....................................
5-color:
First .........................................
Second .....................................
Strippers..............................................
Agreement C:
Cameramen...................................
Platemakers...................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Sheetfed ................................
Web, hand ..............................
Pressmen, o f fs e t ................................
Strippers..............................................

44

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agrppmpnt R
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
fiampra nppratnrQ
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Electrotypers.....................................
Marhinp nppratnrs
Machine tenders (machinists).........
Photoengravers...................................
Platpmakprs
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder and offset:
Singlp-rnlnr............................
2 -co lo r .....................................
R o ta ry .....................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Single-color..................................
2-color............................................
Offset:
Rntary
Rtri ppprs
Mnlti-rnlnr

1
2

37 1 12

371/2

20

4

24
0
_
354
34 4
35 4
34 4
34
-

35

4
4

4
4
4
35 4
35 4

35
35
35

13 1 134
13 1 134
13 1 134
13 1 134
20 4
14
20 4
141
14*
20 4

4

20 4

24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
24
0
20
24
0
4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand - daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand —nightwork . ..
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators —nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
daywork............................................

4
4
4
4

173/I0tf
173/I0tf
173/10tf
173/10tf
173/10tf

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions for selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
hour1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1
ance 4

HOUSTON, TEX.-Continued

Employer contribu­
Hours
tions for selected
per
benefits3
week2
Insur­ Pension

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—
Continued

Newspaper —
Conti nu ed
Book and job—
Continued
$
6.533
5.807
5.940
6.326
6.480

$
6.800
6.070
6.210
6.806
6.959

371/2
37 1 12
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

5.877

Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Mailers —dayw ork...........................
Mailers — nightwork.........................
Photoengravers —daywork..............
Photoengravers —nightwork .........
Press operators, web —

6.261

371/2

42 * 173/10*
50 *
204
50 *
4%
282/3 *
4%
282/3 *

24
0

197/10*

13 1 134

Press operators, web —
6.304

6.721

35

197/10*

131/3 4

6.544

6.931

371 /2

197/10*

13 1 134

7.019
5.777
5.911

7.431
6.111
6.244

35
37 1 12
37 1 12

197/10*
2 1 1/3*
21 1 134

131/3*
56*
56*

Press operators-in-charge —
Press operators-in-charge —
Stereotypers —daywork..................
Stereotypers —nightwork ..............
Lithography
Camera operators:
Agreement A:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Agreement B:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
Two color................................
Four color ..............................
Agreement B:
Two color................................
Four color ..............................
Press operators —offset:
Agreement A:
Single color:
1 0 x 1 5 inches..................
Up to 30 inches................
Two color:
Up to 30 inches................
Agreement B:
Single color:
Up to 30 inches................
Two color:
Up to 42 inches................
Press operators, 4 color up to
42 color:
Agreement A:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
Agreement B:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

6.170
6.630

6.570
7.030

3 7 1/2
371/2

262/3*
262/3*

-

6.470
6.930

7.020
7.480

371/2
37 1 12

251/3*
251/3*

3%
3%

6.170
6.370

6.570
6.920

371/2
371/2

262/3*
251/3*

3%

5.160
5.320

5.560
5.720

371/2
371/2

262/3*
262/3*

-

5.820
5.820

6.210
6.370

371/2
371/2

2 5 1/3*
251/3*

3%
3%

5.430
6.010

5.830
6.410

371/2
3 7 1/2

262/3*
2 6 2 /3 *

—
-

6.170

6.570

371/2

2 6 2 I3<}

-

6.240

6.790

371/2

25113$

3%

6.930

7.480

371/2

25 1 134

3%

7.230
6.490

7.630
6.890

371/2
3 7 1/2

262/3*
262/3*

-

7.550
6.720

8.100
7.270

371/2
371/2

25113$
251/3*

3%
3%

6.170
6.420

6.570
6.970

371/2
371/2

262/3*
251/3*

—
3%

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .

35

3.820

4.050

Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........

5.760

6.110

35

Camera operators..............................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................

5.990

6.780

371/2

6.048

4 6.048

3 7 1/2

45* + 163/10*
11 %
45tf + 163/10*
11 %
633/10* 139 /10*

1
2
1
2

31*

242 /3 4

Compositors, hand—
Continued
Agreement B ................................
Electrotypers.....................................
Machine operators ............................
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
MarhiriP tonrlorc jmarhinictcj
Photoengravers..................................
Platemaker<:
Press assistants and feeders, cylinder:
9-rnlnr
2-color, over 30 inches ..............
Rotary, roll-fed, under 60
inches .........................................
Web-fed commercial:
1 —4 unit, 36” to 4 6 " .........
1 —4 unit, 55" and over . . .
Offset:
Sheet-fed:
31 " to 42" .......................
76" perfector ..................
Web-fed, 14" to 3 0 " ..............
Pressmen, cylinder:
Commercial presses, web fed:
1 —4 unit, up to 1 4 " ............
1 — 3 unit, up to 2 2 " ............
1 - 4 unit, 36" to 46":
First pressman..................
Second pressman..............
1 —4 unit, 55" and over:
First pressman..................
Second pressman..............
Flexographic................................
1 —4 color/to 30” ................
1 —6 color/30" to 36" . . . .
1 —6 color/36” to 45" . . . .
Gravure.........................................
Letterpress:
1-nnlnr tn
1-color over 3 0 " .....................
2-color to 30” .......................
2-color over 3 0 " .....................
Offset:
Sheet-fed:
1-color:
14" to 3 1 " ..................
31 " to 4 2 " ..................
42" to 5 8 " ..................
76" perfector..............
2-color:
To 2 2 " .........................
31" to 4 2 " ..................
42" to 5 8 " ..................
58” to 7 8 " ..................
4-color:
To 3 0 " .........................
30" to 41":
First pressman . . . .
Second pressman . .
Web-fed:
To 14" ..............................
14" to 30" .......................
Miscellaneous:
3-unit, 23" ro ta r y ..................
Duplex flat bed rotary...........
Roll fed rotary under 60":
First pressman ..................
Second pressman ................
Verticals..............................
Pressmen, platen................................
Strippers..............................................

See footnotes at end of table.




45

$
5.990
5.060
6.048
6.048
5.990
6.048
6.674
5.990

$
6.780
5.430
4 6.048
4 6.048
6.780
4 6.048
7.200
6.780

3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
37 1 12
35
37 1 12

5.510
5.460

6.240
6.240

37 1 12
371/2

139/ io *
31cf
24 2 134
242/3*
31*
139/10*
63S/10
31*
242 /3*
307 /iO*
3%
633 /10* 139 /10
633 /1 0 4
*

4

4
4
633/ io 4
633/ i 0
4
63g/10
633 / io

4
4

139 /10
139/10 *

5.510

6.240

371 /2

5.700
5.630

6.440
6.370

371/2
371/2

5.460
5.510
5.460

6.170
6.240
6.170

371/2
371/2
371/2

633/iO* 139/10*
633/ io * 139 /10*
139/10*
633/ i

6.150
6.360

6.940
7.160

37 1 12
37 1 12

63S/10*
633/l

139 /10*
139/10 *

6.670
6.370

7.950
7.310

37 1 12
37 1 12

63s /10*
633 /iO*

139/10*
139/10*

7.130
6.500
5.160
5.990
6.090
6.130
5.160

7.950
7.310
5.570
6.780
6.890
6.930
5.570

37 1 12
37 1 12
40
37 1 12
3 7 1/2
37 1 12
40

633/10*
63s /10

5.990
6.150
6.150
6.300

6.780
6.940
6.920
7.100

37 1 12
371/2
371/2
37 1 12

63s /10 * 139/10*
63S/10* 139 /10*
63S/10
139 /10*
633 /i0 * 139/10*

5.990
6.150
6.360
6.710

6.780
6.940
7.160
7.560

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

633/ io *
633/iO*
633 / io
633 /10*

139/10 *
139/10*
139/10 *
139/10 *

6.050
6.360
6.560
6.840

6.840
7.160
7.370
7.660

37 1 12
371/2
37
371/2

63S/10 *
633 /10*
633 /l
63S/10 *

139/10*
139 /10*

6.490

7.310

3 7 1/2

633 /i0 *

13

6.620
6.360

7.430
7.160

37 1 12
37 1 12

633/ io * 139/10*
633 / io * 139/10*

6.110
6.160

6.900
6.950

37 1 12
371/2

633/ io * 139 /10*
633 /l 0* 139/10*

6.150
6.300

6.940
7.100

3 7 1/2
37 1 12

633/ i 0*
633 /i0 *

139 / i 0*
139 /10 *

6.470
6.140
5.990
5.990
5.990

7.270
6.930
6.780
6.780
6.780

37 1 12
37 1 12
371/2
371/2
371/2

633/ io *
633/ i 0*
633/i0 *
633 / i 0*
633/l0 *

139 /10*
139 /10 *
139/10*
139/10*
139/10*

11
2

139 /10*

139/10*
633 / io * 139 /10 *

0
4

0
4

139/10*
139/10*
13*
633 / io * 139/10*
633/ io * 139 /10*
633/ io * 139/10*
13*
5 0 2 /5 4

4

5 0 2 /5 4

4

4

0 139/10*
4
139/10*

9/10*

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)

(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions for selected
benefits3 1
InsurPension
ance 1

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions for selected
benefits3 1
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Book and job—
Continued

Newspaper

Photoengravers —daywork..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web —daywork .*............
Pressmen, web —nightwork...........
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers —daywork..................
Stereotypers —nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hour1

JACKSUNVILLfc, f-LA.—
Continued

INDIANAPOLIS, IN D .Continued

Compositors, hand —daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators —daywork . . . .
Machine operators —nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
dayw ork............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork.........................................
Mailers —dayw ork...........................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

$
t7.089
7.260
t7.089
7.260

$
7.940
8.110
7.940
8.110

361 /4
361/4
361/4
361/4

17.089

7.940

7.260
6.690
6.850
16.987
t7.147
6.820
7.007
7.513
7.700
6.309
16.490

8.110
4 6.690
4 6.850
4 6.987
47.147
6.820
7.007
7.513
7.700
6.843
7.030

*

*

*

.

361/4

*

*

361/4
37 1 12
371/2
37 1 12
371/2
37 1 12
37 1 12
371/2
37 1 12
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

*
*
*

334/50
334 /50
*
*
*
*
*

-

Press operators, cylinder:
Under 17 x 22 inches ................
Harris:
17 x 22 inches.........................
With attachm ent..............
23 x 30 inches .......................
Letter ............................................
Rotary, 12 x 18 up to
19 x 30 inches............................
Strippers.......................................
Mailers —dayw ork............................
Mailers - nightwork.........................

$
4.000

$
4.620

40

-

-

4.610
4.670
4.610
4.530

5.340
5.440
5.400
5.260

40
40
40
40

-

-

4.830
5.200
4.773
4.853

5.560
5.560
4.733
4.853

40
40
3 7 1/2
37 1 12

-

-

-

*

3.710
4.060
5.970
6.420
5.950
7.290
5.950
5.950
5.890
7.237
6.830

4.530
4.880
6.930
7.380
6.877
7.750
6.877
6.877
6.996
8.234
7.260

361/4
3 6 1/4
361 /4
361 /4
361/4
36 1 14
361/4
361/4
35
35
3 6 1/4

460
4 7 1/50
472/30

2O2 /30
2O2 /30
2O2 /30
2O2 /30
2O2 /30
203/50
2O2 /30
2O2 /30
10%
4%
203 /50

5.110

5.430

361/4

472/30

2O2 /30

5.620

5.930

361/4

472/30

2O2/30

5.180
5.710

5.510
6.070

361/4
3 6 1/4

472/30
472/30

2O2/30
2O2 /30

5.290
5.810

5.620
6.180

3 6 1 14
3 6 1/4

472/30
472/30

2O2 /30
2O2/30

—

KANSAS CITY, MO.

-

Book and job
Lithography
Artists ................................................
Provers .........................................
Cameramen:
C olor..............................................
Black and white:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Opaquer .......................................
Platemakers .......................................
Vacuum fram e..............................
Photocomposing m ach ine.........
Press assistants and feeders..............
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
To 30 inches............................
To 52 inches............................
To 54 inches............................
To 58 inches............................
To 64 inches............................
2-color............................................
2-color, sheet fed perfector . . . .
Roll f e d .........................................
4-color:
First .........................................
Second .....................................
6-color, up to 17 11 2 " :
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

7.524
7.236

8.467
8.169

7.595
7.379
5.860
7.093
5.860
7.307
7.379
6.403

35
35

400
400

8.541

35

40 0

8.317
6.040
8.021
6.040
8.243
8.317
7.307

35
371/2
35
371/2
35
35
35

400
633 / i 0#
400
633 /iO0
400
400
400

7.093
7.307
7.379
7.487
7.595
7.739
6.030
5.620

8.021
8.243
8.317
8.429
8.541
8.690
6.210
5.790

35
35
35
35
35
35
371/2
371/2

400
400
400
400
400
400
633/1O0
633 /100

8.237
7.310

9.205
8.246

35
35

400
400

6.450
5.990

6.640
6.170

371/2
371/2

633/iO0
63S/1O0

7.307
5.860

8.243
6.040

35
371/2

400
633 /iO0

JACKSON, MISS.
Book and job
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................

4.000
4.000

4.267
4.267

371/2
371/2

*

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Camera operators..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Platemakers..........................................

4.870
5.200
4.950
5.200

5.230
5.560
5.310
5.560

40
40
40
40

-

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
F orem en.......................................
4%
4% ■ Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
F orem en.......................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
4%
Camera operators..............................
Machine operators ............................
4%
173/i 00
Machine tenders (machinists).........
4%
M ailers................................................
173/100
Photoengravers...................................
4%
Platemakers .......................................
4%
Press assistants and feeders:
4%
Cylinder:
Letter:
1-color, 2 presses:
4%
Over 24 up to and
4%
incl. 29 inches .........
4%
1-color, 1 press:
4% t
Over 29 in c h e s............
4% '
2-color:
4%
Over 24 up to and incl.
173/100
29 inches ...................
173/100
Over 29 in c h e s............
Offset:
4%
1-color:
4%
3 0 1 12 up to 37
inches.........................
173/100
37 inches and over . ..
17^/100
2-color:
29 up to and incl.
4%
54 inches ..................
173/ 100
58 up to and incl.
68 inches ...................
4-color:
36 up to and incl.
48 inches ..................
42 x 58 inches:
First h e lp e r ............
Second helper . . . .
Hess and Barker per­
—
fecting ..............................
—
Rotary business form . ..
Platen ............................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Letter:
1-c o lo r .....................................
2 -co lo r .....................................
Offset:
1-color:
Less than 17 x 22
inches ..............................
17 x 22 inches up to and
incl. 54 in ch es................

See footnotes at end of table.




46

472/30
472 /30
4 7 2/30
472/30
*
472/30
*
. *

5.910

6.280

361/4

472/3 0

2O2 /30

6.020

6.400

3 6 1/4

472/30

2O2 /30

6.020

6.400

3 6 1/4

472/30

2O2 /30

6.020
5.810

6.400
6.180

361/4
3 6 1 14

472/30
472/30

2O2 /30
2O2 /30

5.910
5.290
5.110

6.280
5.620
5.430

3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
3 6 1 14

472/30
472/30
472/30

2O2 /30
2O2 /30
2O2/30

6.400
6.510

6.800
6.920

3 6 1/4
361/4

472/30
472/30

2O2 /30
2O2 /30

5.700

6.060

361/4

472 /30

2O2 /30

6.710

7.130

361/4

472/30

2O2 /30

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Pension

Press operators, cylinder—
Continued

Press operators, offset:
1-color:
19 up to 23 in c h e s ................
23 to 30 inches inclusive . . .
43 to 54 inches inclusive . ..
2-color:
31 to 54 inches inclusive . . .
55 to 71 inches inclusive . . .
72 inches and o v e r ................
3-color, 60 to 71 inches
inclusive .....................................
4-color:
Up to and including 50
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................

$
7.230

36 11
4

472/3?

202 /3?

6.900

7.330

361/4

472/3?

202/3?

7.310
6.790

7.770
7.220

361/4
361/4

472/3?
472/3?

202/3?
202 /3?

F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................

7.310
6.790

7.770
7.220

361/4
361/4

472/3?
472/3?

202 /3?
202 /3?

fecting:
1 u n i t ............................
2 u n i t ............................
Rotary business form . . .
Press operators, p la te n .....................
Stereotypers.......................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

7.010
7.210
6.660
6.160
6.141
6.910

7.450
7.660
7.080
6.550
6.534
7.350

3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4
36 114

472/3?
472/3?
472/3?
472/3?
*
472/3?

5-color, 72 inches and over:
202 /3?
F ir s t ............................
202 /3?
Second ............................
202/3? |
2-plate perfecting ..................
202 /3?
202 /3? ' S trippers.....................
202 /3?

6.440
6.596
6.440
6.596

7.439
7.596
7.439
7.596

35
35
35
35

*
*
*

6.440

7.439

35

6.596
6.260
6.460
6.408
6.579
6.480
6.630

7.596
7.080
7.440
6.979
7.151
6.897
7.048

35
35
35
35
35
361/4
361/4

36 up to and incl.
48 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
58 up to and incl.

Rate
per
hour1

Lithography—
Continued

Book and jo b —
Continued

45 up to and incl.
54 in che s.........................

Rate
per
hou r1

KANSAS CITY, M O .-C ontinued

KANSAS CITY , M O .-C ontinued

2-color:
17 x 22 inches up to and

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975
Employer contribu­
Hours
tions fo r selected
per
benefits3
week2
Insur­
Pension
ance 4

$
6.800

$
7.740
7.960
8.040

$
8.663
8.890
8.961

35
35
35

50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%

8.380
8.540
8.730

9.307
9.462
9.653

35
35
35

50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%

8.850

9.773

35

50?

4%

8.190

9.116

35

50?

4%

9.250
8.350

10.178
9.272

35
35

50?
50?

4%
4%

9.660
8.640
8.070
8.170

10.584
9.570
8.997
9.092

35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%
4%

6.080
6.080
6.080
5.391

6.216
6.216
6.216
6.010

3 7 11
2
37 11
2
37 11
2
37 11
2

*
*
*
*

20?
20?
20?
20?

5.582
5.845
5.582
5.845

5.582
5.845
5.582
5.845

361 /4
361/4
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4

*
*
*
*

*

5.582

5.582

3 6 1/4

*

*

5.845
6.007
6.207

5.845
6.366
6.566

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4

*
*
*

*
4%

5.605

6.302

361/4

*

244 /5?

5.770

6.488

361/4

*

244 /5?

6.290

7.012

361/4

*

244 /5?

6.460

7.143

361/4

*

244 /5?

6.210
16.070

6.500
6.360

35
35

272/3?
272/3?

3%
3%

6.210
6.070
6.070
t6.0 70

6.500
6.360
6.360
6.360

35
35
35
35

272/3?
272/3?
272/3?
272/3?

3%
3%
3%

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . ..
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . ..
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

*
142 /5?
142/5?
4 7 1/5?
4 7 1/5?
*

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

K N O X V ILL E , TENN.
Book and job
Compositors*, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
Newspaper

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
Half-tone, black and white . . . .
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Single-color:
31 to 42 inches inclusive . . .
59 inches and o v e r ................
2-color:
31 to 71 inches inclusive . . .
72 inches and o v e r ................
3-color, 60 to 71 inches
inclusive:
First fe e d e r..............................
Second fe e d e r.........................
4-color:
39 to 50 inches inclusive:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
72 inches and over:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
5-color, 72 inches and over:
First fe e d e r..............................
Second fe e d e r.........................
2 plate perfecting, web-fed . . . .

8.380

9.307

35

50?

4%

8.500
8.100
8.170

9.426
9.021
9.092

35
35
35

50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%

6.900
7.050

7.828
7.971

35
35

50?
50?

4%

7.050
7.190

7.971
8.114

35
35

50?
50?

4%
4%

7.250
7.050

8.174
7.971

35
35

4%

50?
50?
n ig h tw o rk

4%
4%

7.240
6.900

8.162
7.828

35
35

50?
50?

4%
4%

7.390
7.050

8.317
7.971

35
35

50?
50?

4%
4%

7.450
7.110
6.810

8.377
8.030
7.732

35
35
35

50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%

See footnotes at end of table.




47

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge,
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge.
.........................................

*
*
*

4%

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Provers .........................................
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
Black and w h ite ............................
Platemakers .......................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

3%

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs , a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July t ,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
1
Insurance

Pension

L ITT LE ROCK, A R K .

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer co ntribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

L ith og rap h y—Conti nued
$
2.890

$
3.430

391/2

4.510

5.350

391/2

5.163
5.178

5.628
5.640

391/2
391/2

5.163
5.178

5.628
5.640

391/2
391/2

5.239
5.254

5.704
5.720

391/2
391/2

5.163
5.178
5.680
4.153
3.799

5.628
5.640
5.680
4.527
4.141

391/2
391/2
361/4
391/2
3 9 1/2

5.052
5.168

5.507
5.633

3 9 1/2
3 9 1/2

4.348

4.739
5.126
5.507
5.299

*
*

2%

#

2%

#*
2%

2%

391/2

5.052
4.862

-

391/2

4.703

-

391/2
3 9 1/2

Newspaper

5.050
5.048

5.850
5.400

361/4
361/4

134/5tf

5.170
5.168

5.970
5.520

361/4
361/4

134 /5<f

C C
M M

5.050
5.048

5.850
5.400

361/4
36 112

134/5tf'

2l'/24
2l'/24

5.170
5.168

5.970
5.520

3 6 1/4
361/4

134 /5tf

27 1124

5.050
5.048

5.850
5.400

361/4
361/4

134/5tf

5.170
5.168
4.970
5.520

5.970
5.520
4.970
5.970

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4

134 /5tf

21'124

*
•

213I54

5.400
5.676

5.850

361/4

5.400
5.676

361/4
361/4

5.520
5.796

5.520
5.796

361/4
361/4

5.230
5.230
5.230

5.700
5.700
5.700

391/2
391/2
391/2

5.230

5.700

C C
M M

5.400

2l'l24
27 1124
'X
*

Compositors, hand — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Compositors, hand — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Stereotypers — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Stereotypers — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

Rate
per
hou r1

LITT LE ROCK, A R K .-C o n tin u e d

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machinist — operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A .....................*.........
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Platen ............................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A :
17 x 22 inches and under . . .
Over 17 x 22 in c h e s ..............
Offset:
1 — color:
1 1 x 1 4 inches .......................
11 x 14 and 1 4 x 1 7 inches
co m b in e d ..............................
14 x 20 up to and including
17 x 22 inches .....................
Press operators, p la te n .....................

Trade or occupation

July 1f 1975

2l ' I 2
4
271m

21'124
21'124

21'124
*
*

391/2

21'124

“i

21'124

Camera operators-Continued
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press assistants and feeders, offset:
Agreement A:
First 6 m o n th s .......................
7 — 12 m o n th s .......................
13 — 18 m o n th s .....................
A fte r 18 m o n th s .....................
Agreement B:
Single — color:
First 6 m o n th s ..................
7 — 12 months ................
1 3 — 18 months ..............
A fte r 18 m o n th s ..............
2 — color:
First 6 m o n th s ..................
7 — 12 months ................
13 — 18 months ..............
A fte r 18 m o n th s ..............
Press operators — offset:
Agreement A:
Single — color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
Over 1 7 x 2 2 inches up to
35 x 45 inche s................
2 — color:
22 x 34 in che s..................
25 x 38 in che s..................
Web .........................................
Agreement B:
Single — color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
Over 17 x 22 inches up to
35 x 45 inches................
2 — color:
22 x 34 in che s..................
Web .........................................
Agreement C:
1 — color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
Over 17 x 22 inches up to
and including 35 x
45 in ches.........................
2 — color:
22 x 34 in che s..................
25 x 38 inche s..................
Web, 8-plate:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press assistants and feeders — web:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................

$
5.230
5.230

$
5.700
5.700

5.230
5.230
5.230

5.700
5.700
5.700

3.450
3.650
3.850
4.070

391/2
39 11
2

_

_

-

-

3 9 1/2
39 112

39' 12

_
_
_

_
_
_

3.760
3.980
4.200
4.440

39'12
39'12
39'12
39'12

_
_
_

_
_
_
_

3.450
3.650
3.850
4.070

3.760
3.980
4.200
4.440

39'12
39'12
39'12
39' 12

_
_
_

_
_
_

3.450
3.650
3.850
4.070

3.760
3.980
4.200
4.440

5.050

5.700

5.420

5.700

5.420
5.420
6.240

5.910
5.910
6.800

-

-

39'12
39'12
39 112

_
_
_
_

_
_
_
_

3 9' n

_

_

39'12

_

_

39'n
39'12

_
_
_

_
_
_

39' n

-

5.050

5.910

39'12

—

—

5.230

5.910

39 11
2

-

-

5.420
6.240

5.910
6.670

391/2

5.050

5.500

39'12

5.230

5.700

39'12

5.420
5.420

5.910
5.910

39'12
39'12

6.240

6.800

5.420

5.910

39'12
39'12

5.230
5.230
5.230

5.700
5.700
5.700

39'12
39'12

4.730
4.730
4.730

5.160
5.160
5.160

39 112

6.727
4.550

7.097
4.800

35
35

39'12

391/2

39'12
39'12

-

_

_

_
_

_

—
-

—
-

-

-

*

Lithography
LOS ANGELES, C A LIF.
Artists:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ...........................
Agreement C ................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................

-

~

-

-

See footnotes at end of table.




48

Book and job
Bookbinders:
Journeymen I ..............................
Journeymen I I ..............................

50?
50tf

212 /5(/
212 /5

4

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

LOS ANGELES, C A L IF .Continued

LOS ANGELES, C A L IF .Continued
Book and jo b —
Continued

Lithography
<
fc

Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
E le ctro typ e rs.....................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Mailers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-c o lo r............................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
Offset ............................................
Platen ...........................................
5-color, C o ttre ll............................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
5-color, C o ttre ll...........................
Offset:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2-color .....................................
4- and 5 -c o lo r.........................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................
Stereotypers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

$
6 .8 2 )
6.526
'6 .214

$
7.171
6.886
7.171
6.564

35
35
35
35

3 9 1/5?
393 /10?
-

321/10?
25?
357/ i0 ?
212/5?

6.821
6.536
-

7.171
6.886
7.171

35
35
35

391/5?
393/1o?

321/10?
25?
357/ i o ?

6.821
6.536
-

7.171
6.886
7.171

35
35
35

391/5gf 3 2 1/10?
25?
393 /iO ? 357/10?

5.657
6.696
7.540

6.000
6.924
8.508

35
35
35

357 / i o ? 179 /10?
393 /l0 ? 357 /l0 ?
522/5?
4%

5.942
6.021
6.021
5.272
6.219
6.836
7.203

6.269
6.352
6.352
5.561
6.560
7.212
7.599

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?
50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

7.231
7.569
8.004
6.609

7.420
7.628
8.443
6.972

35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?

4%
4%
4%
4%

5.950
5.950

6.240
6.385

35
35

212/5?

143/10?

7.314
7.529

7.714
7.929

35
35

6.079
6.221

6.079
6.221

35
35

6.493
6.636

6.493
6.636

35
35

-

7.314
7.529

7.714
7.929

35
35

_
-

50?
50?

6.079
6.221

6.079
6.221

35
35

357/10?
357/ i o ?

283 /5?
283 /5?

6.493
6.636
5.963
8.700
6.106
9.407
7.127
7.184

6.493
6.636
6.570
9.968
6.710
10.785
7.185
7.756

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

522/5?
522/5?
522/5?
522/5?
50?
50?

357/i0 ?
357 / io ?
3%
4%
3%
4%
212 /5?
212/5?

7.984

8.042

35

50?

212 /5?

8.041

8.613

35

50?

212 /5 ?

5.754
5.897

5.754
5.897

35
35

16?
16?

143 /10?
143/10?

7.400

7.700

35

Newspaper
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A :
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Agreement B:
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Agreement C:
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Compositors, machine:
Agreement A :
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Agreement B:
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Agreement C:
Day .........................................
Night .......................................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
G ra vu re .........................................
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
G ra vu re .........................................
Pressmen, web — d a y w o rk ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Pressmen-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers:
Agreement A :
Daywork ................................
Nightwork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................

357 /i0 ?
357 / i o ?
-

50?
50?
283 /5?
283 /5?
357/10?
357/ i o ?

379/10?

See footnotes at end of table.




49

Artists (Process d o t etcher) ............
Cameramen:
Color, h a lfto n e ............................
Black and w h ite ............................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-c o lo r............................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
4-color ............................................
Up to 7 6 ..................................
5-color:
Up to 77 inches:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
Up to 19 inches, inclusive . . .
Up to 28 inches, inclusive . . .
Up to 47 inches, inclusive . . .
Up to 56 inches, inclusive . . .
Over 56 in c h e s .......................
2-color:
Up to 58 inches, inclusive . . .
59 to 65 inches, inclusive . . .
4-color:
Up to 68 inches, inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
69 to 73 inches, inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Up to 76 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
Up to 77 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Web:
2 cylinders, 1 7 x 1 1 inches . .
8 cylinder, 36 x 23 inches
cut-off:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
10 cylinders, 38 x 23
inches cut-off:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................

7.944

8.899

35

422/5?

4%

7.944
7.811
7.712

8.899
8.752
8.664

35
35
35

422/5?
422/5?
422 /5?

4%
4%
4%

6.140
6.220
6.237
6.318

6.911
6.999
7.018
7.018

35
35
35
35

422/5?
422/5?
422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%
4%
4%

6.559
6.457

7.374
7.261

35
35

422 /5?
422/5?

4%
4%

6.015
7.547
7.712
7.811
7.878

6.774
8.461
8.644
8.752
8.827

35
35
35
35
35

422/5?
422/5?
422/5?
422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

7.976
8.141

8.934
9.117

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

8.209
7.811

9.191
8.752

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

8.519
7.978

9.533
8.936

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

8.735
8.051

9.772
9.017

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

9.174
8.281

10.255
9.270

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

7.856

8.802

35

422 /5?

4%

8.548
7.449

9.566
8.353

35
35

422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%

8.879
7.582
7.712

9.931
8.501
8.644

35
35
35

422/5?
422/5?
422/5?

4%
4%
4%

4.250
3.972
3.845

4.750
4.322
4.295

37 11 221/10?
2
371/2
192/3?
*
371/2

*
_
20?

5.800
5.023
4.908
5.040

6.300
5.373
5.458
5.490

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

221/10?
192/3?
*
*

*
20?
20?

5.563
5.673
4.467

5.940
6.050
4.770

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

_
-

_
-

-

-

8.093

8.593

35

LO U IS V ILLE . KY.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C — 1 m achine.........
2 machines or m o r e ..............
Mailers:
Rotogravure:
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
Third .......................................
Photoengravers:
Agreement A (rotogravure) . . . .

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs , a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 1
Insurance4

1 Pension

L O U IS V ILLE , K Y .—
Continued

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

Book and jo b —
Continued
$
7.631
7.750
7.836

$
8.517
8.293
8.264

35
35
35

*
*
*

*
3%
4%

4.299

4.699

371/2

192/3tf

-

4.457
4.196

4.857
4.596

371/2
3 7 1/2

192/3tf
192/3<*

-

4.151
4.196

4.551
4.596

371/2
3 7 1/2

192/3tf
192/3tf

-

4.719
4.786

5.119
5.186

371/2
371/2

192/3tf
192/3#

-

4.775

5.175

371/2

192/3tf

-

4.850
4.617

5.250
5.017

371/2
371/2

192/3<i
192/3<*

-

4.571

4.971

371/2

192 /3tf

-

4.780
4.480

5.180
4.880

371/2
371/2

341/4tf
3 4 1/4tf

13 1134
131/3<*

4.430
4.480

4.830
4.880

3 7 1/2
371/2

34 1144
3 4 1/4tf

131/3tf
13 1/3 0

6.130
6.730
6.360
6.310
6.940
6.480

6.670
7.270
6.900
6.850
7.480
7.020

371/2
37^/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

*

*
*

*
*
*
*

6.310

6.850

371 /2

6.130

6.670

371/2

6.940
6.730

7.480
7.270

3 7 1/2
371 /2

*

*

6.600
6.480

7.140
7.020

371/2
371/2

*
*

*
*

4.816

5.216

371 /2

192/3tf

4.816

5.216

371/2

192/3tf

-

_

4.873

5.273

371/2

192/3tf

_

4.873

5.273

371/2

192/3tf

-

4.980

5.380

371/2

192/3tf

-

5.237
5.294

5.637
5.694

371/2
371/2

192/3tf
192/3^

-

Press operators, C ylind erContinued
Agreement C—
Continued
Offset:
17 x 22 to 40 inches . . . .
40 inches and o v e r............
2 -c o lo r................................
1 offset or cylinder w ith
bronzing attachment . ..
Agreement D:
1 over 65 in c h e s .....................
Job automatic:
1 Kelly No. 1; 1 Kelly,
B 17 x 22 inches;
1 Miehle vertical;
M iller (high speed) or
1 sim plex; 1 Lisenby;
1 L ittle Giant ................
1 Kelly No. 2; 1 Miehle
horizontal; 1 Miller
M a jo r................................
Offset:
1 17 x 22 inches and
u n d e r................................
1 over 17 x 22 to 40
inches ..............................
1 2 - c o lo r ............................
Agreement E:
1 L ittle G ia n t .........................
1 M iller M a jo r.........................
Offset:
1 17 x 22 inches or
u n d e r................................
1 over 17 x 22 to 40 in­
ches; 1 18 x 24 inches . .
Press operators, platen:
Agreement B:
1 press, operating and
feeding ...................................
Agreement C:
1 press, operating and
feeding ...................................
Agreement D:
1 press, operating.and
feeding ...................................
2 presses, operating and
feeding ...................................
Agreement E:
1 press operating and
feeding ..................................
Offset preparatory:
Agreement C:
Camera o p e ra to rs ..................
C o lo r...................................
Platemakers ............................
C o lo r...................................
Strippers, la y o u t.....................
C o lo r...................................
Agreement D:
Camera o p e ra to rs ..................
Platemakers ............................
S trip pe rs..................................
Agreement E:
Platemakers ............................

$
5.401
5.537
5.691

$
5.801
5.937
6.091

371/2
371 /2
371/2

192/3tf
192/3tf
192/3tf

_
_
_

5.370

5.770

371/2

192/3 *

_

5.240

5.640

37 11
2

341/4tf

13 1134

5.170

5.570

3 7 1/2

341/4tf

131/3<f

5.240

5.640

3 7 1/2

3 4 1/4tf

13 1134

5.240

5.640

3 7 1/2

341/4<i

131/3 4

5.360
5.600

5.760
6.000

3 7 1/2
37 112

3 4 1/4tf
3 4 1/4tf

131/3 4
131/3 4

5.039
5.039

5.306
5.360

371/2
371/2

221/10 *
221/10tf

131/3 4
13 1134

5.080

7.347

371/2

221/10$

13 1134

5.200

5.467

371/2

221/1 0 *

131/3 4

4.561

4.961

371/2

192/3tf

4.982

5.382

3 7 1/2

192/3tf

4.890

5.290

371 /2

341/4tf

13 1134

4.940

5.340

371/2

341/4tf

131/3 4

4.781

5.048

3 7 1/2

221/1O0

131 /3<?

5.591
5.824
5.591
5.691
5.471
5.691

5.991
6.224
5.991
6.091
5.871
6.091

371/2
3 7 1/2
37 11
2
371
371/2
371/2

192/3 4
192/3tf
192/3tf
192/3tf
192/30
192/3tf

_
_
_
_

5.410
5.510
5.370

5.810
5.910
5.770

371/2
371/2
371/2

3 4 1144
341/40
3 4 1/4gJ

13 1134
131/3<f

5.333

5.600

371/2

6.645
6.883
6.645
6.883

7.093
7.331
7.093
7.331

361/4
361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4

6.645

7.093

361/4

/2

221 /

10
4

-

131/3tf
131/3 4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hou r1

L O U IS V ILL E , K Y .—Continued

Book and jo b —Continued
Photoengravers—
Continued
Agreement B (roto-process) . . . .
Agreement C (rotogravure) . . . .
Agreement D ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement B:
Cylinder:
1 cylinder, 1-c o lo r............
1 offset:
17 x 22 to 40 inches ..
1 smaM o f f s e t ..............
Platen:
1 hand f e d .........................
2 automatic f e d ................
Agreement C:
Cylinder:
1 cylinder, 1-c o lo r...........
1 cylinder, 2 -c o lo r............
1 or 2 cylinder automaticfed, Kelly, L ittle Giant,
Lisenby, Miehle, or
M ille r................................
1 Offset:
17 x 22 in che s..................
1 small o ffs e t.....................
Platen:
1 platen, h a n d -fe d ............
Agreement D:
O ffset:
17 x 22 to 40 inches . . . .
1 small o ffs e t.....................
Platen:
1 platen, h a n d -fe d ............
2 platen, automatic-fed . .
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A:
Offset:
2-color ................................
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
M ulti-color .......................
First ..............................
Second .........................
Rotogravure:
4-color or 5-color ............
Duotone or
M o n o to n e .......................
In-charge:
4-color or 5-color ............
Duotone (2 reels) ............
Duotone (1 reel) or
M o n o to n e .......................
Register o p e ra to rs............
Agreement B:
65 inches or s m a lle r..............
Job automatic cylinder:
Kelly B; Kelly No. 1;
Miehle vertical; Miller
(high speed); Miller
Simplex: Lisenby;
L ittle G ia n t .....................
Kelly No. 2; Miehle
horizontal, M iller Major;
cylinder over
65 in che s.........................
Offset:
1-color:
17 x 22 inches or
u n d e r.....................
Over 17 x 22 to
40 in che s..............
Agreement C:
Heidelberg ..............................
M iller M a jo r ............................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

50

_
_
_
_

_
_
_
_

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1.
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insurance4

Pension

$
6.883
5.780
5.993
7.214
7.445

$
7.331
6.160
6.370
7.710
7.969

361/4
371/2
371.'2
361/4
361/4

6.466
6.383

6.899
6.786

371/2
371/2

6.656
6.513

7.089
6.996

Press operators, offset—Continued
Agreement B—Continued
2-color, 23 x 36 in che s.........
S trip pe rs..............................................

-

-

—

—

*

*

*

*

371/2
371/2

6.932
7.183
6.783

7.366
7.586
7.186

371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

7.299

37 11
2

*

*

361/4
361/4

*
*

3%
3%

4.770
4.900

4.987
5.120

371/2
371/2

152/5(2
152/5(2

132 /5(2
132 /5(2

6.480
7.040
6.480

6.930
7.570
6.930

3 7 1/2
35
3 7 1/2

*
45(2
*

20(2
4%
20(2

5.690
5.830

6.090
6.240

371/2
371/2

*
*

20(2
20(2

t5.850
6.260

6.260
6.700

371/2
371/2

*
*

20(2
20(2

6.400

6.850

371/2

*

20(2

5.360
5.470
5.630
4.730
6.480

5.740
5.850
6.020
5.060
6.930

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*
*

20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2

t6.5 60
1-6.760
6.390
6.570
6.390
6.570
7.030
7.224
6.390
6.570

6.893
7.093
7.213
7.463
7.213
7.463
7.934
8.209
7.213
7.463

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

6 3 1/2(2
631/2(2
369 / i 04
369 /i0(2
369 /iO(2
369 / i o #
369 /iO(2
369 / l Otf
369 /iO(2
369 /10(2

131/3tf
131/3(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2
20(2

7.040

7.680

35

45$

4%

6.930
7.280

7.570
7.920

35
35

45(2
45(2

4%
4%

7.280
t6.4 80
7.040
6.670

7.920
6.930
7.570
7.200

35
3 7 1/2
35
35

45tf
*
45(2
45(2

5.470

6.020

35

45(2

4%

5.590
5.740

6.130
6.280

35
35

45(2

*

4%
*

5.680

6.280

35

45(2

4%

Newspaper

MADISON, WIS.

7.122
7.313
6.913

7.556
7.796
7.396

371/2
371/2
371/2

7.056
6.510
6.728

7.489
6.959
7.176

361/4
361/4
361/4

6.630
6.080

7.280
6.730

361/4
361/4

5.700
5.613
6.380

6.350
6.415
7.030

361/4
361/4
361/4

5.780
5.588

6.430
6.390

361/4
361/4

4.900
5.120
5.530
5.020

5.550
5.770
6.180
5.670

3 6 1/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4

4.103
4.773
4.773
5.125

4.905
5.575
5.575
5.825

361/4
361/4
36 V4
361 /4

*

*

*

-

-

-

-

*

3%
3%

3%
3%
3%
*

3%
3%

3%
3%
3%
3%

*
*
*

3%
3%
3%
3%

Book and job
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Machine operators ............................
Platemakers .......................................
Pressmen, cylinder:
Up to and including 29 inches . .
Over 29 in ches..............................
Offset:
1-color:
Up to 20 in che s................
20 to 28 in c h e s ................
29 inches and
o v e r..................................
Pressmen, platen:
Automatic-fed:
1 or 2 .......................................
3 ................................................
4 ................................................
H a n d -fe d .......................................
S trippers..............................................
Newspaper
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers - nightwork ..............
Lithography

5.780
5.980
6.380

6.430
6.630
7.180

361/4
361/4
361/4

*
*
*

7.330
6.710

7.980
7.360

361/4
361/4

*
*

5.960

6.610

3 6 1/4

*

6.280

6.930

3 6 1/4

*

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
3%
Agreement A:
3%
Black and w h it e .....................
3%
Color .......................................
Agreement B:
3%
Process.....................................
3%
Line and halftone ................
Platemakers .......................................
3%
Vacuum fra m e ..............................
Press assistants and feeders:
3%
Feeder ............................................

4%
20(2

4%
4%

2-color:
5.588
5.613
5.813

6.390
6.415
6.665

361/4
361/4
361/4

*
*

3%
3%
3%

See footnotes at end of table.




$
7.025
6.430

*
*
*

6.866

$
6.325
5.780

LUBBOCK, TEX.

Press operators, web — daywork . . .
Press operators, web — nightwork .

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Letterers .......................................
Camera operators:
Black and white:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2 -c o lo r.....................................
5 -c o lo r.....................................
Perfector ................................
Agreeement B:
1-color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
22 x 34 in che s..................
35 x 45 in che s..................
2-color, 23 x 36 in ch e s .........
Press operators, offset:
Agreement A:
1-color:
21 x 28 to 28 x 42
inches ..............................
35 x 45 in che s..................
2-color, 35 x 45 inche s.........
5-color, 38 x 49:
First press operators . . . .
Second press operators . .
2-plate, roll-fed 14 x
17 inches ..............................
Perfector press, 42 k
531/2 inches.........................
Agreement B:
1-color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
22 x 34 inche s..................
35 x 45 inche s..................

Rate
per
h our1

Lithography—
Continued

Newspaper—Continued

daywork:
Agreement A (rotogravure) . . . .
Agreement B ................................
A ssistant..................................
Second press operators-in-charge —
daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Press operators-in-charge —
nightwork:
Agreement A (rotogravure) . . . .
Agreement B ................................
A ssistant..................................
Second press operators-in-charge —
nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hou r1

LO U IS V ILLE , K Y .—
Continued

LO U IS V ILLE , K Y .—Continued

Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web — daywork:
Agreement A (rotogravure) . . . .
Agreement B ................................
Press operators, web - nightwork:
Agreement A (rotogravure) . . . .
Agreement B ................................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975
Employer contribu­
Hours
tions fo r selected
per
benefits3
week2
Insur­
Pension
ance4

51

Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
4- and 5-color:
38 inches fe e d e r.....................

T a b le 16.

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(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1,1 9 75
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 '
Insur­
ance4 *

Pension

MADISON, WIS.—Continued

Rate
per
h our1

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

MEMPHIS, TE N N .-C on tinu e d

Lithography—
Continued
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
Agreement A:
20 in che s............................
22 in che s............................
28 in che s............................
48 in che s............................
Agreement B:
Heidelberg 20 inches . . . .
Meihle 48 in c h e s ..............
2-color:
Agreement A:
40 in che s............................
55 in che s............................
Agreement B:
Heidelberg 40 inches . . . .
4- and 5-color:
38 inches:
1st pressm en.....................
2nd pressmen ..................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

Trade or occupation

July 1,1975

Newspaper

$
6.000
6.490
6.620
6.850

$
6.580
7.080
7.220
7.470

35
35
35
35

6.690
7.060

7.280
7.680

35
35

7.120
7.300

7.760
7.940

35
35

7.330

7.970

35

7.840
6.970

8.480
7.590

35
35

6.930
7.140

7.570
7.780

35
35

Compositors, hand - daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightw ork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
4 5*
4%
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
4%
Machine tenders (machinists) —
4 5*
4%
d a y w o rk ............................................
4 5*
4%
Machine tenders (machinists) —
4 5*
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
*
*
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
*
*
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork
.........
4 5*
4%
Press operators, web — daywork . . .
45*
4%
Press operators, web - nightwork .
Press operators-in-charge —
*
*
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
4%
4 5*
45*
4%
4 5*

$
6.428
6.566
6.428
6.566

$
6.428
6.566
6.428
6.566

3 6 1/4
3 6 ’ /4
361/4
3 6 1/4

18*
18*
18*
18*

232/5 *
232 /5 *
232 /5 *
232 /5 *

6.428

6.428

361/4

18*

232 /5 *

6.566
5.296
5.429
6.447
6.883
5.527
5.660

6.566
6.216
6.349
6.676
7.060
5.527
5.660

361/4
371 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2

18*
113/10 *
113 /10 *
_
_
*
*

232 /5 *
242 /5 *
242 /5 *
_
_
311 /2 *
311 /2 *

5.860

5.860

371/2

*

311 /2 *

5.993

5.993

371/2

*

311 /2 *

3.423
5.700

3.830
6.210

371/2
371/2

3 6 1*/8*
3 6 1/8 *

16*
16*

6.105
6.226
5.790

6.480
7.062
6.100

371/2
3 6 1/4
371/2

361/8 *
372/5 *
4 9 1/5 *

262/3 *
379/1 0 *
-

6.105
6.226

6.480
7.062

371/2
361/4

361/8 *
372/5 *

262 /3 *
379 /1 0 *

6.105
6.226
5.733

6.480
7.062
6.816

3 7 1/2
361/4
371/2

361/8 *
372/5 *
3 6 1/8 *

262 /3 *
379 /1 0 *
191 /3 *

7.350
8.175

8.247
9.315

35
35

479 /1 0 *
479 /10 *

4%
4%

5.440

5.930

371/2

387/10 *

222/3 *

5.530
5.310

6.030
5.790

371/2
371 /2

387/ io *
387/10 *

222 /3 *
222 1 *
3

5.950

6.630

371/2

387 /10 *

222 /3 *

5.950

6.630

371/2

387/ io *

222/3 *

6.320
6.390
6.570

6.890
7.160
7.160

3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

387/ l0 *
387 /10 *
387/10 *

222/3 *
222/3 *
222 /3 *

6.720
6.780
7.100

7.320
7.390
7.740

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

387/10 *

222 /3 *
222 /3 *
222 /3 *

7.710
6.730
5.950
7.097

8.400
7.340
6.630
4 7.097

371/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
361/4

387/10 *
387/ l0 *

4%

M ILW A U K EE , WIS.
Book and job

MEMPHIS, TENN.
Book and jo b
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen 1 ) .........
Working supervisors.....................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder .......................................
O ffset:
1-c o lo r................................
2-color, over
35 x 45 in che s................
4 -c o lo r................................
5 -c o lo r................................
Platen feeders ..............................
Press operators, cylinder:
1-color:
22 x 34 inches or m o re .........
2-color:
22 x 34 inches .......................
Over 22 x 34 in c h e s ..............
25 x 38 inches or m o re .........
Less than 25 x 38 inches . ..
Kelly, Heidelberg, Miehle
(vertical), or M iller ..................
Offset — sheet-fed:
17 x 22 inches .......................
22 x 34 inches .......................
Over 22 x 34 in c h e s ..............
4-color:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Rotogravure ................................
Press operators-in-charge . . .
Offset preparatory:
Camera o p e ra to rs ..................
Platemakers ............................
Press operators, p la te n .....................
Stereotypers.......................................

3.370
5.530
5.780
5.710
5.710
5.710
8.830

3.690
5.980
6.230
6.150
6.150
6.150
9.030

383/4
383/4
383/4
371 /2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
35

3.975

3.975

3 7 1/2

3.345

3.345

371/2

3.743
4.043
4.043
3.350

3.743
4.043
4.043
3.350

371/2
3 7 1 /2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

*
*
*

*
*

5.763

5.763

371/2

*

5.970
6.025
5.830
5.763

5.970
6.025
5.830
5.763

371/2
371/2
371 /2
371/2

*
*
*
*

5.680

5.680

371/2

*

5.680
5.793
5.913

5.680
5.793
5.913

371 /2
371 /2
371/2

*

6.345
6.025

6.345
6.025

371/2
371/2

*
*

6.460
6.083
7.099
7.499

6.460
6.083
7.767
8.167

371/2
371 /2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*

5.795
5.795
5.167
6.020

5.795
5.795
5.167
7.318

371/2
371/2
371/2
371 /2

*
*

*
*

*

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen 1 ) .........
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
22*
Machine operators:
22*
Agreement A ................................
22* 1
Agreement B ................................
4%
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder .......................................
Rotary (offset):
First assistan t.........................
Second assistant.....................
- | Pressmen, cylinder:
1 sheet-fed rotary; 2 Miehle
— j
vertical, 22 x 28 inches or
less; 1 m ultico lo r H a rris............
Job cylinder:
1 Kelly, Miehle vertical
or horizontal. Miller
(high speed) or Simplex
or sim ilar job cylinder,
22 x 28 inches or
le s s .........................................
Rotary (offset):
Single-color:
Up to 32 in che s................
Up to 42 in che s................
Over 42 inches..................
2-color:
Up to 42 in che s................
262/3 *
Up to 58 in che s................
262 /3 *
Over 58 in ches..................
4- or 5-color, up to 78
inches .....................................
- 1
Second pressmen..............
- | Pressmen, p la te n ................................
S tereotypers.......................................

See footnotes at end of table.




52

387/ io *
387 / l0 *

387 / io *
469 /1 0 *

222/3 *
222 /3 *
222 /3 *
134 /5 *

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

M ILW A UK EE , W IS .-C ontinued

$
8.110
8.386
8.110
8.386

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4

7.545

8.110

361/4

7.820

8.386

361/4

6.455
6.690

4 6.455
4 6.690

361/4
36 114

6.441
6.676

4 6.441
4 6.676

361/4
361/4

6.455
6.690
5 6.640
5 6.800
5 6.710
5 6.848
s6.814
s7.014
s 7.157
5 7.121
5 6.986
5 7.300

4 6.455
4 6.690
7.968
8.244
8.090
8.228
8.193
8.443
8.585
8.550
8.366
8.729

3 6 1/4
36 114
361/4
35
361/4
36 114
361/4
35
35
35
3 6 1/4
35

7.097
7.329

4 7.097
4 7.329

3 6 11
4
36 114

7.097
7.329

4 7.097
4 7.329

361/4
361/4

7.097
7.329

4 7.097
4 7.329

361/4
361/4

8.690
8.445

• 9.535
9.290

35
35

8.510
8.970
8.410
8.410

9.355
9.815
9.255
9.255

35
35
35
35

8.180

9.025

35

6.665

7.510

35

6.785
6.665

7.630
7.510

35
35

6.855
6.690

7.700
6.535

35
35

6.955
6.845

7.800
7.690

35
35

6.940
7.000

7.500
7.845

35
35

6.935
6.700

7.780
6.545

35
35

7.060
6.935

7.905
7.780

35
35

7.065

7.910

35

343/i0 tf
343/1O0
343 /1 0#
343/10tf

273 /5tf
273 /5tf
273 /5<f
273/5<f

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
25 x 38 inches per­
fecting ..............................
43 x 60 inches:
343/l0 tf
273 /5tf
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d e r..............
343/10tf
273/5tf
541/2 x 77 inches:
First fe e d er..................
Second fe e d er..............
6-color:
*
*
25 x 38 in ches...................
43 x 60 inches:
331/10tf
372!5<t
First fe e d er..................
372/5<t 3 3 1/10<f
Second fe e d er..............
Offset, web-fed:
j
372M 317/10tf
Web, 4-plate, 175/8 x
I
372! H 317/10<f
2 5 1/2 in c h e s .....................| .
- 239 /10tf
Web, 8-plate, 2 3 112 x
- 247/10tf
38 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r...................
Web, 10-plate 231 /2 x
38 inches:
First fe e d er.....................,.
Second fe e d e r................ ..
Rotary hand fe e d e r............
Pressmen, offset:
Sheet-fed:
1-color:
219 /I0 tf
134 /5tf
To 19 inches inclusive . . .
219/10tf
134 /5tf
To 22 inches inclusive . . .
To 28 inches inclusive . . .
219 /10tf
134/5^
To 48 inches inclusive . . .
219 /10tf
134 /5tf
To 55 inches inclusive . . .
To 58 inches inclusive . . .
To 64 inches inclusive . . .
2-color:
To 40 inches inclusive . . .
To 55 inches inclusive . . .
To 60 inches inclusive . . .
To 70 inches inclusive . . .
4%
479 /10tf
4-color:
4%
479 /10<*
20 x 26 in ches..................
25 x 38 inches:
479 /l0 tf
4%
F ir s t ..............................
4%
479 /10tf
Second .........................
4%
479 /10tf
43 x 60 inches:
4%
F ir s t ..............................
479 /10tf
Second .........................
4%
479 /10tf
54 112 x 77 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second
.........................
4%
479 /10#
5-color:
20 x 26 in che s
..................
4%
479 /10tf
25 x 38 inches:
4%
479 /10<f
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
4%
479 /10tf
43 x 60 inches:
4%
479 /10tf
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
4%
479 /10<f
54 112 x 77 inches:
4%
479 /10
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
479 /10tf
4%
6-color:
4%
479 /10<f
25 x 38 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
479 /10tf
4%
Second .........................
4%
479 /10tf
43 x 60 inches:
First ..............................
479 /10tf
4%
Sfirond .......................
4%
479 /10tf
Web-fed:
4-plate 175/8 x
4%
479 /10<f
251/2 inches ..................

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

Lithography—
Continued
$
7.545
7.820
7.545
7.820

Lithography
Artists ................................................
P ro v e r............................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Contact frame o p e ra to r..............
Platemakers .......................................
Platemaking-projection
m achine.......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Offset, sheet-fed:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2-color:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
50 x 68 inches:
First fe e d er..................
Second fe e d er..............
541/2 x 77 inches:
First fe e d er..................
Second fe e d er..............
4-color:
20 x 26 in ches..................
25 x 38 in che s..................
43 x 60 inches:
First fee d er..................
Second fe e d e r..............
541/2 x 77 inches:
First fe e d er..................
Second fe e d er..............
5-color:
20 x 26 in ches..................

Rate
per
hou r1

M ILW AUKEE, W IS .-C ontinued

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . ..
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers:
Agreement A:
Daywork ................................
Nig htw ork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
Nig htw ork ..............................
Agreement C:
Daywork ................................
Nig htw ork ..............................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Colormen .....................................
Tensionm en..................................
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Colormen .....................................
Tensionm en..................................
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge - nightwork . . .
Stereotypers:
Agreement A:
Daywork ................................
Nig htw ork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
Nightw ork ..............................
Agreement C:
Daywork ................................
Nightw ork ..............................

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

53

$
7.190

$
8.035

35

479 /10tf

4%

7.130
6.815

7.975
7.660

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

7.225
7.040

8.070
7.865

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10(l

4%
4%

7.380

8.225

35

479 /10tf

4%

7.325
6.930

8.170
7.775

35
35

479 /10<<
479 /10tf

4%
4%

7.045

7.890

35

479 /10tf

4%

7.105
6.745

7.950
7.590

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

7.415
7.055
6.755

8.260
7.900

35
35

479 /1O0
479 /10tf

4%
4%

7.245
7.775
7.915
8.180
8.340
8.485
8.595

8.090
8.620
8.760
9.025
9.185
9.330
9.440

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

479 /10<(
479 /10tf
479 /10tf
479 /10tf
479 /10tf
479 /10(f
479 /10tf

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

8.480
8.680
8.785
8.985

9.325
9.525
9.630
9.830

35
35
35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf
479 /10<*
479 /10tf

4%
4%
4%
4%

9.215

10.060

35

479 /10tf

4%

9.455
8.440

10.300
9.285

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

9.455
8.440
$
9.780
8.630

10.265
9.280
$
10.620
9.475

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10<jT

4%
4%

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

9.395

10.240

35

479 /10tf

4%

9.675
8.630

10.520
9.475

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

9.775
8.655

10.620
9.500

35
35

479 /l0 tf
479 /l0 tf

4%
4%

10.150
8.840

10.990
9.685

35
35

479 / l 04
479 /10tf

4%
4%

9.925
8.830

10.770
9.675

35
35

479 /10*
479 /10tf

4%
4%

10.135
8.870

10.980
9.715

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

8.765

9.610

35

479 /10tf

4%

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1.
1974

July 1 ,1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
1
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

M ILW A U K EE , W IS.—
Continued

Rate
per
h our1

July 1 ,1975

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

MINN EAPOLIS—ST. PAUL,
M IN N .—
Continued

Lithography—
Continued
Book and jo b-C o ntin ue d

*0,710
10.240

35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf

4%
4%

10.210
8.975
8.410

11.055
9.820
9.255

35
35
35

479 /10tf
479 /10tf
479 /10<f

4%
4%
4%

MINN EAPOLIS—
ST. PAUL,
MINN .

Sheet-fed rotary:
2 -c o lo r................................
4 -c o lo r................................

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
M inneapolis...................................
St.Paul:
Agreement A:
Finishers after 2 years . . .
Agreement B .........................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
M inneapolis..................................
St. Paul:
Agreement A:
Operators, automatic
stitching machines;
operators, automatic
tipping machines;
operators, folding
machines; operators.
gathering machines;
operators, spiral binding
machine; stock cutters . .
Agreement B .........................
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
Black and w h ite ............................
Compositors, hand:
M inneapolis..................................
St.Paul:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
Machine operators:
M inneapolis..................................
Agreement A:
Monotype and linotype
or in te rty p e .....................
Monotype casterman . . . .
Mono k e yb o a rd ................
St. Paul:
Agreement A .........................
Monotype and linotype
or in te rty p e .....................
Agreement B .........................
Monotype and linotype ..
Machine tenders (machinists):
M inneapolis..................................
St. Paul:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Mailers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers..................................
Platemakers .......................................

4.000

4.450

35

349 /10tf

15<f

3.970
4.000

4.300
4.450

35
35

349 /l0 tf
349 /10tf

3%
15<f

6.500

7.100

35

349 /10tf

15<
f

6.250
6.500

6.900
7.100

35
35

349 /10tf
349 /10tf

3%
15tf

7.560
7.380

8.540
8.340

35
35

381154
3 8 1/5tf

143/I0 tf
143/10tf

7.100

7.700

35

367/10tf

274

7.100
7.250
7.370

7.700
4 7.250
7.960

35
35
35

367/l0 tf
3 9 1124
353/5tf

25
31 /2%

7.100

7.700

35

367/10tf

27 4

7.300
7.100
7.100

7.900
7.700
7.700

35
35
35

3 9 1/2tf
367 /10tf
367/10tf

27
27

7.100

7.700

35

367 /l0 tf

7.300
7.250
7.450

7.900
4 7.250
4 7.450

35
35
35

367/l0 tf
3 9 1/2tf
39 1124

274

7.100

7.700

35

367/10tf

27 4

7.100
7.250

7.700
4 7.250

35
35

367/1 00
391/2tf

27 4

7.640
6.870
8.550
7.380

8.000
7.475
9.280
8.340

35
35
35
35

369 /10<f 267/l0 tf
367/l0 tf
35 4'
4%
4 2 1124
381/5tf 143/10tf i

274

4

4
4
4
27 4

25

25
25

25

4
4
4

See footnotes at end o f table.




54

Web-fed perfecting:
1-unit ................................
2 -u n its ................................
Offset:
Sheet-fed:
Single-color:
Under 12 x 18
inrhp<
1 2 x 1 8 inches . . . .
14 x 20 inches . . . .
17 x 22 inches . . . .
1 9 x 2 5 and 2 3 x 2 6
inches ..................
28 x 42 inches . . . .
32 x 44 and 33 x 52
inches ..................
42 x 58 in ches____
2-color:
29 inches and under . .
Over 29 in c h e s ............
4-color ................................
Web-fed:
2-unit; 4 plate per­
fecting ..............................
5-unit; 10 plate per­
fecting:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
8-unit:
First pressman ............
Second pressman . . . .
St. Paul:
Agreement A:
1 or 2 single; 1 single
cylinder and 1 platen;
1 A .T.F.; 1 or 2 Harris
im print; 1 K elly; 1 or 2
Miehle vertical; 1 horizon­
tal M iller (high speed);
W a ite ................................
2-color and double enders
(perfecting or web) . . .
Agreement B:
R o ta ry ................................
Pressmen, platen:
Minneapolis:
1 ................................................
2 ................................................
St. Paul:
Platen or carver .....................
S tereotypers.......................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
5.570
4.470

$
6.130
4.920

35
35

381/5tf 143/10tf
38 1154 143/10

4.530
5.900
5.900

4 4.530
4 5.900
4 5.900

35
35
35

381/5
381/5
3 8 1/5tf

*
*
*

4.470

4.820

35

3 8 1/5<f

143/10tf

6.310
6.440

8.070
6.946
7.080

35
35
35

381/5tf 143/10tf
381/5tf 143/10tf
3 8 1/5 4 143/10tf

6.440
6.700

7.080
7.370

35
35

381/5tf
381/5tf

6.440
6.570

7.500
8.070

35
35

381154 143/10tf
3 8 1/5tf 143/10tf

5.370
5.610
t5.8 60
6.490

6.070
6.340
6.620
7.330

35
35
35
35

3 8 1/5<f 143/10tf
143/10tf
3 8 1/5
381/5
143/10tf
143/10
381154

6.780
6.860

7.660
7.750

35
35

4
381/5 4 143/10 4
381/5 4 143/10tf

6.930
7.010

7.830
7.920

35
35

381154
381154

7.190
7.320
7.500

8.120
8.270
8.480

35
35
35

3 8 1/5tf 143/10tf
3 8 1154 143/10tf
381/5
143 /10tf

7.430

8.400

35

3 8 1/5

7.550
6.400

8.530
7.230

35
35

381/5tf 143/10
381154 143/10 4

8.200
6.810

9.270
7.700

35
35

3 8 1/5
381/5

4

4
4

143/10tf
143/10tf

4
4

4^ 4^

F ir s t ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................

Lee
9.680

Press assistants and feeders:
M inneapolis...................................
P la te n .......................................
St. Paul:
Agreement A:
Carver, platen or Waite . .
V e r tic a l..............................
M ulti color .......................
Agreement B:
Platen ................................
Pressmen, cylinder:
Minneapolis:
2 unit — 1st Pressmen............
1 or 2 s in g le -co lo r............
2-color o r double enders .

O O
■ft. ft.

Pressmen, offset—Continued
Sheet-fed—
Continued
Web-fed—Conti nued
8-plate 2 3 1 /2 x
38 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
10-plate 231/2 x 38

4

4

143/10

4
4

4
4

143/10
143/10

4
4

6.500

4 6.500

35

381/5 4

*

6.610

4 6.610

35

381/5tf

*

7.380

8.040

35

3 8 1/5<f

143/10tf

5.170
5.600

5.690
6.190

35
35

381/5tf
381/5(f

143/10tf
143/10tf

6.500
7.240
7.380

4 6.500
7.830
8.340

35
35
35

38 1154
353/5
3 8 1154

3 1/2%
143/10tf

4

*

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­

ance4

Pension

MINNEAPOLIS—ST. PAUL,
M IN N .—
Continued

MINN EAPOLIS—
ST. PAUL,
M IN N .-C on tin ue d

Lithography—
Continued
Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Compositors, hand — nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Machine operators — daywork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Machine operators - nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) daywork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. Paul .........................................
Mailers — daywork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Mailers — nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Photoengravers — daywork:
M inneapolis..................................

$
7.636
7.643

$
8.514
8.001

35
35

441/10tf

294 / 5tf
36 4

7.936
7.953

8.814
8.301

35
35

4 4 1/10tf

309 /10tf
372 /5tf

7.636
7.643

8.514
8.001

35
35

4 4 1/10

7.936
7.953

8.814
8.301

35
35

44l /10tf

7.636
6.643

8.514
8.001

35
35

*
4 4 1/10tf

294/5

7.936
7.953

8.814
8.301

35
35

*
441/10tf

309/lO<*
372 /5tf

7.429
7.399

8.000
8.001

35
35

131/2tf
361/10g!

284

7.693
7.694

8.300
8.301

35
35

131/2tf
361/I0 tf

2 9 1/10
291/I0 tf

7.180

8.634

St. P a u l.........................................
Photoengravers — nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Pressmen, web — da\fvork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Pressmen, web — nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork::
Minneapolis:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
St. Paul .........................................
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork:
Minneapolis:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
St. P a u l.........................................
Stereotypers — daywork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. Paul:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Stereotypers — nightwork:
M inneapolis..................................
St. Paul:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................

7.200

8.640

3 6 1/4
35

7.530
7.560

8.984
8.990

361/4
35

7.322
7.243

7.686
8.005

7.582
t7.4 50

4

294 /5tf

364
309/10tf
372 /5tf

4

364

28

4
4

4 259 / 4
42'124
3%
411 /10 4
27 4

411 /10

io

42'124

3%

3 7 1/2
35

*

3 112%
3%

7.966
8.257

371/2
35

123/5tf
*

31 12%
3%

7.722
7.822
7.513

8.086
8.986
8.375

37 11
2
37 11
2
35

123/5tf
123 /5#
*

31 12%
3112%
3%

7.982
8.082
7.724

8.366
8.466
8.627

371/2
37112
35

123/5tf
123 /5tf
*

31 12%
3 1/2%
3%

7.311

7.675

37112

123 /5<f

31 12%

7.295
7.571

7.700
7.971

35
35

*
36S/1 0#

3%
4%

7.571

7.955

37112

7.591
8.328

7.991
8.768

35
35

123/5tf
3 1 12%
19 x 25 inches and
*
3%
369 /l0 tf
4%

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Provers .........................................
Designers and lette re rs................
Cameramen:
C o lo r..............................................
Black and w h ite ............................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

8.980
8.860
8.330

9.350
9.230
8.700

35
35
35

42'124
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2<f

4%
4%
4%

9.130
8.810

9.500
9.180

35
35

42'124
4 2 1124

4%
4%

8.840
8.840

9.210
9.210

35
35

4 2 1/2 4
4 2 1124

4%
4%

Press assistants and feeders:
1c o lo r ....................
2color:
To 76 inches inclusive .........
Over 76 in c h e s .......................
H elpers.....................................
3color:
First feeder..............................
Second fe e d er.........................
4-color:
I
To 58 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
60 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
77 inches:
.
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
5-color:
77 inches, 4-units:
First fe e d e r.......................
|
Second fe e d e r..................
60 inches, 5-units:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
77 inches, 5-units:
'
First fe e d e r.......................
1
Second fe e d e r..................
6-color, 4-units or less:
First fe e d er..............................
Second fee d er.........................
6-color (6 incl. varn.):
|
First fe e d er..............................
Second fee d er.........................
Perfecting operators:
x 35
6-plate web, 22
inches .....................................
6-8-10 plate web, 23 112 x 38
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
!
10-plate web, 35 x 49 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
12-plate web, 221 12 x 35
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
16-plate web, 223/4 x 38
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Pressmen, offset:
Single-color:
14 x 20 inches .......................
17 x 22 inches .......................
22 x 34
inches .....................................
28 x 42 inches .......................
32 x 44 inches and 33 x 52
inches .....................................
42 x 58 inches .......................
2-color:
To 39 in ches............................
40 thru 57 in c h e s ..................
58 thru 63 in c h e s ..................
64 thru 76 in c h e s ..................
1
Over 76 in c h e s .......................
i
3 -c o lo r............................................
4-color:
58 inches ................................
Second ..............................

See footnotes at end o f tabfe.




55

$
7.520

$
7.890

35

4 2 1124

4%

7.600
7.900
6.480

7.970
8.270
6.850

35
35
35

4 2 1124
4 2 1124
4 2 1124

4%
4%
4%

8.050
6.800

8.420
7.170

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

7.690
7.530

8.060
7.900

35
35

42'124
42

4%
4%

7.690
7.530

8.060
7.900

35
35

42'124
42

4%
4%

7.900
7.630

8.270
8.000

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

7.900
7.630

8.270
8.000

35
35

42'124
42

4%
4%

7.740
7.590

8.110
7.960

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

8.000
7.710

8.370
8.080

35
35

42
42'124

7.900
7.650

8.270
8.020

35
35

42
42

8.000
7.730

8.370
8.100

35
35

'124
'124
42'124
42'124

8.810

9.180

35

42'124

4%

7.730
7.450

8.100
7.820

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

7.920
7.680

8.290
8.050

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

7.730
7.450

8.100
7.820

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

7.730
7.450

8.200
7.820

35
35

42'124
4 2 1124

4%
4%

7.810
8.390

8.180
8.760

35
35

'n
42'124

4%
4%

8.500
8.610

8.870
8.980

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

8.700
8.750

9.070
9.120

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

9.010
9.070
9.130
9.270
9.390
9.340

9.380
9.440
9.500
9.640
9.760
9.710

35
35
35
35
35
35

42'124
42'124
42'124
42'124
42
42'124

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

9.600
8.840

9.970
9.210

35
35

42'124
42'124

4%
4%

11
2

'124
'124

'124

'124

42 4

'124

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 1

Trade or occupation

Insur­
Pension
ance4 1

M INN EAPO LIS—
ST. PAUL,
M IN N .—Continued

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
hou r1

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer co ntribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

357/10tf
357/10tf
357/lO<7
357/l0 tf

NEW ARK. N J .—Continued
Book and io b —
Continued

Lithography-C ontinued
Pressmen, offset—Continued
4 -color-C ontinued

Second ..............................
77 inches, 5 -u n its ..................
Second ..............................

6-color (6 incl.varn.) ..................
Second pressmen ..................
Roll fed:
6-plate web perfecting,
2 2 1/2 x 35 in ches................
6-, 8-, 10-plate web perfecting:
To 2 3 112 x 38 inches . ..
Second .........................
10-plate web perfecting,
35 x 49 inches .....................
Second ..............................
12-plate perfecting, 22 112 x
35 inches, 6 -u n its ................
Second ..............................
16-plate web perfecting,
223/4 x 38 inches................
Second ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
10.080
9.210
10.360
9.350

35
35
35
35

4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf

4%
4%
4%
4%

10.090
9.070
10.170
9.080
10.520
9.230
10.170
9.130
10.710
9.270

10.460
9.440
10.540
9.450
10.890
9.600
10.540
9.500
11.080
9.640

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

4 2 1/2 4
4 2 112$
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2<<
4 2 1/2<f
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

9.010

77 inches ................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
77 inches, 4 -u n its ..................
Second ..............................

$
9.710
8.840
9.990
8.980

9.380

35

4 2 1/2tf

4%

9.780

10.150

35

4 2 1/2gf

4%

9.890
8.890

10.260
9.260

35
35

4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf

4%
4%

10.770
9.190

11.140
9.560

35
35

4 2 1/2<f
4 2 1/2tf

4%
4%

10.000
8.940

10.370
9.310

35
35

4 2 1/20
4 2 1/2<f

4%
4%

10.110
8.940
8.840

10.480
9.310
9.210

35
35
35

4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2tf
4 2 1/2<f

4%
4%
4%

NEW ARK, N.J.
Book and job
Bindery workers
(Journeyperson I I ) .........................
Bookbinders (journeyperson I ) . . . .
Hand sheet straighteners and
counters .....................................
Rulers, 3-beam automatic
m achine.......................................
Hi-Die cutters, nonprecision
paper cutters (64-inch knife
or under), operators of Cleve­
land folding m a ch ine s..............
3-knife trimeers, folding
machine operators combina­
tion and automatic ..................
Nonprecision cutters:
65 to 74 inches h ig h ..............
75 inches and o v e r ................
Precision cutters:
65 to 74 in ches.......................
75 inches and o v e r ................
Blankbook fo rw a rde rs................
Stampers and fin ishe rs................
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine o p e ra to rs ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Platemakers .......................................

5.206
7j461

5.471
7.840

35
35

357 /10tf
357/l0 tf

343/l0 #

34 3 / io ?

34 3 / io <
*

7.241

7.610

35

357 /i0 ?

7.661

8.040

35

35 7 / io ? 34 3 / io ?

7.461

7.840

35

357 /l0 #

343 / i0 tf

7.521

7.890

35

357/ l0 tf

343/ i0 tf

17.460
7.511

7.880
7.880

35
35

357 /10tf
357/ l0 tf

343/l0 tf
343/ i0 tf

7.511
7.541
7.521
7.581

7.910
7.890
7.950
7.920
7.850
8.521
8.521
8.521
8.126
8.283

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

357 /l0 ?
357 /l0 ?
357 /l0<*
357 /l0 tf
457 /l0 #
343 /l0 tf
343 /10tf
343 /l0 tf
44 /5%
512 /5tf

343/i0 ?
343 / i0 tf
343/ i0 tf
343 / i0 tf
357/l0 tf
257/10tf
257/ l0 tf
257/ l0 tf

7.707

35

3%
457 /10<* 357/ io 4

5 7.521
5 7.521
5 7.521

7.653
7.835

—

457/ i 0<f
50tf +

See footnotes at end o f table.




56

Press assistants and feeders:
Offset presses:
1-color, over 41 in c h e s .........
2-color, up to 42 inches . . . .
Over 42 in c h e s .......................
4-color, up to 50 inches . . . .
Web-fed presses:
4-unit:
58 112 x 38 inches, 8-cylinder
(perfecting):
First ...................................
Second ..............................
35 x 22 inches to 38 x 22
inches inclusive 8-cylinder
(perfecting):
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Letterpress cylinders:
1-color:
Up to 68 inches .....................
Over 68 in c h e s .......................
Pressman cylinder:
Offset presses:
1 or 2 single color:
1 0 x 1 4 in che s...................
1 or 2 color:
14 x 17 in ch e s ..................
1-color:
Up to 4 1 ...................................
Over 41 ..................................
2-color:
Up to 4 2 ...................................
Over 42 ...................................
4-color:
5-color:
Over 72 inches:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Web-fed presses:
2-cylinder:
171/2 x 11 1/2 in c h e s ............
25 x 38 inches .......................
2-units:
38 x 22 inches to 38 x 25
inches 4-cylinder' (per­
fecting) ...................................
49 x 35 inches 4-cylinder
(perfecting):
First ..................................
Second ..............................
4-units:
58 112 x 38 inches 8-cylinder
(perfecting):
First ..................................
Second ..............................
T h ir d ..................................
Letter press cylinder:
1-color:
Up to 68 inches .....................
Over 68 in c h e s .......................
1-color A uto Pile fed cylinder up
to 41 in ches................................
Web press:
First ..............................................
Second .........................................
1 - 3 platen press handfed ................................................
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................

$

$

t6.361
t6.3 90
t6.4 29
t6.457

6.661
6.690
6.726
6.757

35
35
35
35

457 /l0 tf
457/l0 tf
457/i0 tf
457/ l 04

t6.7 43
16.543

7.043
6.843

35
35

457 /l0 tf 357/10tf
457 / i ogf 357 / l0 tf

17.114
6.829

7.414
7.129

35
35

457 /lO tf
457 /l0 tf

357/10tf
357/i0 #

t6.2 16
t6.2 16

6.516
6.516

35
35

457/ l0 tf
457/i0 ?

357/lO 0
357/10tf

t6.9 79

7.279

35

457 /l0<<

357/i0 tf

17.436

7.793

35

457 /10<f

357/ i0 tf

t7.4 36
t7.5 90

7.793
7.990

35
35

457 /10tf
4 5 7/10?

357/10tf
357/10tf

t7.6 36
t7.807

8.036
8.207

35
35

45 7 / io ? 357/10?(
457 /10<* 357 /i0 tf

19.114
18.400

9.514
8.800

35
35

457/10tf
457/1 0 4

357/l0 #
357/ i0 tf

17.286
17.310

7.686
7.710

35
35

457 /10tf
457/10d

357/ i Otf
357/l0 tf

18.057

8.457

35

457 /10tf 35,7/l0 #

18.457
17.743

8.857
8.143

35
35

457/10?
457/10tf

357/l0 d
357/10d

18.629
17.800
17.514

9.029
8.200
7.914

35
35
35

457/10?
457/ l0 tf
457/10tf

357/iO #
357/i0 tf

17.436
t7.4 93

7.836
7.893

35
35

457 /10<* 357/l0 #
457 /1 0 4 357/i0 tf

t7.4 36

7.836

35

457 /10tf

17.761
17.480

8.161
7.880

35
35

457/10tf 357/10 ^
*
457/1 Otf 35 7 / io <

16.666

6.951

35

457 /10?

357/ l0 ^

7.621
7.707

35
35

457/10tf
457 /10tf

357/10tf
357/10tf

8.477

3 6 !/4

359 /10tf

261 lb<t

-

35 7 / io ?

357/ l0 tf

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .

17.207

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs , a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1 .1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insurance

Trade or occupation

Pension

NEW ARK, N.J.—
Continued

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Book and jo b —
Continued
$
17.631
17.207
17.631

$
8.902
8.477
8.902

3 6 1/4
361/4
361/4

359 / i o *
359 / i o *
35S/1 0 *

26115<
f
26 1154
26 1154

17.207

8.477

361/4

35s /10 *

26 1154

17.631
57.369
5 7.369

8.902
9.160
9.160

3 6 1/4
321 /2
321/2

359 / l0 *
369 / i0 *
36®/1 0 *

26 1154
4 6 1154
46 1154

7.628

7.628

3 6 1/4

273/5 *

*

8.369
8.954
7.188
8.098
7.455
8.394

8.997
9.627
7.721
8.691
7.988
8.987

35
35
371 /2
333/4
371 /2
333 /4

371 /10 *
371/1 0 *
*
*
*
*

133 / i o *
144 /5 *
133 / i o *
144 /5 *

7.725

8.324

35

883/5 *

5%

7.417
7.994
7.514

8.009
8.599
8.108

35
35
35

883/5 *
883/5 *
883 /5 *

5%
5%
5%

6.575

7.152

35

883/5gf

5%

6.718
6.753

7.295
7.330

35
35

883 /5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

6.753
6.578

7.330
7.152

35
35

883/5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

7.229
6.943

7.816
7.524

35
35

883 /5 *
883 /5 *

Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Press assistants and fee d ers..............
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A ................................
Offset:
1-color:
From 171/2 x 221/2
through 23 x
30 inches ..................
Agreement B:
Offset:
1-color:
22 x 34 inches and
over ............................
Up to 22 x 34 inches .
2 -c o lo r................................
Agreement C ................................
O ffs e t.......................................
Press operators, platen:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

5%
5%

10
*
10
*

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Ptatemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
31 to 60 inches inclusive . . .
2-color:
Up to 42 inches inclusive . . .
42 to 71 inches inclusive . . .
4-color:
44 to 71 inches inclusive:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
Up to 30 inches inclusive . . .
31 to 60 inches inclusive . . .
2-color:
Up to 42 inches inclusive . . .
42 to 71 inches inclusive . . .
4-color:
Up to 40 inches inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
44 to 71 inches inclusive:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
S trippers..............................................

Rate
per
hour1

NEW HAVEN , C O N N .-C ontinued

Newspaper-Continued
Compositors, hand - nightw ork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightw ork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers - n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers:
Agreement A :
Nightw ork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
N ightw ork ..............................
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web - n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1. 1975

7.176
7.341

7.762
7.931

35
35

883/5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

7.802
7.956

8.402
8.559

35
35

883/5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

8.071
7.805

8.677
8.402

35
35

883/5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

8.225
7.956

8.835
8.559

35
35

883 /5 *
883/5 *

5%
5%

9.229
8.514
7.514

9.860
9.130
8.108

35
35
35

8
&no<t

883/5 *
883 /5 *

$
5.986
5.997
6.009
3.944
4.947

$
4 5.986
6.450
6.447
4.515
4 4.947

37 ^
371 /2
371/2
371/2
371/2

33*

20*

60*
*
*

28*
3%
*

5.813

6.422

371/2

*

*

5.929

6.422

371 /2

*

*

5.743
5.584
6.222
6.021
6.021

4 5.743
4 5.584
4 6.222
6.427
6.427

371/2
3 7 1 /2
3 7 1/2
371 /2
371/2

*
*
*
*
*

*
*
*
*
*

5.547
5.104

6.422
4 5.104

371/2
371 /2

*
*

*
*

6.000
6.200
6.000
6.200

6.293
6.493
6.293
6.493

371/2
371/2
371 /2
371/2

*
*
*
*

*
*
*
*

6.200

6.493

371 /2

*

*

6.400
6.000
6.200

6.627
4 6.000
4 6.200

371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

*
*
*

6.140
6.046

6.482
6.388

35
35

514 / i 0 *
514 /10 *

3%
3%

5.578
5.778

5.920
6.120

35
35

514 /10 *
514 /10*

3%
3%

6.140
6.171

6.482
6.513

35
35

514 /10 *
514 /10 *

3%
3%

6.600
6.327

6.942
6.669

35
35

514 / i o *
514 /10*

3%
3%

3.173
4.920
4.920
4.920

3.400
5.160
5.160
5.160

371 /2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*
102/3 *
102 /3 *

4.913
5.115
4.890

5.160
5.370
5.360

3 7 1/2
37 11
2
371/2

32*
32*
-

-

5.000
5.520

5.493
5.533

3 7 1/2
37 V 2

-

-

1
2

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightw ork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............
Lithography
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Ptatemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
34 inches ................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
Press operators, offset:
1-color:
22 x 29 inches .......................
22 x 34 inches .......................
2-color:
38 inches ................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

5%
5%
5%

NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Book and job

NEW HAVEN , CONN.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................

3.386
5.632

3.877
6.446

371/2
371/2

*
*

5.986
5.997
6.009

4 5.986
6.450
6.447

371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

331

*
60*

3%
3%

4
28 4

20

*

See footnotes at end o f table.




57

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Photoengravers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
Offset:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2 -c o lo r.....................................

_
-

-

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1.1 9 75
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3 1
Insur­
ance41

Pension

NEW ORLEANS, L A .-C on tinu e d

$
4.826
4.985
4.826
4.985

371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*
*
*

4.826

371/2

*

3 7 1/2
371 /2
371/2

*

Machine tenders (machinists) —
4.773
5.844
5.978

4.985
6.236
6.369

*
*

NEW YO R K, N.Y.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeyman II):
Agreement A (Pamphlet):
Folding-machine feeders
(hand or fric tio n ); hand
gatherers or collators o f signatures or single sheets; inserters o f signatures pertaining to books, pasters, tippers, mounters, sealers,
guarders or swatchers; strip­
ping-machine operators;
hand stitchers (silk thread
or cord); chair wire stitch­
ers machine feeders; gen­
eral work, fu ll bound; hand
coverers; hand book sewers;
fla t, roll-wrap, and enve­
lope mailing; sewing-ma­
chine operators; pastingmachine operators; per­
forating-machine operators;
punching — or drilling-m a­
chine operators; hand fo ld ­
ing; fla t and saddle stitch­
ers; fillers-in on inserting
machines; ruling-machine
feeders; numbering ma­
chines (fo ot or power); pag­
ing machine; indexing ma­
chines; securities hand
banding and counting
machines................................
Agreement B (e d itio n )................
Pasting-machine operators;
guarding-, stubbing-, and
stripping-machine opera­
tors; inserters; wire stitch­
er operators, Singer or
McCain stitcher opera­
tors; labeling machine
operators................................
Gathering-machine fillers-in .
Book examiners and wrap­
pers; round cornering
machine operators................
Ceco machine feeder and
labeler, carton filler-ins
on set conveyor machine;
Grand C ity cartoning
machine-feeder and
labelers..................................
Cutter o f f s ..............................
Bookbinders (Journeyman I):
Agreement A (edition binding):
Head stampers .......................
Gilding machine operators . .

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

5.162
4.050

5.497
4.293

3 4 1/2
35

4%
129 /10^

3.911
3.810

4.146
4.039

35
35

129 /10#
129 /10#

3.795

4.023

35

129/10#

-

-

6.747
t6.5 98

3.517
3.103

7.151
6.994

35
35

35
35

129 /10#
129 /10#

24#
24#

_
-

Bookbinders (Journeyman I)—
Continued
Agreement A (edition binding)—
Continued
_
Stampers, press.......................
Extra finishers .......................
—
Gilders and marbling ............
Stampers ................................
Head sheetmen, foldingmachine operators, book
trim mers, power rounders
and backers, headbandingand lining-machine opera­
tors, stockcutters, case­
making-machine operators.
extra forwarders, gatheringmachine stitchers and
coverers, sheet and plate
cutters, smashing-machine
operators; circuit workers;
gathering-machine opera­
tors; gluing-machine
operators ..............................
Hand rounders and backers;
headbanders and liners;
hand caser-in; book repair­
ers; edge coloring, sprin­
kling, and general allaround w ork; assistant
operators on gathering
machine..................................
Head gold la ye rs .....................
Gold la y e rs ..............................
Assistant sheetmen or heads
o f stock; pasters o f f ............
Nipping-machine operators . .
Hand g lue rs-up
.......................
Agreement B (commercial
binding):
Manifold commercial bind­
ers; hand coverers on
pamphlets; hand case mak­
ing; operators on punching,
perforating, and d rill
machines ..............................
Operators o f fla t cutting
machines, die cutting
machines, hand cutting
machines, stitching or
covering machines (operated
71/5%
as a separate unit), blank179 /10 #
book binders .......................
Operators o f duplex trim ­
mers, combination gathering
and stitching machines.
..............
electric auto spacer
Operators of combination
inserting and stitching
machines; 3-knife cutting
179 /10#
machines; gathering, stitch­
179 /10 #
ing, and covering machines;
folding machines; and
comic-machines.....................
179 /10 #
Operators o f continuous
trim mers; comic-machines
(trim m er attached); and
bracket trim mers ................
Continuous trim mers (tumb­
ler t y p e ) ................................
179 /10 #
Agreement C:
179 /1 0#
Finishing machine ................
Autom atic fe e d e r...................
221/10#
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Color separation .........................
221/10#

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
h our1

Book and jo b-C o ntin ue d

$
4.620
4.773
4.620
4.773
4.620

Stereotypers - d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
h our1

NEW Y O R K, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) -

Trade or occupation

July 1.1975

58

$
6.565
6.539
6.447
6.312

$
6.959
6.931
6.833
6.691

35
35
35
35

24#
24#
24#
24#

22 /1

6.182

6.552

35

24#

221/10#

6.030
4.952
4.820

6.391
5.249
5.109

35

35
35

24#
24#
24#

221/10#
221/10#
221/10#

5.861
5.709
5.541

6.212

6.052
5.873

35
35
35

24#
24#
24#

221/10#
221/10#
221/10#

8.529

8.984

341/2

7%

8%

8.556

9.011

3 4 1/2

7%

8%

8.585

9.040

3 4 1/2

7%

8%

8.608

9.063

341/2

7%

8%

8.637

9.092

341/2

7%

8%

8.666

9.121

3 4 1/2

7%

8%

8.623
8.723
-

9.079
9.178
9.098
9.231

341/2
341/2
3 4 1/2
3 4 1/2

7%
7%
5 1/10%
51/10%

8%
8%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%

221 /10#
221/10#
1 o#
221/10#

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975

Rate
per
h our1

Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

NEW Y O R K, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Book and jo b —
Continued

Book and jo b —
Continued

$

$
-

8.854
7.971
7.246
7.290
8.854
7.971
8.854
8.299
7.852
8.389

9.668
9.984
8.725

341/2
341/2
341/2

5 1/10%
52/5%
263/5tf

5 1/10%
51 15%

7.706
7.681
9.984
8.725
9.984
9.084
8.207
9.314
9.098

35
35
341/4
341/2
341/2
321/2
333/4
35
341/2

619/ io 4
547/ i0 tf
51/5%
52/5<t
263/5?
29 4
52 /5%
51/5%
44 /5% 369 / i o ?
731 124 297/10tf
543 /10tf
40 4
51/10% 5 1/10%

294

9 1/2tf
20 4

7.673

8.290

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

7.631

8.244

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

7.714

8.334

341/2

5 1/10%

5 1/10%

7.777

8.403

341/2

51/10%

51/10%

6.490

6.989

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

6.387

6.876

341/2

5 1/10%

5 1/10%

7.590

8.199

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

7.858

8.494

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

8.420
8.469
8.517

9.258
9.310
9.361

341/2
341/2
341/2

51/10%
5 1/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%

8.541
8.587
8.624
8.724
8.877

9.389
9,439
9.479
9.589
9.758

341/2
341/2
341/2
341/2
341/2

51/10%
51/10%
51/10%
51/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%

8.273
8.383

9.098
9.217

341/2
341/2

51./10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%

8.422

9.260

3 4 1/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

8.548

8.877

9.396

9.758

341/2

341/2

51/10%

51/10%

5 1/10%

5 1/10%

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
51 inches up to and
including 61 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
62 inches and over:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Web:
1-unit, 2-plate:
18 inches up to and
including 381 /2 inches .
39 inches up to and
including 55 inches . . . .
2-unit, 4-plate:
18 inches up to and
including 381/2 inches .
39 inches up to and
including 55 inches . . . .
3-unit, 6-plate:
18 inches up to and
including 381 /2 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
39 inches up to and
including 55 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
4-unit, 8-plate:
18 inches up to and
including 381 /2 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
39 inches up to and
including 55 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
5-unit, 10-plate:
31 inches up to and
including 381 /2 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Third ............................
Pressmen platen:
2 automatic, 20 inches or under;
2 C and P 12 x 18 inches;
2 W ebendorfer............................
2 automatic over 20 inches:
2-color Harris 1 5 x 1 8 inches
or 18 x 22 in c h e s ................
2 2-color Harris 1 5 x 1 8
inches .........................................
S tereotypers.......................................
S trippers..............................................
'
C o lo r..............................................
4-color process ............................

$
9.000
8.466

$
9.893
9.306

341/2
34*/2

51/10%
5 1/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%

9.124
8.466

10.029
9.306

341/2
3 4 1/2

51/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1 o%

/1

8.497

9.340

3 4 1/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

8.573

9.423

3 4 1/2

5 1/10%

5 1/10%

8.579

9.430

34*/2

5 1/10%

5 1/10%

8.795

9.668

3 4 1/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

8.589
8.383

9.441
9.215

341 /2
341 /2

51/10%
51/10%

51/10%
51/10%

8.795
8.466

9.668
9.306

341/2
341/2

51/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%

8.795
8.425

9.668
9.260

341/2
341/2

51/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%

9.001
8.507

9.893
9.350

341/2
341/2

51 /10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
51 o%

8.877
8.383
7.364

9.758
9.215
8.095

3 4 11
2
341/2
341/2

5 ^1 0 %
51/10%
51/10%

5 1/10%
5 1/10%
5 1/10%

7.438

8.176

341/2

51/10%

5 1/10%

51/10%

/1

7.513

8.258

341/2

51 /10%

7.588
7.246

8.341
7.706
9.098
9.231
9.366

341/2
35
341/2
341/2
341/2

51/10% 5 1/10%
9 ’ /2 4 619 /10^
51/10% 5 1/10%
51/10% 5 1 /10%
51/10% 5 1/10%

8.102
7.040
8.481
7.320
8.102
7.040
7.320
8.481

9.178
7.743
9.608
8.029
9.178
7.743
8.029
9.608

341/2
35
341/2
35
341/2
35
35
341/2

7%

51/10%
5 1/10%
51 /10%
—
—
5 1/10%

8.102

9.178

341/2

7%

5 1/10%

8.481
7.362
8.144

9.608
4 7.362
4 8.144

341/2
37
34

7%
49 /10%
49 /10%

5 1/10%
62 /5%
62/5%

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . ..
I Compositors, hand — nightw ork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
h ou r1

Pension

NEW Y O R K, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Camera operators—Continued
4-color process ............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Italian te xt ..................................
Electrotypers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators ............................
Italian te xt ..................................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
G ra vu re .........................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Miler 2-color Simplex, Miehle
2-color Nos. 41 and 46, small
McKee process-first assistant;
large 2-color fla tbed; 2-color
Cottrell rotary (not over
42 inches); 5 color Cottrell
(not over 61 inches), second
assistant; and perfecting proc e s s ..............................................
Miehle automatic pony; Kelly
No. 2; Babcock automatic;
Miller major Simplex; Premier
G.F.; Miehle 41; sheet-fed
rotary .........................................
2-color 48-inch; 5-color 42 inch
Cottrell .......................................
5-color 61-inch and 72-inch
C o t tr e ll.......................................
Miehle vertical or horizontal
Miller (high speed) or Simplex;
Kelly A , B, C, Clipper; Harris
1- or 2-colors; 1 5 x 1 8 inches
and 18 x 22 inches; offset up
to and including 22 x 34
in c h e s .........................................
Platen; Webendorfers; L ittle
Giant; C and P C y lin d e r............
U tilitym en on web; cylinder over
42 inches; second assistants on
McKee; and offset, 35 x 45
inches or la r g e r .........................
5-color sheet-fed rotary over
72 in che s.....................................
Rotary, color (C ottrell and
Miehle):
2-color:
29 x 42 inches;
36 x 48 inche s................
40 x 59 inche s..................
Over 59 inches...................
5-color:
29 x 42 in che s..................
40 x 59 in ches..................
50 x 65 in che s ..................
50 x 72 in che s..................
Over 72 in ches..................
Offset:
Single color:
Over 20 inches up to
and including 45
in c h e s ..............................
Over 45 in ches..................
2-color:
Up to and including
45 in ches.........................
46 inches up to and
including 60 inches . . . .
4-color:
Up to and including
50 in ches.........................

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975
Employer contribu­
Hours
tions fo r selected
per
benefits 3
week2
Insur­
Pension
ance4

59

7%

*
7%

*
7%

*
*

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs , a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Rate
per
h our1

Trade or occupation

July 1,
1974

July 1,1 9 75
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 1
Insurance* '

Trade or occupation

Pension

NEW Y O R K, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d
Newspaper—
Continued

|

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

Lithography—
Continued
$
4 8.568
4 9.168

353/4
353/4

8.238
7.611
8.009

4 8.238
8.472
8.915

353/4 l0 4 1/5%
44 /5%
3 7 1/2
44 /5%
37 11
2

9.133
8.571
9.019

4 9.133
9.540
10.038

33
35
35

1°4.7%
44 /5%
44 /5%

8.796
8.359

4 8.796
9.305

353 /4
371/2

1°4.7%
44 /5%

9.738
9.413
7.855
9.688

4 9.738
10.477
4 7.855
4 9.688

33
35
37
30

1 °4.7%
44 /5%
1%
1%

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers .......................................
Plate grainers................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
31 to 60 inches
in clu sive ................................
60 to 71 inches
in clu sive ................................
72 inches and
over .......................................
2-color:
Up to 42 inches
in clu sive ................................
42 to 71 inches
in c lu s iv e ................................
72 inches and
over ........................................
4-color:
Up to 40 inches
in clu sive ................................
44 to 71 inches
inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
72 inches and over:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
6-color:
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Web-fed:
2-units:
25 x 38 in che s..................

7.725

8.324

35

883 /5#

7.417
7.994
7.514
6.791

8.009
8.599
8.108
7.369

35
35
35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf
883/5tf
883/5d

6.578

7.152

35

883/5tf

6.613

7.187

35

883/5tf

6.756

7.333

35

883/5tf

38 x 25 in ches................
49 x 35 in ch e s..................
4-units:
35 x 22 inches to
38 x 25 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................

7.314
7.029

7.904
7.612

1-color:
Up to 30 inches inclusive . . .

$
7.176

$
7.762

51d
51d

Lithography

Calendar

6.718

7.295

35

883/5tf

243/10tf i
24S/1O0

Pressmen, offset—
Continued
1-color—Continued
31 to 60 inches inclusive . . .
60 to 71 inches inclusive . ..
72 inches and o v e r ................

37/l0 %
33 /5%
33 /5%

Up to 42 inches inclusive . . .
42 to 71 inches inclusive . . .
72 inches and o v e r ................
4-color:
Up to 40 inches inclusive:
37/ i o % ;
First ...................................
33 /5% 1
Second ..............................
44 to 71 inches inclusive:
I 37 /10%
First ...................................
' 33 /5%
Second ..............................
6112%
72 inches and over:
6112%
First ...................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
72 inches and over:
5%
First ...................................
Second ..............................
5%
6-color:
5%
72 inches and over:
5%
First ...................................
5%
Second ..............................
T h ir d ...................................
..................
duster-press
Web-fed:
5%
2-units:
171/2 x 111 /2 inches . . .
5%
25 x 38 in ch e s...................
35 x 22 inches to
5%
38 x 25 in ches................
49 x 35 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
5%
Second .........................
4-units:
5%
35 x 22 inches to 38 x 25
inches:
5%
First ...................................
Second ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................
37/10%
33 /5%
33 /5%

6.753

7.330

35

883/5tf

6.896

7.476

35

883/5tf

6.753

7.330

35

883/5tf

6.753
6.578

7.330
7.152

35
35

883/5?
883/5tf

5%
5%

6.896
6.721

7.476
7.298

35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf

5%
5%

$
7.341
7.495
7.637

$
7.931
8.088
8.234

35
35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf
883/5tf

5%
5%
5%

7.802
7.956
8.099

8.402
8.559
8.705

35
35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf
883/5gf

5%
5%
5%

8.071
7.802

8.677
8.402

35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf

5%
5%

8.225
7.956

8.835
8.559

35
35

883/5d
883 /5<*

5%
5%

8.368
8.099

8.981
8.705

35
35

883/5?
883/5tf

5%
5%

9.229
8.514

9.860
9.130

35
35

883/5?
883/5tf

5%
5%

9.229
8.099
8.099
6.575

9.860
8.705
8.705
7.148

35
35
35
35

883/5tf
88 3154
883/5gf
883/5<<

5%
5%
5%
5%

7.400
7.424

7.991
8.016

35
35

883/5tf
883/5 4

5%

8.171

8.780

35

883/5tf

5%

8.751
7.857

9.189
8.459

35
35

883/5tf
883/5#

5%
5%

9.229
8.171
7.514

9.860
8.780
8.108

35
35
35

883/5tf
883/5tf
883/5d

5%
5%
5%

5.250
5.250
5.250

5.375
5.375
5.375

40
40
40

*
*

*
*

6.147
6.280
6.147
6.170

6.147
6.280
6.147
6.280

37 112
37 112
3 7 112
371/2

*

*

*
*
*

*
*
*

6.280

6.280

3 7 11
2

*

*
*

5%

7.229
6.943

7.816
7.524

35
35

883 /5?
883/5tf

5%
5%

7.229
6.943

7.816
7.524

35
35

883/5tf
883 /5tf

7.116

7.029
6.857

7.612
7.437

Book and job
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ist)............

5%
5%

6.544

5%

NO RFO LK, V A.

»

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightw ork . . .
Machine operators - d a y w o rk .........
Machine operators — nightw ork . . .
883/5tf
5%
35
Machine tenders (machinists) —
35 x 22 inches to
d a y w o rk ............................................
5%
35
883/5tf
Machine tenders (machinists) —
5%
883/5tf
35
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web —
883 /5tf
* 5%
35
d a y w o rk ............................................
5%
883/5tf
35
Press operators, web Pressmen, offset:
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
883/5tf
5%
d a y w o rk ............................................
35

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

NEW Y O R K, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

8.568
9.168

Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web - daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Registerman ................................
Pressmen, web — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Registerman ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,1 9 75

60

6.413 t
5.187
5.267

6.413
5.320
5.426

37 112
3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*
*

*
*

5.710

5.710

3 7 1/2

*

*

*

*

5.850

5.850

3 7 1/2

6.310

6.310

3 7 112

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Newspaper-C o n ti nued

Newspaper
$

6.440
5.727
5.834

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk.........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ...........................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............

$

6.400
6.160
6.270

371/2
371/2
371/2

*

*

-

-

$
7.938
8.110
7.938
8.110

$
8.524
8.724
8.524
8.724

35
35
35
35

55# 393/ io #
55# 393/ i o #
55# 393/ io #
55# 393/ i o #

7.938

8.524

35

55#

393/l0 #

8.110
6.743
6.886
7.693

8.724
8.057
8.228
8.657

35
35
35
35

55#
571/10#
571/10#
55S/10#

393/ io #
452/ i o #
452/ i 0#
4% +
1 79/ i 0#
4% +
179 /10#
336 /10#
336/10#
336 /10#
336/l0 #

O A K L A N D , C A L IF .
.........

7.836

8.828

35

559 /10#

Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .

7.067
7.239
7.789
7.977

8.367
8.538
9.203
9.391

35
35
35
35

579 /l0 #
579 /10#
579 /10#
579 /1 0#

Photoengravers — nightwork
Book and job
Bookbinders:
Journeymen I .......................
Journeymen I I ............................
Cameraman ................................
Process c o lo r .........................
Compositors, h a n d .....................
Machine operators .....................
M achinists-operators...........
Machine tenders (machinists) . .
Photoengravers...........................
Platemakers ................................
Press assistants and feeders . . . .
Offset:
Single-color, 4 2 " thru
6 0 " ..................................
Two-color, 33” thru
4 1 " ..................................
Four-color:
Up to 4 4 " ..................
4 5 " thru 7 0 " ..............
Five-color:
4 5 " thru 7 0 " ..............
7 1 " and o v e r ..............
Pressmen, c y lin d e r .....................
Two-color, up to and in clud­
ing 2 8 " ................................
Offset:
Single color:
Up thru 15" ..............
18" thru 2 5 " ..............
2 6 " thru 3 2 " ..............
4 2 " thru 6 0 " .....................
Two-color:
Up thru 1 5" .....................
1 8" thru 2 5 " .....................
2 6 " thru 3 2 " .....................
3 3 " thru 4 1 " .....................
4 2 " thru 6 0 " .....................
Four-color:
Up thru 4 4 ":
First pressman ............
Second pressman . . . .
4 5 " thru 70":
First pressman ............
Second pressman . . . .
Five-color:
Up thru 4 4 ":
First pressman ............
Second pressman . . . .
4 5 " thru 70":
First pressman ............
Second pressman . . . .
Web-offset:
O p e ra to r...........................
Assistant o p e ra to r............
Pressmen, p la te n ................................
S trippers..............................................
Process c o lo r ................................

7.211
4.888
7.221
7.480
7.286
7.286
7.428
7.286
7.542
7.221
6.181

7.211
4.888
7.618
7.891
7.617
7.617
7.760
7.617
7.629
7.618
6.506

35 429/l0 # 243/ io #
35 429 /l0 # 243/ io #
3%
50#
35
3%
35
50#
283 /5#
55#
35
283 /5#
55#
35
283 /5#
55#
35
283/5#
55#
35
4%
51#
35
3%
50#
35
3%
50#
35

6 .120

6.880

35

50#

3%

6.056

6.389

35

50#

3%

6.056
6.185

6.389
6.525

35
35

50#
50#

3%
3%

6.056
6.185
17.150

6.389
6.525
7.543

35
35
35

50#
50#
50#

3%
3%
3%

17.433

7.842

35

50#

3%

5.999
7.086
7.314
7.480
7.480

6.329
7.476
7.743
7.891
7.891

35
35
35
35
35

50#
50#
50#
50#
50#

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

6.143
7.283
7.401
7.559
7.559

6.471
7.684
7.808
7.891
7.975

35
35
35
35
35

50#
50#
50#
50#
50#

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

7.873
7.247

8.307
7.646

35
35

50#
50#

Lithography

3%
3%
3%
3%

8.067
7.409

8.511
7.816

35
35

50#
50#

7.873
7.247

8.307
7.646

35
35

50#
50#

3%
3%

7.873
7.247

8.307
7.646

35
35

50#
50#

3%
3%

7.986
7.638
6.678
7.221
7.480

8.425
8.059
7.046
7.618
7.891

35
35
35
35
35

50#
50#
50#
50#
50#

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

See footnotes at end of table.




Pension

O A K L A N D , C A L IF .-C on tin ue d

N O RFO LK, V A .—
Continued

Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .....................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..............
Stereotypers — nightwork .........

Rate
per
h ou r1

Trade or occupation

July 1, 1975

61

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ...........................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Single c o lo r ..................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
4-color ...........................................
Up to 77 inches .....................
5-color:
Up to 68 inches .....................
Up to 77 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
Continuous feed ..............
4-unit, eight place web perfect­
ing, 36 x 223/4 inches or
la rg e r...........................................
Pressmen, offset:
8 1/2 by 14" and 8 112 by 17",
in-line, w ith perforating,
numbering, carbon attachment
unit, etc.:
1-unit, 1 plate c y lin d e r.........
2-unit, 2 plate c y lin d e r.........
3-unit, 3 plate c y lin d e r.........
4-unit, 4 plate c y lin d e r.........
1 1" by 18", one-unit, 1 plate
cylinder, in-line, w ith cut-off
or re w in d .....................................
111 /2 " by 17", 2-unit, 2
plate, cylinder, with sheeter . .
2 2 " by 2 6", 2-unit, 2 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind . .
When run w ith folder of
sheeter ..................................
1 7" by 3 1 ", 2-unit, 3 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind . .
223/4 ” by 36112", 4-unit
4 plate cylinder, in - lin e ............
18" by 221/2 ", 4-unit, 4
plate cylinder, in-line:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
171/2 " by 2 6", 5-unit, 5
plate cylinder, in-line, w ith
folder or sheeter:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
When operating only 1 or 2
units (first pressmen)................
Second pressmen ..................

7.682

7.852

35

593 /10#

6%

7.617
7.617
7.519

7.787
7.787
7.689

35
35
35

59 s /10#
593 / i o #
593 / i o #

6%
6%
6%

6.007
6.089
6.105
6.144

6.127
6.209
6.225
6.264

35
35
35
35

593/ i o #
593/ i o #
593 / i 0#
59S/10#

6%
6%
6%
6%

6.144

6.264

35

59S/10#

6%

6.144
6.104
6.359

6.264
6.225
6.479

35
35
35

593 / i 0#
593 / i o #
59S/10#

6%
6%
6%

6.105

6.225

35

593 / l 0#

6%

6.945
7.218
7.491
7.764

7.115
7.388
7.661
7.934

35
35
35
35

593 / i o #
593 / i o #
593/ i o #
59 s /10#

6%
6%
6%
6%

7.088

7.258

35

593 / i 0#

6%

7.519

7.689

35

593 / i o#

6%

7.617

7.787

35

593 / i o #

6%

7.764

7.934

35

593 / i o #

6%

7.617

7.787

35

593 / i o#

6%

8.076

8.246

35

593 / i 0#

6%

8.076
7.617

8.246
7.787

35
35

593 / i 0#
59S/10#

6%
6%

8.076
7.617

8.246
7.787

35
35

593 /l0 #
593 / i o #

6%
6%

7.945
7.519

8.115
7.689

35
35

593 / l 0#
593 /l0 #

6%
6%

T a b le 16.

W a g e ra te s , h o u rs, a n d e m p lo y e r c o n trib u tio n s to fu n d s : S e le c te d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Rate
per
h our1

Trade or occupation

July 1.
1974

July 1,1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 1

Trade or occupation

InsurPension
ance 1

O A K L A N D , C A L IF .—Continued
Lithography—
Continued

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
hou r1

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

O KLA H O M A C ITY , O K L A .Continued
i
Lithography—Continued

Pressmen, o ffset—Continued
!
239 /1 6 " by 3 8", 3-unit,
6 plate cylinder, perfecting,
w ith folder ................................
223 / 4 " to 239 / i 6 " by 3 6 "
to 3 9 ", 4-unit, 8 plate cylinder,
perfecting, w ith oven and up
to 2 folders:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
223 / 4 " to 239 / l 6 " by 3 6 "
to 3 9", 5-unit, 10 plate cylinder.
w ith oven and folder:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
4 3 " by 6 4 ", 4-unit, 8 plate
cylinder, w ith oven and folder
and up to 4 packing stations:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
8.076

$
8.246

35

593 / l 0#

Press assistants & feeders:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C:
Two c o lo r................................
Four color ..............................
Agreement D ................................
Press operators, offset:
Agreement A:
Single color:
1 0 x 1 5 in che s..................
23 x 30 in che s..................
22 x 34 inche s...................
35 x 45 in che s..................
Two color:
1 1 x 1 7 in che s..................
23 x 35 inche s...................
36 x 49 in che s..................
Agreement B:
Single color:
14 x 20 in che s..................
171 x
/z
Y in c h e s ............
19 x 25 in che s..................
Two c o lo r ................................
Agreement C:
Single color:
23 x 30 in che s..................
Two color:
23 x 30 in che s..................
25 x 38 in che s..................
Four color:
25 x 38 in ches..................
Agreement D:
Single color:
1 0 x 1 5 in che s..................
14 x 20 in che s..................
23 x 30 in che s..................
Two color:
29 x 30 in che s..................
25 x 38 in che s..................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Agreement D ................................
Agreement E ...........

6%

8.371
7.682

8.541
7.852

35
35

593 /i0 #
59 s /10#

6%
6%

8.371
7.682

8.543
7.852

35
35

593 /10#
593 /10#

6%
6%

9.228
8.397
7.519

9.398
8.567
7.689

35
35
35

593 /l0 #
593 /10#
593 /10#

6%
6%
6%

22
2

O KLA H O M A C ITY , O K L A .
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder:
First 6 m o n th s .......................
7 — 12 m o n th s .......................
A fte r 1 y e a r ............................
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
O ffset:
1 color:
14 x 22 in ches..................
17 x 22 inches and larger .
R o ta ry ............................................
Press operators, p la te n .....................
S trip pe rs..............................................

3.260
4.500
5.517

3.560
4.900
6.210

383/4
38s /4
361/4

30#
30#
32#

-

3.100
3.230
3.340
4.220

3.600
3.738
3.863
4.900

40
40
40
40

*

-

4.010
4.250
4.310
4.220

4.900
4.900
5.050
4.900
4.900

40
40
40
40
40

-

*

—

*
*
*
*

—
-

■

$
4.460
4.500

$
5.170
5.020

371/2
3 7 1 /2

31#
16#

4.640
4.740
4.820

5.440
5.440
5.690

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
371 /2

142/3#
142/3#
20#

4.580
5.330
5.430
5.580

5.320
6.080
6.170
6.330

3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

31#
31#
31#
31#

_

_
5.730
6.030

5.460
6.480
6.780

371/2
371/2
371/2

31#
31#
31#

_
_
_

4.640
5.400
5.480
5.680

5.170
5.920
6.000
6.200

371/2
371 /2
371/2
3 7 1/2

16#
16#
16#
16#

-

5.650

6.240

371 /2

14273#

-

5.750
5.750

6.600
6.600

3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2

142/3#
142/3#

_
-

6.170

6.970

371/2

142/3#

_

4.770
5.150
5.520

5.540
5.920
6.290

371/2
371/2
371/2

20#
20#
20#

-

5.880
5.880

6.650
6.650

371 /2
371/2

20#
20#

_
_

5.480
5.190
5.570
5.650
5.760

6.220
5.320
6.070
6.650
6.650

3 7 1/2
40
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

31#
134/5#
16#
142/3#
20#

4#

5.210
5.210
5.090
5.600
5.600

5.650
5.650
5.946
5.600
5.600

383/4
383/4
371 /2
383/4
383/4

*
*
30#
*
*

_
1%
15#
15#

5.115
5.248
6.090
6.347
5.890
6.100
6.290
6.500
5.875
6.095

5.915
6.048
6.480
6.730
6.290
6.500
6.690
6.900
6.370
6.590

3 7 1/2
37112
3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371 /2
371 /2
3 7 1/ 2
371 /2
371 12

-

114

-

_

_

-

_
_
_

O M A H A , NEBR.

Lithography
Book and job
Camera operators:
Black and white:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Agreement C .........................
Agreement D .........................
Color:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Agreement C .........................
Agreement D .........................
Agreement E .........................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Agreement D ................................
Agreement E ...........
Agreement F ................................

Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Photoengravers..................................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................

5.580
4.920
5,650
5.650

6.320
5.320
6.550
6.170

3 7 1/2
40
3 7 1/2
371/2

31#
134/5#
142/3#
16#

-

5.470
5.650
5.790
5.880

5.870
6.170
6.550
6.650
6.600

40
371 /2
371/2
37112
371/2

134/5#
16#
142/3#
20#
16#

-

6.020
5.320
5.870
6.550
6.650
6.600

371/2
40
371/2
371/2
371/2
37112

31#
134 /5#
16#
142/3#
20#
16#

- •
-

-

5.280
5.190
5.350
5.650
5.760
5.850

Newspaper
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers - nightwork .........
Pressmen, web - d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web - n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge - daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ...................
Stereotypers - nightwork ..............

See footnotes at end o f table.




62

-

66#
66#
_
-

11#
10#
10#
_
_
_
_

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, hours, and e m p lo ye r contrib utions to fu n d s: S elected c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our

1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits

Trade or occupation

3

Insurance

4

1

Pension

$

1

2

6
.100
6
.100
6 0
.10

3.940
6.500
6.500
6.500

6.335

6.905

2 tf
0
2 tf
0
2 tf
0
2 tf
0

2 7 10
0
1/2 2 7/10
0 0
1/2 7
0
1/2 2
37 1
/2

182/3tf
182 /3tf

/ <
f
37 11
2
37
2O /1O0
37
7 / io 4
37

5.930

6.465

371/2

6.095

6.645

37

6.405
5.125

6.980
5.585

5.725

6.240

5.835
5.180
5.850
6.660

6.360
5.645
6.380
7.265

5.745
6.265
6.660
6.880

6.260
6.830
7.265
7.500

1/2
37 1
/2
371/2

1/2
37 1
/2
37 1
/2
37 1
/2

*

182 /3tf

*

182 /3tf
182 /3(^

37 11
2

7.080
7.220

7.715
7.870

1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
371
/2
37 1
/2

7.880
6.845

8.590
7.460

37
37

8.095
7.010
6.470
6.415

8.830
7.640
7.050
6.990

37
37
37
37

1/2
1/2
37 1
/2
37 1
/2
3 7 1/2
37 1
/2

6
8

6
8

182 /3tf

37

*
*
*

18^/3tf
182 /3#
182 /3tf
182/3gf

*
*
*

182/3^
182 /3</

*

6
8

182 /3tf
182/3#
182/3</
182 /3#

182 /3</
182/3tf

*

*
*

6
8

6

182 /3</
182/3tf
182 /3tf
182 /3tf

2

6.313
6.692
6.313
6.692

6.873
7.286
6.873
7.286

37 11
2
37
3 7 1/2
37 11
2

321/5tf
321/5tf
3 2 1/5#
321/5<f

_
—

6.313

6.873

37 11
2

321/5tf

-

6.692

7.286
6.582
6.977
6.873
7.286
7.203
7.635

37
3 7 1/2
371/2
37
371/2
37
3 7 1/2

321/5</
321/5tf
3211 <
5f
321/5tf
321/5tf
321/5tf
3 2 1/5tf

_

62
.0 2
6.383
6.313
6.692
6.643
7.042

1/2

1/2
1/2
1/2

-

-

6
8

6
8
6
8

2

9.503
9.281

35
35

503/5#
503/5tf

4%
4%

8.436
8.881
8.436

9.281
9.726
9.281

35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

7.202
7.281
7.359
7.409

8.047
8.126
8.204
8.254

35
35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5<f
503/5<f
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.55E
7.616
7.677

8.400
8.461
8.522

35
35
35

503/5^
503/5tf
503/5?

4%
4%
4%

8.658
8.436

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
-color—Continued
2-plate, single-unit, 53 inches
p e rfe ctin g ..............................
44 x 65 in che s..................
Up to
in ches................
Over
inches..................
4-color:
Up to 38 inches .....................
39 x 44 inches .......................
44 x
inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
Over
inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
5-color:
Up to 44 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
44 x
inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
x 78 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
-color:
25 x 38 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
Roll-fed:
2-plate, 26 x 17 inches:
Single ................................
Double ..............................
2-plate, 28 x 34 in c h e s .........
2-plate, 34 x 44 in ch e s .........
-plate, single-unit:
50 x 35 11 in c h e s ...........
2
69 x 415/8 inches ............
3-plate, 2 unit, Hamilton:
31 x 17 in che s..................
31 x 28 in ches..................
4-plate:
Single, 22 x 17 inches . . .
Double u nit:
35 x 223/4 inches . . . .
49 x 35 in c h e s ............
4-unit:
361/2 x 223 /4 inches .
35 x 40 in c h e s ............
38 x 223 /4 in ches. . . .
-plate:
38 x 239 / l6 in c h e s .........
-plate, 4-unit:
38 x 223/4 inches, single:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d er..............
38 x 223 /4 inches, double:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d e r..............
50 x 35 inches:
First fe e d er..................
Second fe e d er..............
54 x 3 8 1 /4 inches:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d e r..............
10-plate, 5-unit:
36 x 223/4 inches, double:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d er..............
-plate, -unit, double:
38 x 239 /16 inches:
First fe e d e r..................

6
8
6
8

Lithography
Artists ..................................
Prover ..............................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ..............
C o lo r................................
Platemakers .........................
Press assistants and feeders:
Single-color:
Up to 48 inches
48 to
in ches.........
Over
in c h e s .........
Flatbed or rotary . . .
-color:
22 x 34 inches .........
25 x 36 inches
30 x 42 inches . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.




2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

3

Insur­
ance

4

Pension

2

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . ..
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ...........................
Mailers - n ig h tw o rk .........................
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web - n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . ..

1

Hours
per
week

Lithography-C ontinued

Book and job

1
2

Rate
per
hour

PEORIA, IL L .-C o n tin u e d

PEORIA, IL L .

Bindery w o rk e rs .....................
Compositors, h a n d ................
Machine operators ................
Machine tenders (machinists)
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder ...........................
Offset:
- c o lo r .........................
-color:
Under 38 inches . .
Over 38 inches:
First assistant . .
Second assistant
4-color:
Under 39 inches . .
39 to 59 inches:
First assistant . .
Second assistant
Platen ................................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ................
Rotary (offset):
- color:
Under 15 inches . .
15 — 21 inches . . .
21 — 31 inches . . .
Over 31 inches
- color:
Under 38 inches . .
Over 38 inches
4-color:
Under 39 inches:
F ir s t ..................
Second ..............
39 to 59 inches:
First ..................
Second ..............
Job pressmen-in-charge . .
Pressmen, j o b .........................

Rate
per
h our

July 1, 1975

63

12

6

$
7.990
8.580
7.359
7.449

$
8.835
9.425
8.204
8.294

35
35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503 /5#

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.683
7.863

8.528
8.708

35
35

503/5<*
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.596
7.359

8.441
8.204

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.708
7.449

8.553
8.294

35
35

503/5<2
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.668
7.432

8.513
8.277

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.668
7.432

8.513
8.277

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.817
7.557

8.662
8.402

35
35

503/5tf
503/5</

4%
4%

7.863
7.449

8.708
8.294

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.359
7.359
7.359
7.359

8.204
8.204
8.204
8.204

35
35
35
35

503/5<*
503/5tf
503/5#
503/5#

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.449
7.648

8.294
8.493

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.555
7.656

8.400
8.501

35
35

503/5#
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.359

8.204

35

503/5<j!

4%

7.476
7.918

8.321
8.763

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.359
7.476
7.822

8.204
8.321
8.667

35
35
35

503/5<f
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

7.476

8.321

35

503/5tf

4%

7.476
7.476

8.321
8.321

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.548
7.548

8.393
8.393

35
35

503/5#
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.991
7.548

8.836
8.393

35
35

503/5tf
503/5<i

4%
4%

7.722
7.722

8.567
8.567

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.918
t7.47C

8.763
8.321

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

7.476

8.321

35

503/5tf

4%

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, hours, an d e m p lo ye r contrib utions to fu n d s: S elected c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour

1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

4

6
8
6
8

2

6
8
6
8

6
8

6
8

6
8

6
8

6

1
2

81/2

2

/2
111/2

Pressmen, offset—Continued
Roll-fed—Continued
-plate, single—Continued
-unit:
34 x 44 in che s..............
50 x 35 12 inches . . . .
69 x 415/8 inches . . . .
3-plate:
4%
3-unit:
31 x 17 in che s..............
4%
26 x 17 in che s..............
4%
31 x 28 in che s..............
4-plate:
Single:
4%
22 x 17 in ch e s..............
4%
Double:
35 x 223/4 inches . . . .
4%
34 x 40 in che s..............
49 x 35 in che s..............
4%
4%
4-unit:
4%
36 x 223 /4 inches . . . .
4%
38 x 223 /4 inches . . . .
4%
-plate:
4%
38 x 239 / l6 inches:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
-plate, 4-unit:
4%
38 x 223 /4 inches, single:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
38 x 223 /4 inches, double:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
4%
50 x 35 inches:
4%
First ..............................
Second .........................
54 x 3 8 1/4 inches:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
10-plate, 5-unit:
4%
36 x 223 /4 inches, double:
4%
First ..............................
Second .........................
4%
4%
-plate, -unit, dpuble:
38 x 239 /16 inches:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
T h ir d ..............................
38 x 4 5 12 inches:
4%
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
T h ir d ..............................
4%
16-plate, -unit, double:
4%
38 x 2 3 112 inches:
First ..............................
4%
Second .........................
4%
T h ir d ..............................
S trip pe rs..............................................

2

$
7.476

$
8.321

35

f
503/5 <

7.789
7.789

8.634
8.634

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

7.697
7.697

8.542
8.542

35
35

503/5g£
503/5tf

8.052
t8.2 14
8.803
8.214
8.325
8.436
8.525
8.626
7.910

8.897
9.059
9.648
9.059
9.170
9.281
9.370
9.471
8.755

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

5O3/50
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

9.062
9.062
9.164
9.264
8.658
8.880
9.103

9.907
9.907
10.009
10.109
9.503
9.725
9.948

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5#
503/5<*
503/5tf
503/5tf

9.548
8.460

10.393
9.305

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

9.884
8.537

10.729
9.382

35
35

503/5<*
503/5#

9.436
8.436

10.281
9.281

35
35

503/54

9.658
8.658

10.503
9.503

35
35

503/5<*

9.941
8.653

10.786
9.498

35
35

503/54

9.941
8.653

10.786
9.498

35
35

503/5<f
503/5tf

10.236
8.947

11.081
9.792

35
35

503/54
503/54

t9.8 84
8.537

10.729
9.382

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

3

Insur­
ance

Pension

4

8.254

9.099

35

503/5<*

9.503
9.503
10.724

35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

8.819

9.664

35

8.966
8.819

9.811
9.664

35
35

503/5<f
4%
Machine:
4%
503/5tf
503/5tf
4%

s
9.664
9.847
10.146

35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

9.062
9.062
9.231

9.907
9.907
10.076

35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

8.819

9.664

35

503/5<f

4%

9.002
9.320
9.638

9.847
10.171
10.483

35
35
35

503/5 4
503/5<f
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

8.890
9.353

9.735
10.198

35
35

5O3/50
503/5tf

4%
4%

8.997

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

9.719
8.830

10.564
9.675

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

9.863
8.938

10.708
9.783

35
35

503/5tf
503/5<f

4%
4%

10.076

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

11.024
9.664

11.869
10.509

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

10.170
9.010

11.015
9.855

35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%

9.855
8.997

35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

11.580
10.076
9.721

35
35
35

503/5<f
503/5<f
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%

10.076
10.076
9.281

35
35
35
35

503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf
503/5tf

4%
4%
4%
4%

4%

8.658
8.658
9.879

$
8.819
9.002
9.301

4%
4%

503/54

503/5tf

503/54

503/5tf

6

8

12

6

1

8

9.376
8.152

10.277
9.231

10.277
9.010
8.152
10.735
9.231
8.876

10.277
9.231
9.231
8.436

10 2
.2 1

11.122

11.122

11.122

P H ILA D E LPH IA , PA.

Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen 1):

64

3.650
5.127

3.930
5.307

371/2
404

241/7#
403/5tf

2211 4
2

Agreement A .........................
Agreement C .........................

See footnotes at end o f table.




1

1

6

8

1

Hours
per
week

Lithography—
Continued

6

1

Rate
per
h our

PEORIA, 1L L .-C on tinu e d

Lithography—
Continued

12

Rate
per
h our

1

Insur­
Pension
ance 1

PEORIA, ILL .-C o n tin u e d

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Roll-fed—Continued
-plate, -unit, d o u b le Continued
38 x 239 / l inchesContinued
Second fe e d er..............
38 x 4 5 12 inches:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d e r..............
16-plate, -unit, double:
38 x 2 3 112 inches:
First fe e d e r..................
Second fe e d e r..............
Pressmen, offset:
Single-color:
To 23 in ches............................
23 x 31 inches .......................
31 x 38 inches .......................
38 x 48 inches .......................
48 x 55 inches .......................
55 x 64 inches .......................
64 x
inches .......................
Over
in c h e s .......................
R o ta r y .....................................
-color:
To 30 in ches............................
22 x 34 inches .......................
25 x 36 inches .......................
30 x 42 inches .......................
To 55 in ches............................
56 x
inches .......................
Over
in c h e s .......................
4-color:
To 38 inches:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
39 x 44 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
44 x
inches:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Over
inches:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
To 44 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
44 x
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
x 78 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
-color:
25 x 38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Roll-fed:
-plate, single:
14 x
in c h e s ..............
-plate, single:
26 x 17 in ches..................
28 x 34 in che s..................
44 x 65 in che s..................
Double:
26 x 17 inche s.............
-unit:
161 x 17 inches . . . .
17 x
inches . . . .

Trade or occupation

31

July 1, 1975

5.697
6.657

66
.8 6

6.030

371/2
406

241/7tf
403/5tf

2211 4
2

131/3tf

131/3tf

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, hours, and e m p lo ye r contrib utions to fu n d s: S elected c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r

1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
h our

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

Trade or occupation

3

Insur­
ance

4

Rate
per
hou r

1

Pension

P H ILA D E LPH IA , P A.-C ontinued

Rate
per
h our

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

3

Insur­
ance

4

Pension

P H ILA D E LPH IA , P A.-C ontinued

Book and jo b —
Continued

July 1, 1975

Newspaper—
Continued

Compositors, h a n d ............................
E le ctro typ e rs.....................................
Machine operators ............................
M ach inists.....................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers A ..............................
Offset ............................................
Rotogravure:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
Press assistants and
feeders:
inches and
u n d e r............................................
Over
in ches..............................
-color and
perfecting ..................................
Offset:
Assistant to 61
inches .....................................
Assistant over
61 inches ..............................
Helper to 61
inches .....................................
Helper over
61 inches ................................
Press operators,
cylinder:
inches and
u n d e r............................................
Over
in ches..............................
-color and
perfecting ..................................
Offset:
Single color:
Up to 22
inches ..............................
22x36
inches ..............................
36x61
inches ..............................
-color:
Up to 50
in c h e s ..............................
50x61
inches ..............................
Over 61
inches ..............................
Press operators,
p la te n .................................................
Stereotypers.......................................

6.240
5.499
6.240
6.240
5.663
7.180
7.450

6.667
5.941
6.667
6.773
6.163
8.282
7.450

371/2
3 6 1/4
37
37 11
2
40
35
35

7.960
7.960

8.937
8.530

35
35

1/2

6
8

6
8

2

5.675
5.685

6.048
6.058

371/2
371/2

5.705

6.078

37 11
2

6.172

6.772

37 112

6.872

37

5.162

5.508

371/2

5.212

5.558

37

1/2

6.005
6.025

6.378
6.398

37
37

1/2
1/2

6.107

6.480

371/2

6.431

7.031

371/2

6.772

7.472

37 11
2

6.872

7.372

37 /

7.172

7.772

37 11
2

7.272

7.872

371/2

7.422

82
.0 2

3 7 1/2

60
.2 0

6.208
7.271

37 11
2
371/2

7.200
7.413
7.200
7.413

7.627
7.707
7.627
7.707

37 11
2
37 112
3 7 11
2
37 11
2

7.200
5.713
6.133
6.705
7.400

7.627
6.213
6.667
7.292
7.725

37 11
2
40
371
37 11
2
361/4

6.600
6.844
7.111

7.000
6.844
7.111

371/2
37 112
371/2

7.337
7.490
7.776

7.779
7.490
7.776

333 /4
35
35

6
8

2

6
8

2

1/2

6.272

5.835

12

Newspaper
Compositor, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Mailers —d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Rotogravure ................................
W e b .........................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Rotogravure ................................
Web .........................................

/2

20$

319 /10<*

-

X0' ho$
319 /10?
319 /10$

4Q3IS$

20$
20$
22' 12$

*

623I7$

3%
3%

*

4 1 12%

$
7.188
7.377

7.544
8.061
6.284
6.390

7.986
8.061
6.817
6.924

8.276
7.896
7.706

2

37 V
37 112

293/4$ 291 13$
462I5$ 373no$

333/4 34'h0$
35 497ho$
37 11
2 662/3$

37'12

662/3$

32315$
40$
40$
40$

8.836
8.456
8.266

35
35
35

623I7$
523/7$
623I7$

4%
4%
4%

8.466

9.026

35

623n$

4%

7.896

8.456

35

623n$

4%

7.896
7.791

8.456
8.351

35
35

62317$
62317$

4%
4%

6.626
6.696
6.771
6.811
6.976
7.015

7.186
7.256
7.331
7.371
7.536
7.574

35
35
35
35
35
35

623/7$
623n$
623n $
523I7$
623I7$
623n $

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

7.011
7.051
7.086
7.241

7.571
7.611
7.646
7.801

35
35
35
35

623n$
623n $
623I7$
623n$

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.181
6.971

7.741
7.531

35
35

623n $
623n $

4%
4%

7.201
6.971

7.761
7.531

35
35

623n$
623n$

4%
4%

7.081
6.641

7.796
7.353

35
35

623n$
623n$

4%
4%

6.976
7.311
7.706
7.861
7.971

7.536
7.871
8.266
8.421
8.531

35
35
35
35
35

623n$
623n $
623n$
623n $
623I7$

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

7.781
8.276
8.426
8.616
8.771

8.341
8.836
8.986
9.176
9.331

35
35
35
35
35

523I7$
523 17$
623n $
523n$
623I7$

4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

82
.0 1

8.581

35

623/7$

4%

8.466
8.241

9.026
8.801

35
35

623n $
623I7$

4%
4%

8.656
8.426

9.216
8.986

35
35

623I7$
623n $

4%
4%

8.921
8.531

9.481
9.091

35
35

623n $
623n $

4%
4%

Lithography

Artists ................................................
Provers
.........................................
20$
29112$
Hand .......................................
29112$
20$
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
29'12$
20$
Black and white (dry
plate) ............................................
Platemakers:
20$
Photo com posing.........................
29112$
Vacum fra m e ................................
Press assistants and
29112$
20$
feeders
-color:
2 9 112$
20$
Up to 34 inches .....................
34 to 42 inches.......................
2 9 112$
20$
42 to 48 in ches.......................
48 to 52 inches.......................
52 to 64 in ches.......................
291 12$
20$
Over 64 in c h e s .......................
20$
29112$
-color:
Up to 52 inches .....................
29112$
20$
52 to 64 in ches.......................
64 to 71 inches.......................
Over 71 in c h e s .......................
4-color:
29'12$
20$
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
29112$
20$
Hand:
-color:
29'12$
20$
Offset and
rotary ..............................
Bronze feeder
..................
29' 12$
20$
B-plate web —
35 x 223 /4 cu to ff
29'12$
20$
First feeders .....................
Second feeders
................
29'12$
20$
Press operators,
offset:
-color:
29'12$
20$
26? 13$ 29' 13$
Up to 17 inches .....................
17 to
in ches.......................
22 to 34 inches .......................
34 to 64 inches.......................
Over 64 in c h e s .......................
28$ 302 /3 $
-color:
28$ 902I3$
Up to 25 inches .....................
28$ 302 13$
25 to 48 inches.......................
28$ 302 13$
48 to 64 in ches.......................
64 to 71 in ches.......................
28$ 302 13$
Over 71 in c h e s .......................
22' 12$
4 7 112$
3-color:
60? 13$
24$
Up to 25 inches .....................
8 6 $ 31 7/i0 rf
4-color
3 7 114$ 324 /5tf
Up to 48 inches:
First ..................................
293I4$ 291 13$
Second ..............................
462I5$ 373h0$
48 to 64 inches:
462I5$ 37 / l0 tf
First ...................................
Second ..............................
34 r\o$
323/5$
Over 64 inches:
40$
497no$
First ..................................
A97no$
40$
Second ..............................

1

2

1

1

2
2

2

3

1

See footnotes at end of table.




$
6.788
7.377

4%

4 0 115$

Press operators-in-charge d a y .....................................................
Rotogravure ................................
Press operator-in-charge —
n ig h t..................................................
Rotogravure ................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

65

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, h ou rs, an d e m p lo ye r c ontrib utions to fu n d s: S e le cte d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r

1

July 1,
1974

July 1,1 9 75
Rate
per
hou r

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits

Trade or occupation

3
1

Insurance

4
1

Rate
per
h ou r

1

Pension

P H ILA D E LPH IA , P A.-C ontinued

Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers...................................
Press assistants and
feeders:
-color c y lin d e r............................
Cylinder .......................................
Platen:
Feeder A ................................
Feeder B ...................................
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
-c o lo r............................................
Single color offset:
22 x 36 inches .......................
Offset up to 26
inches .........................................
Web (24 page) f i r s t .....................
Press operators, p la te n .....................

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

3

Insur­
ance

4

Pension

Book and jo b —
Continued

Press operators, offset—Continued
Rotary:
-color:
Up to 64 in ches................
Over 64 inches..................
-plate web — 35 x 223 /4
cu to ff:
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
Strippers:
C o lo r..............................................
Black and w h ite ............................

Rate
per
hour

PITTSBURGH, P A.-C ontinued

Lithography—
Continued

July 1,1 9 75

$

1

8

$
7.706
7.821

$
8.266
8.381

35
35

523/7?
523/7?

4%
4%

8.806
7.286

9.366
8.846

35
35

523/7 ?
523/7?

4%
4%

7.891
7.816

8.451
8.376

35
35

523 /7?
523/7?

4%
4%

PHOENIX, A R IZ .
Book and job

Journeymen I ..............................
Journeymen I I ..............................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

1

4.970
3.150

5.470
3.400

5.220
5.250

5.520
5.550

-

37 12
371/2
37
37

5.220
5.250

5.520
5.550

5.320
5.350

5.620
5.650

1/2
1/2
37 1
371
37 1
/2
37 1
/2

-

—
-

_

_

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoegn ravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Stereotypers —d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

6.580
6.740
6.580
6.740

7.167
7.326
7.170
7.330

6.730

7.320

6.890
6.473
6.633
6.580
7.050
6.487
6.647
6.580
6.740

7.480
7.113
7.273
7.167
7.689
7.087
7.087
7.167
7.327

371/2
371/2
37
371/2

1/2

1/2
37 1
37

12

371/2
371/2
37
371/2
371/2
37
37 12
371/2

1/2

1/2
1

384 /5?
384 /5?
384 /5?
384 /5?

5%
5%
5%
5%

384 /5?

5%

384 /5?
75?
75?

5%
-

*

*
*
*

*
*
34 /5?
34 /5?

2
2

-

Compositers, hand —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Compositers, hand —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Machine operators d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine operators —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightw ork .........
Press operators, web d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operator, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operator-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operator-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ...................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

1
2

6.261

6.752

37

5.283

5.717

37

5.808
6.162

6.263
6.752

1/2

1/2
37 1
371
/2
12

3%

*

3%

*
*

3%
3%

PITTSBURGH, PA.

4 2 1/ ?
4 2 1/2?
4 2 1/2?
4%

4.990
4.760

5.425
5.182

3 6 1/4
361/4

*
*

28?
28?

4.460
4.150
5.830
5.970

5.183
4.706
6.387
6.527

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4

*
*
*

28?
28?
28?
28?

5.870

6.427

361/4

5.790
6.080
5.740

6.346
6.637
6.294

361/4
3 6 14
361/4

7.571

80
.0 0

35

7.686

8.114

35

7.571

80
.0 0

35

7.686

8.114

35

7.571

80
.0 0

35

7.686
7.123
7.266
7.705
7.848

8.114
7.609
7.752
8.412
8.556

35
35
35
35
35

7.389

82
.0 0

2

28?
*

1

*
*

28?
28?
28?

7
7
35 7/l0 ?
35 7/l0 ?
35 7 ?
/l0
35 7 ?
/
35 /l0 ?

291/10?

35 / i o ?

291/10?
2 9 1/10?
291/10?
291/10?

483/4?
483/4?
*
*

291/10?
37 /5?
37 /5?
4%
4%

35

*

41?

*

io

1
1

7.532

8.160

35

7.899

8.520

35

8.032
7.350
7.500

8.660
7.764
7.907

35
35
35

8.067

8.387

35

8.067
7.846
7.846

8.387
8.166
8.166

35
35
35

1
74 1
/10?
74 1 0
n ?
74 1
/10?

6.386

6.706

35

74 /10?

1

4%

41?
41?

*
*

41?
171/7 *
171/7?

Artists .................................................
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
Halftone and lin e .........................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and
feeders:
-c o lo r............................................
-color:
Up to 60
inches .....................................
Over 60
in che s.....................................
Verticle const.
press up to
inches .....................................
Press operators, offset:
-color w ith o u t
feeder:
Up to 14
inches
..
15 to 26
inches .....................................

1
2

74 /10?

4%
4%
4%
4%

6.512

6.832

35

74 /10?

6.952

35

1
1

4%

6.632

74 /10?

4%

6.619

6.939

35

74 /10?

1

4%

6.745

7.065

35

74 /

4%

7.242

7.562

35

74 /10?

4%

1

2.975
3.490
5.407
6.280

3.326
3.594
5.988
6.530

361 / 4 t
3 6 1/ 4 t
361/ 4 t
361/ 4 t

*
*
*

24
8
28?
28?
28 ?

See footnotes at end of table.




29?
29?
29?
*

2

Book and job

Bindery workers (Journeymen I I ) ..
Working supervisors.....................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Working supervisors.....................

361/4 t
361 / 4 t
361/ 4 t
35

Lithography

-

Lithography
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
Pressmen, offset:
-color:
Up to 19 inches inclusive . . .
-color:
Up to 28 inches inclusive . . .
S trip pe rs..............................................

6.897
6.897
6.879
7.186

Newspaper

_
-

12

2

-

-

12

2

$

6.897
6.897
6.897
6.871

66

1 10?
1

T a b le 16. W a g e rates, hou rs, and e m p lo ye r contributions to fu n d s: S elected c itie s -C o n tin u e d
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our

1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hou r

1

Hours
per
week

2

July 1,
1974

1

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

Trade or occupation

3

Insur­
ance

4

1

Pension

Pressmen, cylinder—
Continued
O ffset—Continued
Sheet-fed—
Continued
4 -c o lo r................................
Roll-fed:
A ll press ............................
Class A ..............................
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................

1

$
7.541

$
7.861

35

26 to 28

1

4%

74 /10tf

1
1
74 1
/10?

4%

74 /10?

74110?

4%

7.657

35

7.541

7.861

35

7.726

8.046

35

7.810

8.130

7.935

8.256

35

74 /10tf

7.968

8.288

35

74 /10?(

8.073

8.393

35

8.253

8.573

35

8.313

8.633

35

35

25x38

2

2

3

Insur­
ance

'4

Pension

271/10?

8.073

8.393

35

8.157

8.477

35

8.173
8.396
8.546
7.846

8.513

35

8.716

35

86
.8 6
8.166

35
35

$
8.384

$
8.992

35

262/5tf

7.839
17.343

8.561
7.972

35
35

262/5tf 2 7 1/10tf
262/5<f 271/10tf

7.243
7.532

7.822
8.447

35
35

262/5<< 271 Otf
262/5<f 271/10<*

1

1
74 1
/10?
74 1 tf
/I0
74 1
/10<*
1
74 1
/1O0
74 /I0 tf

1
74 1
/10tf
74 1
/10tf
74 1
/10^

74 /10tf

/1

Lithography
4%

49 to 58

30 x 42
inches .....................................
-color w ith
feeder and
helper:
25 to 48
in che s.....................................
49 to 60
inches .....................................
-color w ith
feeder and
tender:
35 to 48
inches .....................................
49 to 60
inches .....................................
Over 60
inches .....................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

4%

74 /I0 tf

7.337

2 w ith
-color

1

Hours
per
week

B ook and jo b —
Continued

Lithography—Continued
Press operators, offset—Continued
-color w ith o u t feeder—
Continued

29 to 34
in che s.....................................
35 to 48

Rate
per
h our

PORTLAND, OR E G .-Continued

PITTSBURGH, P A.-C ontinued

27 to 30
inches .....................................

Rate
per
h ou r

July 1. 1975

4%

4%
4%
4%
4%

4%
4%

4%

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
-c o lo r............................................
-c o lo r............................................
4 -c o lo r............................................
5 -c o lo r............................................
Pressmen, offset:
-color:
Up to and including
26 inches ..............................
Up to and including
31 inches ..............................
Up to and including
50 inches ..............................
I
-color:
Up tc and including
50 inches; 22 x 34
inches; 35 x 45
inches .....................................
4-color:
Up to 40 in c h e s .....................
5 -c o lo r............................................
.Stripp e rs..............................................

1
2

8.297

8.783

35

507 /l0 tf

8.086
8.297
8.086

8.571
8.783
8.571

35
35
35

5O /1O0
507 /10<f
5O /1O0

6.945
7.096
7.163
7.299

7.416
7.567
7.634
7.770

35
35
35
35

507 / i <
f
507 /l0 tf
507/iO<f
507 /l0 tf

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.946

8.431

35

507/1 Otf

4%

8.046

8.531

35

507 /l0</

4%

8.086

8.571

35

507/l0 tf

4%

8.356

8.843

35

507 /10?

4%

8.591
8.883
8.086

9.077
9.369
8.571

35
35
35

507/lO tf
507 / i <
f
50 /10

4%
4%
4%

7
7

0

4%.
4%
4%
4%

1

2

0
7 4

4%
4%
4%

PROVIDENCE, R.l.
Book and job

P O R TLA ND ,O RE G .

Compositors, h a n d ............................
' Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers..................................

Book and job
Bookbinders:
Agreement A :
Journeymen 1 .........................
Journeymen II .......................
Agreement B:
Bookbinders 1 .........................
Bookbinders I I .......................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
M achinists-operators..................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants (roll fe d ) ..................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Offset:
Sheet-fed:
-c o lo r................................
-c o lo r................................

1
2

6.585
4.058

7.832
4.837

35
35

262/5?
262/5tf

7.440
4.840

35
35

262/5tf
262/5«

271/10<?
271/
!

17.243
17.782
6.609
6.609
6.752
6.609
6.350
8.086
5.794
7.243

7.822
8.477
7.847
7.847
7.990
7.847
6.350
8.571
6.258
7.822

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

262/5tf
262/5<<
262/5<f
262/5tf
262/5<f
262/5<f
3%
5O /1O0
262/5tf
262/5<<

271/I0 tf
2 7 1/10<*
271/I0 tf
271h <
f
2 7 1/10?
2 7 1/I0 tf
3%
4%
271/10tf
271/I0 tf

Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
Press operators, p la te n .....................

271/10<?
2 7 1/10tf

17.100
14.610

4.900
4.900
4.900
7.442

37
37
37

1/2
1/2
1/2

*
*
*

7.964

35

321/10tf

4.860
4.860

44.860
4
4.860

37 112
37

*

6.660
6.913
6.660
6.913

7.267
7.557
7.267
7.557

6.660

7.267

6.913
7.466

7.557
7.654

G ra vu re .........................................
Photoengravers — nightwork .........

7.714
7.726

8.966
7.973

35

37

321/10tf
299 /10<f

G ra vu re .........................................
Press operators, web — daywork

8.279

9.623

333/4

321/10<*

6.773
6.966

7.253
7.456

37
37

1/2

133/I0 tf
133/10tf
133 /10<*
143 /10tf
+ 3%
133 /10tf
133/10tf

Newspaper

7.243
7.839

4

7.822
8.207

35
35

7

19
0
0

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
! Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............

262/5«

271/I0 tf
2154 271/10?

2
6

See footnotes at end of table.




4
4.900
44.900
4
4.900

67

Gravure .........................................

1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
37 1
/2
/2
37 1
37 1
/2

37
37
37
37

1/2
1/2
1/2

*

299 /10<f

*

%
2
%
2
2
%
2
%
2
%
2
%
133 /io tf
+ 3%
4%
133 /10tf
+ 3%
4%
133/10tf
253/ i0

4

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, hours, an d e m p lo ye r c ontrib utions to fu n d s : S e le cte d c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h ou r

1

July 1.
1974

July 1,1 9 75
Rate
per
h our

1

Hours
per
week

2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits

Trade or occupation

3 1

Insurance

4

1

Pension

$
7.040
7.140

$
7.546
7.630

371/2
371/2

6.907
7.366

7.387
7.856

37
37

7.174
7.540
6.592
6.856

7.680
8.030
7.055
7.338

*

133/1O0
253/1O0

*

1/2
1/2
37 1
/2

133/1O0
253/1O0

*

371/2
371/2
37

Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Agreement A —Continued
Rotary —
Conti n ued
Assistants—Continued
Grade B .......................
Feeder ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement A ................................
R o t a r y .....................................
Kluge .......................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C:
In-charge ................................
O ffs e t.......................................

133/1O0
253/1O0

1/2

Lithography
7.690
6.552
7.333

8.090
6.952
7.733

35
35
35

7.690
7.022

8.090
7.422

35
35

6.563

6.963

35

7.256
6.963

7.656
7.363

35
35

3
3
3
/1O0
39 3
39 3
/1O0
39 3 0
/lO
39 3
/1O0
39 3
/1O0

5.765
5.930

6.165
6.330
6.412

35
35
35

39 /1O0
39 /1O0
39 /1O0

3%
3%
3%

6.400
6.480

35
35

39S/1O0

3%
3%

6.141
6.516

6.541
6.916

35
35

39 /lO 0
39 /1O0

3%
3%

Artists .................................................
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Platemakers .......................................

6 12
.0
60
.0 0

39 /1O0
39 /1O0
39 /1O0

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Press operators-in-charge d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................

3%
3%

3
3
3
39 3
/1O0
3
3

9

6.963
7.127
7.608

7.363
7.527
8.008

35
35
35

39 /1O0
39S/1O0
39S/1O0

7.690
7.961

8.090
8.361

35
35

39 /1O0
39 /1O0

3%
3%

8.372
8.836

8.772
9.236

35
35

39S/1O0

3%
3%

6.963
7.550

7.363
7.950

35
35

6.199
7.139

6.599

35

3
3
39 3
/1O0

$

$
2.820
2.680
2.876
3.145

3.060
3.180
3.970
4.530

40
40
383/4
371/2

*

3.360
2.930
3.360
3.460

3.470
4.160
3.470
4.550

40
40
40
383 /4

*
*
*

4.138
3.966

5.832
5.609

371/2
37112

*
*

131 /30
131/30

5.577

5.907

3 7 12

1

*

*
*

*

121/2
0
12 /2
10
140
l 3 1/30

121/2
0
121/2
0
12 /2
10
140

4.394
4.394
4.394
7.430
6.143

4.550
4.550
4.550
7.920
6.572

383/4
383/4
383 /4
35
35

*
*

6.173

371/2

6.244

6.573

371/2

*

*

6.464

6.827

37 V

*

*

5.885
5.885
5.885
5.885

6.537
6.537
6.537
6.537

35
35
35
35

*
*
*
*

*
*
*
*

3.166
3.404
3.170

3.518
3.878
3.610

361/4
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4

*
*
/ O

303/100
163 /50
2O /1O0

5.654
5.459
4.960

6.254
6.219
5.400

361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4

6.433
6.785

35
35

5.682
5.705
5.705

6.344
6.190
6.190

3 6 1/4
371/2
40

*

160
150

5.682
5.705
5.705
7.983

361/4
371/2
40
35
35
3 6 1/4

34 /10

4.829

6.344
6.190
6.190
8.318
9.303
5.285

4.371
4.829
t4 .6 0 9
4.780

4.784
5.285
5.044
5.044

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
35

2O /1O0
203/100
2O /1O0
/i

2

Book and job

0/
0

3
3
/1O0
39 3
39 3 0
/lO

39 /1O0
39 /lO 0

*
*
*

5 .5 9 7 t

*

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

3%
3%

Book and job

129/100
12 /1O0
129/100

9

* i
3%

2.820

3.060

40

*

121/2
0

2.930

3.180

40

*

121/2
0

Bindery workers (Journeyman II):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Bookbinders (Journeymen I):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Camera operators:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers, o th e r.......................
C o lo r..............................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Platen:
Hand .......................................
A utom atic ..............................
Duplex ..........................................
Offset ............................................

See footnotes at end of table.




4

Pension

3%
3%
3%

RICHMOND, V A .

Compositors, hand . .
Machine operators . .
Machine tenders
Photoengravers:
Agreement A . . . .
Agreement B . . . .
Press assistants and
feeders:
Agreement A . . . .
Rotary:
Assistants:
Grade A

3

Insur­
ance

Newspaper

3%

Strippers..............................................

1

2

2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits

Lithography

6.080

1

2

1

Hours
per
week

Book and jo b -C o ntin ue d

Newspaper-C on tinu e d

Artists ..................................
M a p ...................................
Retouchers .....................
Camera operators:
C o lo r ................................
Black and white halftone
Black and w hite line and
contact .........................
Platemakers:
P hotocom posers............
Vacuum fra m e ................
Press assistants and feeders:
- color:
To 54 inches..............
To 58 inches..............
To 76 inches..............
- color:
To 58 inches..............
To 76 in ches..............
4-color:
To 58 inches..............
To 76 in ches..............
Press operators, offset:
- color:
To 54 in ches..............
To 58 inches..............
To 76 in ches..............
- color:
To 58 inches..............
To 76 in ches..............
4-color:
To 58 in ches..............
To 76 inches..............
Second:
To 58 inches..............
To 76 in ches..............
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ..............
C o lo r................................

Rate
per
hour

RICHMOND, V A .—
Continued

PROVIDENCE, R .I.-C o ntin u ed

Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .......................................
G ra vu re .......................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk .........................................
Gravure .......................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .......................................
Gravure .......................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ................
Stereotypers — nightwork ...........

Rate
per
h our

July 1, 1975

68

12 1 0 7
7
* 3O3
/1O0
*
l6 3 /50
12 / 1O0 2O7/1O0
7
211/ 1O0 250
21 1
/1O0
250
34 3
/1O0
273 /50
3 0

364 /50
364 /50
209/100

273 /50
160
150
4%
4%
173/1O0

3
3
211 0
0

173/100
173/100
173 /1O0
250

*

T a b le 16.

W a g e rates, hours, and e m p lo ye r contrib utions to fu n d s: S elected c itie s -C o n tin u e d

(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Rate
per
hou r1

Trade or occupation

Pension

ROCHESTER, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance-4

Pension

ROCHESTER, N .Y .-C o ntin ue d

Book and job-C o ntin ue d

July 1, 1975

Book and jo b-C o ntin ue d

Pressmen, cylinder:
Agreement A:
Duplex A ................................
O ffset17 x 22 inches .......................
21 x 28, 22 x 29, and
22 x 34 inches .....................
2-color, 22 x 34, 25 x 38
inches .....................................
Offset:
2 Kelly A, B, or C; 2 Kelly
horizontals or verticals.
Miehle unit; Miller Sim­
plex, 2 Miller Majors
2 cylinders; 2 M.A.N.
P o ly ..................................
1-M.A.N. P o ly ..................
Kelly A or B; Miehle vertical; Little G ia n t..............
Kelly C ..............................
T.W. Miller 21 x 28
inches ..............................
Agreement B:
Miehle vertical; Kelly B or C .
Pressmen, platen:
1 to 3 h a n d -fe d ............................
2 a u to m a tic s ................................
Stripper ..............................................

$

$

5.823

6.153

361/4

5.531
6.253

5.837
6.599

35
35

211/I ogf
211/10tf

254
254

6.269

6.615

35

211/10 <
f

25*

6.530

6.891

35

211/10tf

254

203 /l0 tf

173 / i ogf

5.543
5.347

5.858
5.651

361/4
361/4

203 /10tf
203 /10?

173/I0 tf
173 /10tf

5.347
5.445

5.651
5.753

361/4
361/4

203 /10tf
203 /lO tf

5.979

361/4

203 / i0 ^

5.410

361/4

5.651
5.858
6.433

361/4
361/4
35

202I54 173/I0 tf
202/5? 173/I0 tf
211 /10 4
254

Mailers —daywnrk
...
...
Mailers —nightwnrk
....
Phntnengravers —riaywnrk .........
Phntnengravers —nightwnrk
Pressmen, web - d a y w o rk ..............

Proccrrmn tA/oh _ nightiA/nrk
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers - d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rlack anrl w h ite............................
C o lo r..............................................

P|atpmakers

.........................

Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
99 y 34 inches . . .
2-color:
25 x 48 inches and 30 x 39
inches .....................................
35 x 45 inches and 42 x 48
in che s.....................................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches and 42 x 58
inches.....................................
72 inches and o v e r ................
5-color:
42 x 58 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Pressmen, offset:
1-c o lo r...........................................

4%
4%
4%

9.211
8.275

10.057
9.121

35
35

364/5tf
364/5?

4%
4%

9.211
8.275

10.057
9.121

35
35

364 /5?
364 /5tf

4%
4%

9.483
8.497

10.329
9.343

35
35

364 /5gf
364 /5<f

4%
4%

10.136
9.015
8.260

10.981
9.861
9.108

35
35
35

364 /5?
364 /5tf
364 /5<f

4%
4%
4%

5.952
_

6.659
6.769

35
35

667 /i0 tf
667 /l0 ?

254
25

4.900
7.000

5.240
7.486
7.536
7.535
7.535
7.932
7.629
7.536
7.536
7.536
7.927
7.536
7.536

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

4 6 1/10?
4 6 1/I0 tf
667 /10tf
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf
51
667/l0 ?
7/ l
667 /1
667/ l0 tf
667 /10tf
667 /10tf

25
25
25
25
25
25
4%
25
25
25
25

Book and job

6.681
6.921
6.861
6.921
6.300
6.540
7.068
7.308
6.290
6.530
6.550
6.790
6.681
6.921

7.188
7.428
7.188
7.428
6.810
7.050
7.641
7.881
7.180
7.420
7.450
7.690
7.188
7.428

371/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

37* 1
2
371/2
371/2
37 11
2

37*12
37*/2
37*12
37* 12
37*12
37*12

331/5tf
331/5?

33*1*4
331154

53/5<jf
53 /5tf
53 /5?
53 /5<*

*
234
*
234
*
3%
*
3%
* 293/l0 tf
* 293/ i o ?
*

293 / i o <
*

8.743
8.260
8.743
8.260

Assistant, platen press .....................

Assistant nffset press

...

Bookbinders:
Journeymen I I ..............................
Journeymen I ..............................
Cameraman..................................
Compositions h a n d .........................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........

Photoengravers..................................
Platemakers .......................................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Pressmen, o ff s e t ................................
Pressmen, color offset .....................

Pressman platan................................
Stripper ............................................

6.829
6.829
7.170
7.542
6.828
6.828
7.220
6.828

4
6 04
6
0
4

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
254
25 4

* 293/l0 ?
494/5tf
494 /5tf

28

4
4

Newspapers

28

9.589

35

364 /5tf

4%

9.108
9.589
9.108

35
35
35

364 /5tf
364/5tf
364 /5?

4%
4%
4%

4
4

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightw ork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —

7.224
7.396
7.224
7.396

8.538
8.738
8.538
8.738

35
30
35
30

4 6 1/10
4 6 1/10
461 /10tf
4 6 1/10tf

7.367

8.680

35

4 6 1/10tf

4
4
4
4
50 4

nightwork .......................................
Mailers —dayw ork............................
Mailers —nightwork.........................
Photoengravers —d a y w o rk ..............
—nightwork .........
Pressmen web —d a y w o rk ..............
Pressmen, web —n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge —daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge —nightw ork . . .
Stereotypers —daywork..................
Stereotypers —nightwork ..............

7.539
6.742
6.886
6.967
7.969
7.210
7.380
8.290
8.490
7.079
7.221

8.881
8.057
8.228
8.257
9.277
8.570
8.770
9.860
10.030
8.457
8.628

30
35
35
35
33.8
35
35
35
35
35
35

4 6 1/10tf

504

7.682

7.852

35

593 /10tf

6%

7.617
8.01C
7.519

7.787
8.180
7.689

35
35
35

593 /10tf
593 /10tf
593 /10tf

6%
6%
6%

7.740

35

4%
364 /5gf
Photoengravers

6.894

7.740

35

364 /5<f

4%

7.005

7.851

35

364 /5?

4%

7.079
7.288

7.925
8.134

35
35

364 /5?
364/5tf

4%
4%

7.695
6.869

10.541
7.771

35
35

364 /5tf
364 /5<*

4%
4%

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Blank and w h ite ............................

7.893

8.739

35

364 /5tf

4%

Color ............................................
Platemakers .......................................

_
_

50
50
50
50

_
3%
3%

Lithography

6.883

See footnotes at end of table.




364/5tf
364 /5<f
364/5tf

SACRAMENTO, C A LIF.

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:

35
35
35

0
4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand - daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightw ork . ..

$
9.182
9.232
9.306

163 /5gf

5.347
5.543
_

8.336
8.387
8.460

173/ i O
gf

5.080

$

173/1
173/10tf

5.658

Pressmen, offset—
Continued
2-color:
25 x 48 inches and 30 x 39
inches .....................................
35 x 45 inches .......................
42 x 58 inches .......................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
42 x 58 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
72 inches and over:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
5-color:
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
S trippers..............................................

69

-

4

4 6 1/10
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf
4 6 1/10tf

_

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-tim e weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same for both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3 1

Trade or occupation

InsurPension
ance* 1

SACRAMENTO, C A L IF .-C on tin ue d

$
6.127
6.209
6.225
6.264
6.264

35
35
35
35
35

593 /1 0 *
593 / l0 *
593 /1 0 *
593 /1 0 *
593 / l0 *

6%
6%
6%
6%
6%

6.144

6.264

35

593 / i o *

6%

6.144
6.104
6.359

6.264
6.225
6.479

35
35
35

593 / i o *
593 / i o *
593 ,'10*

6%
6%
6%

6.105

6.225

35

59 s /10 *

6%

6.945
7.218
7.491
7.764

7.115
7.388
7.661
7.934

35
35
35
35

593 / l0 *
593 / l0 *
593 / i 0*
593 / i0 *

6%
6%
6%
6%

7.088

7.258

35

59 s /10 *

6%

7.519

7.689

35

593 / i o *

6%

7.617
7.764

7.787
7.934

35
35

59 s /10 *
593 /10 *

6%
6%

7.617

7.787

35

593 / l0 *

6%

8.076

8.246

35

59S/1 0 *

6%

8.076
7.617

8.246
7.787

35
35

593 / i o *
593 / i 0#

6%
6%

8.076
7.617

8.246
7.787

35
35

593 /iO *
593 / l0 *

6%
6%

7.945
7.519

8.115
7.689

35
35

593 / io *
593 / l0 *

6%
6%

8.076

8.246

35

59S/10 *

Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers...................................
Rotogravure ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
2, 3, or 4 hand-fed platen;
2 automatic-fed platen and
1 hand-fed platen; or
1 automatic-fed job
cylinder, 221 /4 inches and
under and 2 hand-fed platen . .
2 automatic cylinder, over
2 2 1/4 inches up to 38 112 inches
inclusive, 1 or 2 automatic
cylinder, over 38 112 inches up
to 65 inches inclusive; or 1
2-color automatic cylinder.
over 38 112 inches but less
than 68 inche s............................
1 2-color cylinder, 68 inches
and over .....................................
Web:
1 auto speed fle x - 2 rolls and
1 rubber plate, not over
26 inches ..............................
2 rubber plate, not over
26 inches ..............................
Offset:
1-color, through 77 inches;
2-color, through 77 inches;
4-color, through 77 inches;
web-fed, 2-unit (4-plate),
through 36 inches; and
web-fed, 4-unit (8-plate),
through 36 in ches................
Press operators, cylinder:

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

6%

8.371
7.682

8.541
7.852

35
35

593 / l0 *
593 / i o *

8.543
7.852

35
35

593 / i o *
593 /1 0 *

6%
6%

9.228
8.397
7.519

9.398
8.567
7.689

35
35
35

5?3 / i0 *
593 / i o *
593 / i0 *

inches and under and 2 handfed platen; 1 autom atic job,
22 112 inches and under and
1 automatic-fed platen; or
1 new e ra .....................................
1 or 2 automatic, over 2 2 11
2
inches up to 3 8 112 inches
inclusive; 1 or 2 automatic
over 38 11 inches up to 65
2
inches inclusive; or 1 2-color
automatic, over 38 112 inches
but less than 68 inches ............
1 2-color automatic, 3 8 11
2
inches and u n d e r.......................
1 2-color, 68 inches and o v e r . . .
Web:
1 auto speed fle x — 1
or 2 r o lls ................................

6%
6%

8.371
7.682

6%
6%
6%

3.840
6.080
6.330

4.190
6.530
6.780

35
35
35

9 1/2%
9 1/2%
9 112%

$
6.450
7.420
5.300

$
7.050
7.530
5.900

7 361/4
7 36 114
361/4

6.450
7.420

7.050
7.530

7 361/4
7 361/4

6.450
7.420
6.800
6.860
7.360

7.050
7.530
7.500
7.540
7.764

7 361/4
7 361/4
3 7 1/2
35
35

4.500

4.880

35

50*

152 /3 *

5.650

6.030

35

50*

152/3 *

5.710

6.090

35

50*

152 /3 *

5.160

5.540

35

50*

152 /3 *

5.260

5.640

35

50*

152/3 *

6.110

6.490

35

50*

152 /3 *

6.130

6.510

35

50*

152 /3 *

6.370

6.750

35

50*

152 /3 *

6.500
6.470

6.880
6.830

35
35

50*
50*

152/3 *
152 /3 *

6.370

6.750

35

50*

152 /3 *

6.600

6.980

35

50*

152 /3 *

50*

152/3 *

*

202 /3 *
162 /3 *
134/5*
202/3 *
162 /3 *

*
*
182/5 *
93/4%

202 /3 *
162/3 *
262/3 *
63 /4%
63/4%

1 or 2 automatic, 2 2 1 /2 inches
and under; 1 automatic, 22 112

1 or 2 rubber plate forms.
not over 26 inches ..............
Offset:
Single-color:
Up to 14 inches inclusive .
Over 14 up to 19 inches
inclusive .........................
Over 19 up to 36 inches
inclusive .........................

Book and job
33/4%
33 /4%
33 /4%

See footnotes at end of table.




Hours
per
week2

Book and jo b —
Continued
$
6.007
6.089
6.105
6.144
6.144

ST. LOUIS, MO.

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Combination w o rk e rs ................

Rate
per
hour1

ST. LOUIS, MO.—Continued

Lithography-C ontinued
Press assistants and feeders:
Single c o lo r ..................................
2- c o lo r ......................................
3- c o lo r .......................................
4- c o lo r .......................................
Up to 77 inches .....................
5- color:
Up to 68 inches .....................
Up to 77 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
Continuous fe e d ................................
4-unit, eight plate web perfect­
ing, 36 x 223/4 inches or
la rg e r............................................
Pressmen, offset:
1 unit, 1 plate cylinder ..............
2 unit, 2 plate cylinder ..............
3 u nit, 3 plate cylinder ..............
4 u nit, 4 plate cylinder ..............
1 1" by 18", 1-unit, 1 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith cu t-off
or re w in d .....................................
111/2 " by 17", 2-unit, 2
plate cylinder w ith sheeter . . .
2 2 " by 26” , 2-unit, 2 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind . .
W ith folder or sheeter...........
17” by 3 1 ", 3-unit, 3 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind . .
223 /4 ” by 361 12", 4-unit,
4 plate cylinder, in - lin e ............
1 8 " by 22112", 4-unit, 4
plate cylinder, in-line:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
171 12" by 2 6 ", 5-unit, 5
plate cylinder, in-line w ith
folder or sheeter:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
When operating only 1 or 2 units:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
239 / l 6 " by 38” , 3-unit, 6
plate cylinder, perfecting, w ith
folder .........................................
223 / 4 " to 239 /1 6 " by
3 6 " to 3 9 ", 4-unit, 8 plate
cylinder perfecting, w ith
oven and up to 2 folders:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
223/ 4 " to 239/ l 6 " by
3 6 " to 3 9 ", 5-unit, 10
plate cylinder, w ith oven and
folder:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
4 3 " by 6 4 ", 4-unit, 8 plate
cylinder, w ith oven and folder
and up to 4 packing stations:
First pressman .......................
Second pressman ..................
S trip pe rs..............................................

Rate
per
h ou r1

July 1, 1975

70

5.870

6.250

35

6.280

6.670

35

50*

152 /3 *

6.710

7.090

35

50*

152/3 *

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

ST. LOUIS, MO.—Continued

Rate
per
h our1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance1
4

Pension

ST. LOUIS, MO.—Continued

Book ani. jo b —
Continued

Lithography-C ontinued

Press operators, cylinder—
Continued
Offset —
Con ti n ued
Over 36 up to 52 inches
inclusive .........................
Over 52 up to 58 inches

Press operators, offset:
1-color:
Through 19 in c h e s ................
Over 19 through 36 inches . .
Over 36 through 52 inches . .
Over 52 through 58 inches . .
59 inrh(>< anri ni/pr
2-color:
Through 20 in c h e s ................
Over 20 through 36 inches ..
Over 36 through 58 inches . .
Over 58 through 78 inches . .
4-color:
Through 42 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Over 42 through 78 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Web-fed (forms):
1 7 x 2 6 inches .......................
22 x 26 inches .......................
I
22 x 34 inches .......................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
7.210

35

50?

152 /3?

6.930
Over 58 up to 77 inches
inclusive .........................
Two-color:
Up to 14 inches inclusive .
Over 14 up to 35 inches
inclusive .........................
Over 35 up to 58 inches
inclusive .........................
Over 58 up to 77 inches
inclusive .........................
Four-color:
Up to 38 inches inclusive:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Over 38 inches up to
77 inches inclusive:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Press operators, platen:
1 or 2, hand-fed............................
3 or 4, hand-fed............................

$
6.830

7.310

35

50?

152/3?

7.060

7.440

35

50?

152/3?

6.340

6.720

35

50?

152 /3?

7.060

7.440

35

50?

152/3?

7.410

7.790

35

50?

152/3?

7.490

7.870

35

50?

152/3?

8.020
7.050

8.400
7.430

35
35

50?
50?

152 /3?
152/3?

8.340
7.170

8.720
7.550

35
35

50?
50?

152 /3?
152/3?

5.690
5.980

6.360
6.360

35
35

50?
50?

7.760
8.260
7.760
8.260

8.540
9.070
8.540
9.070

361/4
35
361/4
35

*

*

33 1134
33 1134
33 1134
331 /3?

93/4%
93/4%
93/4%
93/4%
93/4%

63/4%
63/4%
63/4%
63/4%
63/4%

6.300
7.080
7.450
7.520

7.020
7.800
8.170
8.240

35
35
35
35

93 /4%
9 3/4%
92/4%
93/4%

63/4%
63/4%
63 /4%
63/4%

8.100
7.060

8.820
7.780

35
35

93 /4%
93/4%

63 /4%
63/4%

8.440
7.180

9.160
7.900

35
35

93/4%
93/4%

63 /4%
63 /4%

6.780
6.780
6.970
6.820

7.500
7.500
7.690
7.540

35
35
35
35

93/4%
93/4%
93/4%
93/4%

63/4%
63 /4%
63/4%
63/4%

7.760

8.540

361/4

*

33 1134

9.710
8.850
4.700
4.700
7.850
8.850

10.490
9.560
5.220
5.220
8.480
9.560

35
35
40
40
35
35

3 9 1/2?
391/2?

3 112%
3 1/2%

8.260
6.714
7.294
7.428
8.155

9.070
7.500
8.000
8.438
9.277

35
3 7 1/2
35
361/4
35

*
364/5?
364/5?
9%
9%

3 3 1/3?
262/3?
262 /3?
3%
3%

7.691

8.110

371 /2

46?

6.021
6.141
6.021
6.141

6.450
6.570
6.450
6.570

361/4
3 6 1/4
361/4
361/4

-

8.192

8.610

35

46?

8.358

8.780

371/2

46?

8.906

9.330

35

46?

6.159

6.450

361/4

-

273/5?

6.279
5.591
5.660

6.570
5.882
5.891

361/4
361/4
361 /4

-

273/5?
62 /3?
62/3?

7.300

8.020

35

93 /4%

6.820
7.450
6.820

7.540
8.170
7.540

35
35
35

93/4%
93/4%
93/4%

6.047

6.472

361/4

_

_

6.184

6.608

361/4

_

_

6.598

7.118

361/4

-

-

-

-

Book and job
Camera operators:
C o lo r..............................................
Halftone .......................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Platemakers .......................................
S trippers..............................................

Compositors, hand - daywork
....
33 1134
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork
....
331/3?
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
33 1134
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
33 1134
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web 63 /4%
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
63 /4%
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
63 /4%
Press operators-in-charge —
63/4%
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
63/4%
,
Lithography
63 /4%

6.060
6.110

6.780
6.830

35
35

9 3/4%
93/4%

6.060

6.780

35

93/4%

63/4%

6.210
6.060
6.110

6.930
6.780
6.830

35
35
35

93/4%
93/4%
93/4%

63/4%
63 /4%
63 /4%

6.250
6.110
6.060

6.970
6.830
6.780

35
35
35

93/4%
93/4%
93/4%

-

391/2?
3 9 1/2?

-

_
3 1/2%
3 1/2%

Newspapers

63/4%
63/4%
63 /4%

Camera operators:
Color separation
.........................
Halftone .......................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press operators, offset:
1-color:
1 4 x 2 0 inches .......................
1 7 x 2 2 inches .......................
21 x 28 inches .......................
22 x 34 inches .......................

See footnotes at end o f table.




35
35
35
35
35

SALT LAKE CITY , UTAH

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Camera operators:
Line and halftone .......................
Color separation .........................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
1-color:
Through 58 in c h e s ................
59 inches and o v e r ................
2-color:
Through 38 in c h e s ................
Over 36 through 38 inches
(when running 2 man
complement) .......................
Over 38 through 58 inches . .
59 inches and o v e r ................
4-color:
Through 42 in c h e s ................
Over 42 in c h e s .......................
Web-fed (te rm s)............................

$
6.500
7.400
7.540
7.650
7.800

152 /3?
152 /3?

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) n iq h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers - d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Press operators-in-charge n ig h tw o rk .........................................

$
5.780
6.680
6.820
6.930
7.080

71

—
-

-

273/5?
273/5?
273 /5?
273 /5?

6.736

7.270

361/4

6.570
6.380
6.070

7.160
6.890
6.560

37^2
371/2
371/2

364/5?
364/5?
364/5?

31 12%
3 1/2%
3*/2%

5.150
5.640
5.770
6.250

5.560
6.090
6.230
6.750

371 /2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

364/5?
. 364 /5?
364/5?
364/5?

31/2%
3 1/2%
3 1/2%
31/2%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour*

July 1,
1974

July 1 .1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
1
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

SAN DIEGO, C A LIF.

S ALT LAKE C ITY , U T A H Continued

Book and job
Lithography—
Continued
Press operators, offset—Continued
2-color:
To 59 in ches............................
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................

$
6.770

$
7.310

2
37* 1

6.070
6.380

6.560
6.890

3 7*/2
37 112

SAN A N TO N IO , TEX.
Book and job
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine o p e ra to rs ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and fee d ers..............
Platen ............................................
Offset ............................................
Press operators, c y lin d e r..................
Offset:
1-color:
20 x 30 in che s..................
31 x 42 in che s..................
43 x 48 inche s..................
Press operators, p la te n .....................

4.665
4.665
4.665
5.267
4.189
3.897
4.030
4.813

5.052
5.052
5.052
5.827
4.454
4.170
4.299
5.059

37 3/4
373/4
37 3/4
371/2
383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4

4.813
4.879
5.012
4.638

5.059
5.123
5.253
4.889

383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ...........................
Mailers - n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................

5.280
5.427
5.280
5.427

5.680
5.830
5.680
5.830

5.280

5.680

5.427
4.788
4.921
5.267
5.440

5.830
4.921
5.050
5.827
6.000

371/2
371/2
37* /2
37*/2
37* 12
'
37*/2
37*/2
37*/2
37* 12
37* 12

5.147

5.541

3 7 * /2

5.294

5.610

37*/2

5.680

6.300

37*/2

5.827

6.410

37* 12

4.880
4.880
4.880

4.880
4.880
4.880

383/4
383/4
383/4

4.430
4.330

4.430
4.330

383/4
383/4

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
W e b ................................................
S heet-fed.......................................
Press operators — offset:
J o b ................................................
Sheet-fed:
Up to 30 in c h e s .....................
Over 30 in c h e s .......................
Web:
F ir s t .........................................
Second .....................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

4.880

4.880

383/4

4.880
5.020

4.880
5.020

383/4
383/4

5.230
4.880
4.880

5.230
4.880
4.880

383/4
383/4
383/4

Bookbinders:
Journeymen A ..............................
Journeymen B ..............................
Cameramen .......................................
364 /50
3* 12%
Compositors, h a n d ............................
D u plicato rs.........................................
364/50
3* 12%
Machine operators ............................
364/50
3* 12%
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Platen ............................................
Offset:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2- and 4 -c o lo r.........................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
2 presses .......................................
Offset:
Single color:
To 19 in c h e s .....................
To 30 in c h e s .....................
3*/4%
To 50 in c h e s .....................
3* /4%
3*/4%
Over 50 in ches..................
—
Two color:
To 19 in c h e s .....................
3*/4%
Over 19 in ches..................
3*/4%
Four color:
3* 14%
3*/4%
First pressmen...................
Second pressmen..............
Pressmen, p la te n
................................
3*/4%
S trip pe rs..............................................
3* 14%
3*/4%
Newspaper
3*/4%
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightw ork . ..
8*
8*
Machine tenders (machinists) 80
d a y w o rk ............................................
80
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
84
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
84
1 7*/20
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
12 4
17*/20
Pressmen-in-charge - daywork . . . .
12 4
Pressmen-in-charge — nightw ork . . .
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............
Lithography
Cameramen:
Agreement A :
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Agreement B:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
3%
Platemakers:
3%
Agreement A ................................
3%
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
3%
1-c o lo r............................................
3%
2 -c o lo r............................................
4-color ............................................
3%
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
3%
Up to 19 inches
3%
in c lu s iv e ................................
Up to 28 inches
3%
in clu sive .................................
3%
Up to 45 inches
3%
in clu s iv e ................................

See footnotes at end o f table.




72

$
6.714
4.532
7.916
7.086
5.346
7.086
7.086
7.916
6.109
5.543

$
7.117
4.804
8.646
7.428
6.192
7.428
7.428
8.646
6.358
5.769

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

313/10^
313 /1 o^f
3O3 /1O0
322/5 0
3O3 /1O0
322 /50
322 /50
303 / io 0
3O3 /1O0
3 0 3 /io tf

212 /50
212/50
143 /1O0
2 8 * /20
143/1O0
28* /20
25* 124
143 /1O0
143/1O0
143/ i 00

6.440
6.524
7.000
6.795

7.078
7.171
7.286
7.072

35
35
35
35

303/100
3O3/1O0
30s /100
3O3 /1O0

143/ i 00
143/1 00
143/1O0
143/1O0

6.252
7.916
8.089
8.192

6.750
8.646
8.824
-

35
35
35
35

3O3 / i o 0
30s /100
3O3 /1O0
3O3 / i o 0

143/ i 00
143 /1O0
143/1O0
143/1O0

6.466
8.366

6.964
9.124

35
35

3O3 / i o 0
3O3 /1O0

143/ i 00
143/1O0

8.610
8.192
6.692
7.916

9.383
8.941
6.965
8.646

35
35
35
35

3O3 / i o 0
3O3 / i o 0
303/100
3O3 /1O0

143/1O0
143 /1O0
143/1O0
143/1O0

6.643
6.821
6.643
6.821

7.828
8.007
7.828
8.007

35
35
35
35

147/1O0
147 /100
147 /1O0
147 /1 00

143/1O0
143 /1O0
143 / io 0
143 /1O0

6.643

7.828

35

147 /1O0

143 /1O0

6.821
6.470
6.650
6.714
6.893
7.286
7.464
6.750
6.929

8.007
7.441
7.620
6.714
6.893
7.286
7.464
7.950
7.930

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

147 /100 143/1O0
283 /50
1 4*/50
1 4 */50
283 /50
212/50
*
212/50
212/5 0
212 /50
212/50
212/50

8.038
8.174

8.931
9.079

35
35

32* /1O0
3 2 */iO 0

4%
4%

7.169
7.749

8.940
9.082

35
35

32* /1O0
32* /1 00

4%
4%

8.038
7.523

8.931
8.940

35
35

32* /100
32* /100

4%
4%

6.401
6.401
6.418

7.069
7.163
7.180

35
35
35

32* /1O0
32* /100
32* /100

4%
4%
4%

6.011

6.740

35

32* /100

4%

7.767

8.637

35

32* /100

4%

7.936

8.821

35

32* /1 00

4%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer c ontribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

SAN FRANCISCO, C A L IF .—
Continued

SAN DIEGO, C A L IF .-C on tin ue d
Lithography-C ontinued

Book and jo b-C o ntin ue d
Pressmen, offset—Continued
1-color—
Continued
Up to 47 inches
in clu sive ................................
Over 56 in c h e s .......................
2-color:
Up to 58 inches
in clu sive ................................
59 to 65 inches
in clu sive ................................
4-color:
Up to 68 inches
inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
69 to 73 inches
inclusive:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Process d ot etcher ............................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

$
8.038
8.107

$
8.931
9.006

Circular shops:
S trip pe rs..............................................
35
35

3 2 1/10?
321/10?

4%
4%

8.208

9.116

35

321 /10?

4%

8.378

9.299

35

321/10?

4%

8.447
8.038

9.374
8.932

35
35

321/10?
321/10?

4%
4%

8.766
8.211
8.174

9.719
9.116
9.079

35
35
35

321 /10?
321/10?
321/10?

4%
4%
4%

8.038
7.523

8.931
8.940

35
35

321/10?
321/10?

4%
4%

Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . . .
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Book and job
$
7.210
4.888
7.221
7.480

$
4 7.210
4 4.888
7.618
7.891

35
35
35
35

429 /l0 ?
429 /l0 ?
50?
50?

24S/10?
243 /l0 ?
3%
3%

7.536
7.150
7.110

7.878
7.617
4 7.1 10

35
35
40

55?
424 /5?
t35 ?

312 /5?
312 /5?
t1 8 4 /5?

7.536
7.150

7.878
7.617

35
35

55?
424 /5?

312 /5?
312 /5?

7.536
7.150
6.570
7.542

7.875
7.617
7.074
4 7.629

35
35
35
35

55?
424 /5?
571/4?
51?

312/5?
312 /5?
371/10?
4%

5.207
5.896
5.296

5.493
6.220
5.587

35
35
35

50?
50?
50?

3%
3%
3%

6.056
6.185
6.056
6.185
7.150

6.389
6.525
6.389
6.525
7.543

35
35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?
50?

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

5.999
7.086
7.314
7.480
7.480

6.329
7.476
7.743
7.891
7.891

35
35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?
50?

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

35
35
35
35
35
35

50?
50?
50?
50?
50?
50?

3%
3%
3%
3%

3 2 1/2

55?

343 /5?

6.143
7.283
7.401
7.559
7.559
6.678
7.766

6.471
7.684
7.808
7.975
7.975
7.046
9.108

3%
3%

35

50?

3%

7.881
8.052
7.881
8.052

8.539
8.738
7.539
8.738

35
35
35
35

55?
55?
55?
55?

379 /l0 ?
379 / i o ?
379 / i o ?
379 / i o ?

7.881

8.539

35

55?

379 / i o ?

8.052

8.738

35

55?

379/ i o ?

6.743
6.886

8.057
8.228

35
35

571/10?
571/10?

457/l0 ?
457/l0 ?

6.811
7.064
7.657

7.771
7.942
8.451

35
35
35

571/10?
571/10?
559 /10?

7.800
7.210
7.301
7.931
8.120
7.707
7.907

8.623
8.567
8.767
9.423
9.634
8.457
8.657

35
35
35
35
35
35
35

7.682

7.852

35

5 9 1/5?

6%

7.617
8.010
7.519

7.787
8.180
7.689

35
35
35

591/5?
591/5?
591/5?

6%
6%
6%

6.007
6.089
6.105

6.127
6.209
6.225

35
35
35

591/5?
591/5?
591/5?

6%
6%
6%

443/10?
443/l0 ?
4% +
212/5?
55S/1 0?
212/5?
579 /i0 ?
333/5?
579 /10?
33s /5?
57s /10?
333 /5?
579 /10?
333 /5?
55? 321/10?
55? 3 2 1/10?

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders:
S ingle -co lo r..................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
4 -c o lo r............................................
5-color:
Up to 68 inches .•..................
Up to 76 inches:
First fe e d e r.......................
Second fe e d e r..................
Continuous f e e d ..............
4-unit, eight place web per­
fecting, 35 x 223 /4 inches
or la rg e r................................
Pressmen, offset:
8 1/ 2 " by 14", and 8 1 / 2 " by
17” , in line:
1 u nit, 1 plate c y lin d e r.........
2 u nit, 2 plate c y lin d e r.........
3 u nit, 3 plate c y lin d e r.........
4 unit, 4 plate c y lin d e r.........
1 1" by 18", 1 u nit, 1 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith cu t-off
or re w in d .....................................
111/ 2 " by 17", 2 u nit, 2
plate cylinder w ith sheeter . . .
2 2 " by 2 6", 2 unit, 2 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind ..
1 7" by 3 1 ", 3 unit, 3 plate
cylinder, in-line w ith rewind . .
223 /4 " by 3611 2 " , 4 unit.
4 plate cylinder, in - lin e ............
1 8 " by 2211 2 " , 4 u nit, 4
plate cylinder, in-line:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................

See footnotes at end of table.




$
7.618

Newspaper
Compositor, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositor, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers:
Agreement A :
Daywork ................................
!
Nightw ork ..............................
Agreement B:
Daywork ................................
Nightw ork ..............................
Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............

SAN FRANCISCO, C A LIF.

Bookbinders:
Journeymen I ..............................
Journeymen I I ..............................
Cameramen .......................................
Process-color................................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
E le ctro typ e rs.....................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Letterpress:
P la te n .......................................
C y lin d e r...................................
Web .........................................
Offset:
4 color up thru 4 4 " ..............
4 5 " thru 7 0 " .........................
R m ln r 4 5 " — 7 0 "
7 1 " & o v e r ..............................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Offset:
Single color:
Up thru 1 5" .....................
18” thru 2 5 " .....................
2 6 " thru 3 2 " .....................
3 3 " thru 4 1 " .....................
4 2 " thru 6 0 " .....................
Two-color:
Up thru 1 5 " .....................
1 8" thru 2 5 " .....................
2 6 " thru 3 2 " .....................
3 3 " thru 4 1 " .....................
4 2 " thru 6 0 " .....................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................
S tereotypers.......................................

$
7.221

73

6.144

6.264

35

591/5?

6%

6.144
6.104
6.359

6.264
6.225
6.479

35
35
35

591/5?
591/5?
5 9 1/5?

6%
6%
6%

6.105

6.225

35

591/5?

6%

6.945
7.218
7.491
7.764

7.115
7.388
7.661
7.934

35
35
35
35

591/5?
591/5?
591/5?
591/5?

6%
6%
6%
6%

7.088

7.258

35

591 /5?

6%

7.519

7.689

35

591/5?

6%

7.617

7.787

35

591/5?

6%

7.617

7.787

35

591/5?

6%

8.076

8.246

35

591/5?

6%

8.076
7.617

8.246
7.787

35
35

591/5?
591/5?

6%
6%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,
1974

July 1 ,1 9 75
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 1
Insur­
ance41

Trade or occupation

Pension

SAN FRANCISCO, C A L IF .Continued

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1,1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 '
In s u r-, Pension
ante4 '

SCRANTON, PA.—
Continued
Newspapers—
Continued

Lithography—
Continued
Pressmen, offset—Continued

1
2

171 " by 2 6 ", 5 u nit, 5
plate cylinder, in-line, w ith
folder or sheeter:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
171 /2 " by 2 6 ", 5 u nit, 5
plate cylinder, in-line w ith folder or sheeter (operating only 1
or 2 units):
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
239 / l 6 " by 3 8 ", 3 u nit,
6 plate cylinder, perfecting.
w ith folder ................................
223 / 4 " to 239 / l 6 " by
3 6 " to 3 9 ", 4 u nit, 8 plate
cylinder, perfecting, w ith
oven, and up to 2 folders:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
223 / 4 " to 239 / l 6 " by 3 6 "
to 3 9 ", 5 u nit, 10 plate
cylinder, w ith oven and
folder:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ...................
4 3 " by 6 4 ", 4 unit, 8 plate
cylinder, w ith oven and
folder and up to 4 packing
stations:
First pressmen .......................
Second pressmen ..................
S trip pe rs..............................................

$
8.076
7.617

$
8.246
7.787

35
35

591154
591/5tf

6%
6%

$
6.91 Ot

$
7.406

361/4

*

16*154

7 .2 7 9t
6.91 Ot
7 .2 7 7t

7.793
7.407
7.791

35
361/4
35

*
*
*

17'174
16*154
171 174

7.160

7.540

35

32*174

4%

6.660
7.020

7.040
7.400

35
35

32*174
32*174

4%
4%

6.760
6.460

7.140
6.840

35
35

32*174
32*174

4%
4%

6.470
6.520
6.510

6.850
6.900
6.890

35
35
35

32*174
32*174
32*174

4%
4%
4%

4.370
6.940
6.870
6.870
6.974
7.365
8.250
5.380
5.540
5.380

4.850
7.700
7.610
7.610
7.717
7.365
8.750
5.970
6.150
5.970

35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35

4 0 1 154
4 0 1154

4 0 1/ i 0
4 0 1/10 4
4O1/1O0

6.820

7.610

35

4 0 1 /10

4

234

5.810

6.450

35

4 0 1/10 4

234

6.950

7.710

35

4 0 1/10?

25

7.110

7.890

35

4 0 1/10^

25

4
4

7.110

7.890

35

4 0 1 /10 4

25

4

7.330

8.140

35

4 0 1/10 4

25 4

7.500

8.330

35

4 0 1/10tf

234

7.472
7.678
7.472
7.615
7.678
7.821
7.223
7.394
7.981
8.267
7.470
7.640

8.080
8.285
8.080
8.222
8.285
8.428
7.223
7.394
8.753
8.981
8.185
8.357

33*/5
35 487/ l0 4
35 487 / l0 4
33*/54
33*154
35 487 /10d
35 487 /10tf
33*154
33*154
35 487 /10d
35 487 /10tf
33*/54
429/10 4
35
7*1104
35
7*1104 42*1104
*
35
351 154
*
33'154
35
* I
35
35
193 /I0 g

Lithography

7.945
7.519

8.115
7.689

35
35

591/5tf
5 9 1154

6%
6%

8.076

8.246

35

591 154

6%

8.371
7.682

8.541
7.852

35
35

591154
591154

6%
6%

Artists ................................................
Camera operators:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
Platemakers:
Photocomposers .........................
Vacuum fra m e ..............................
Press operators, offset:
1-color:
24 in c h e s ................................
29 inches ................................
S trip pe rs..............................................

8.371
7.682

8.543
7.852

35
35

591 154
5 9 1/5 4

6%
6%

S EATTLE, WASH.
Book and jo b

9.228
8.397
7.519

9.398
8.567
7.689

35
35
35

591154
591 154
591154

6%
6%
6%

SCRANTON, PA.
Book and job

Bindery workers (Journeymen II)
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
M achine.........................................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machinist - o p e ra to rs ................
Mailers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
2-color or p e rfe c to r.....................
Press operator, cylinder:
2-color p e rfe c to r.........................
1 or 2 presses to
56 in che s.....................................
Press operator, p la te n .......................

Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Stereotyperss - d a y w o rk ................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

*
*

*
*
*
*
*
*

3 .7 0 0t
4.917 t
4.991
5.244
5.244
5.640

4.067
5.284
5.358
6.083
6.083
6.542

371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

4.420
3.385
4.810
4.860

4.420
3.686
4.881
4.940

371
371
3 7 1/2
371 /2

*
*
*
*

*
*
*

1
2
1
2

*
*
*
*

5.610

5.730

3 7 1/2

*

5.500
5.500

5.610
5.610

371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*

207 / i o

4

*
*
*

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machinists-operators..................
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers...................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
M ulticolor assistants ...................
Offset assistants............................
Pressmen cylinder:
Letterpress ...................................
Offset:
1-color:
Under 20
inches ..............................
20 and up to
26 in c h e s .......................
26 and up to
41 inches .......................
2-color:
20 and under
26 in ch e s .........................
26 and under
41 in che s.........................
41 inches and
o v e r ...................................

17*1104
17*1104
33*154, 3211104
33*154 321/ i0 d
33*154 3 2 1/I0<f
79 / i o 4 429 /l0 «
361154

4

25

4
4

234
25

Newspaper
Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightw ork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................

*
*

16*154

6.910
7.103
6.910
7.103

7.407
7.600
7.407
7.600

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4
3 6 1/4

*

163 /5tf
163 154

7.020

7.517

361/4

*

16*154

7.213
5.917
6.107

7.710
6.911
7.101

361/4
35
35

*
*

163 /5gf
171 H
171
,

163/5*

4
14
1

See footnotes at end o f table.




74

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
M achinists-operators..................
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
M achinists-operators..................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers - d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers - nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web - n ig h tw o rk ............

4

&
1104

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1. 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

SEATTLE, WASH.—
Continued

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance 4

Pension

SOUTH BEND, IN D .-C on tinu e d

N ewspaper —
Conti nued

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975

Book and jo b —
Continued

Pressmen-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Pressmen-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

$
8.542

35

8.714
7.840
8.020

35
35
35

8.230
8.230
8.620
8.230

9.150
9.150
9.560
9.150

35
35
35
35

*
*
*
*

25%
25%
25%
25%

193/I0 tf
193 /10tf
193 /10tf
193 /10tf

8.230

9.150

35

*25%

193/10?

$
7.830
8.000
7.390
7.570

* 25%
* 25%
* 25%
* 25%

193/I0 tf
193 /10 g
f
193/I0 tf
193/10<?

Lithography
Artists ................................................
Cameramen .......................................
Cameramen .......................................
Platemakers .......................................
Photocomposing machine
ope ra tors.....................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Roll-fed 8 litho-plate
c y lin d e r.......................................
1-c o lo r............................................
M u ltic o lo r.....................................
4-color:
25 x 38 inches .......................
Pressmen offset:
Sheet-fed:
1-color:
Under 14 x 20
inches ................................
14 x 20 inches
to and in­
cluding 6
x 48 inches .....................
2-color:
20x41
inches ..............................
41 x 61
inches ..............................
4-color:
25 x 38
inches ..............................
Roll-fed:
2 litho-plate
c y lin d e r ................................
8 litho-plate
cylinder ................................
S trippers..............................................

8.230
6.870
7.060

9.250
7.740
7.940

3b
35
35

*25%
*25%
* 25%

193/10tf
193 /10?
193/10?

8.490

9.420

35

* 25%

193/10tf

Machine tenders (machinists):
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Cylinder or rotary, 2-color . . . .
Offset:
1-color:
Over 21 in ches..................
Over 41 in ches..................
2-color:
31 to 41 inches ................
2 over 31 inches ..............
4-color:
31 to 41 in c h e s ................
Pressmen, cylinder:
1-color, over 21 inches ..............
2 -c o lo r............................................
Job cylinder:
21 inches or u n d e r ................
Offset:
1-color:
21 inches or u n d e r............
22 to 31 in c h e s ................
31 to 41 inches ................
Over 41 in ches..................
2-color:
31 to 41 inches ................
4-color:
31 to 41 inches ................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................

7.130

8.010

35

* 25%

193 /10tf

8.230

9.150

35

*25%

9.520

35

*25%

193/10tf

9.670

35

* 25%

193 /10tf

8.890

9.840

35

*25%

193/I0 tf

8.230

9.150

35

*25%

193 /10?

8.890
8.230

9.840
9.150

35
35

*25%
*25%

193 /10?
193 /10<*

Compositors, hand:
D a y w o rk .......................................
N ig h tw o rk .....................................
Machine operators:
D a y w o rk .......................................
N ig h tw o rk .....................................
Machinists:
D a y w o rk .......................................
N ig h tw o rk .....................................
Pressmen, cylinder — daywork . . . .
Pressmen, cylinder — nightwork . . .

39
40

5.260

6.590

383/4

482/5<f

29 4

5.260
5.340

6.390
5.910

383/4
383/4

482/5tf
482/5tf

29 4
29 4

5.420
5.420

5.850
5.850

383/4
383 /4

482/5tf
482/5tf

29 4
29 4

5.420

5.850

383/4

482/5tf

29

5.720
5.870

6.290
6.440

383/4
383/4

482/5tf
482/5tf

29 4
29 4

5.570

6.140

383/4

482/5tf

29 4

5.510
5.720
6.020
5.990

6.100
5.830
6.390
6.580

383/4
383/4
383/4
383/4

482/5
482/5 4
482/5tf
482/5g£

29 4

6.110

6.680

383/4

482/5tf

29 4

6.710
5.570

7.285
6.140

383/4
383/4

482I54
A82/54

29 4
29 4

6.400
6.520

4 6.400
4 6.520

371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*

*
*

6.400
6.520

4 6.400
4 6.520

371 /2
371 /2

*
*

*
*

6.400
6.520
6.480
6.730

4 6.400
4 6.520
6.935
7.185

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

*
*

223/54
22 l$4

*
*
*

6.500

6.750

35

83 / i o <
*

4%

6.450
6.450

6.750
6.750

35
35

83 /io<f
83 /i0 tf

4%
4%

5.750
5.850

6.340
6.440

383/4
383/4

482/5 4
482/5 4

29 4
29 4

6.450
5.750

6.750
6.340

35
383/4

83 / io
482/5 4

5.990
6.140
6.340
6.450

6.290
6.640
6.690
6.780

35
35
35
35

6.750

7.250

35

19

4

20 4
11 4
2

4

4

29
29 4

294

Newspaper

8.730

$
6.640
6.170

193/10?

8.580

$
5.780
5.640

3

Lithography
SHREVEPORT, LA.
Newspaper
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................

4.693
4.853

4.870
4.940

3 7 1/2
37 11
2

_
_

_
_

SOUTH BEND, IND.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

3.380
5.840

3.901
6.595

371/2
371 /2

30 4

204

3%
3%

5.780
5.640

6.640
6.170

39
40

*
*

191/2tf

39
40

*

5.780
5.640

6.640
6.170

204

4

20
191/2tf

Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
Agreement A:
Black and w h it e .....................
1
Process color .........................
Agreement B:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, offset:
1-color:
19 inches and u n d e r..............
20 to 29 inches inclusive . ..
30 to 42 inches indlisive . . .
Over 42 in c h e s .......................
2-color:
Over 55 in c h e s .......................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

See footnotes at end of table.




75

6.450
5.750

6.750
6.340

35
383/4

4

4
4
4
4
8S/10 4
83/ 4

4%
29 4

83 / io
8S/10
83 / io
83/ io

4%
4%
4%
4%

io

4%
29 4

482/5tf

4%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
hour1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
'
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,1975

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

*
*

4%
4%

0
4

*
*

*

4%
4%
4%
4%

SPRINGFIELD, M A S S .Continued

SPOKANE, WASH.

Lithography—
Continued
Book and job
Bookbinders:
Journeymen I ..............................
Journeymen I I ..............................
Compositors, h a n d ...........................
Machine operators ............................
Machinists - operators ..............
Press assistants and feeders..............
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................

$
5.684
3.698
5.759
5.759
5.884
4.629
5.684
5.684

S
5.684
3.698
6.735
6.735
6.866
4.629
5.684
5.684

371/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
3 7 112
3 7 1/2
37 112
37 11
2
371/2

6.600
6.790
6.600
6.790

6.600
6.790
6.600
6.790

36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3

-

-

6.600

6.600

36.3

-

-

6.790
6.180
6.380
6.559
6.766

6.790
6.180
6.380
7.152
7.359

36.3
371/2
371/2
36.3
36.3

—
-

_
-

-

-

7.110

7.700

36.3

-

-

7.317
6.559
6.766

7.910
6.559
6.766

36.3
36.3
36.3

-

-

94 /5<f
117 /10tf
9 1/5tf
9 1/5<*
9 1/5«
-

169 /I0 tf
169 /10?
101/4tf
101/4tf
101/4tf
-

Newspaper
Compositors, hand - daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Pressmen-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork
............

*
*

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

Book and job
E le c tro ty p e rs .....................................
Photoengravers..................................

5.423
6.871

5.520
7.414

371 /2
35

*
*

204

6.710
6.851
6.710
6.851

7.154
7.292
7.154
7.292

3 6 1/4
361/4
361/4
361/4

*
*
*
*

83/10<f
83/10tf
83/ l0 tf
83/10tf

6.710

7.154

3 6 1/4

*

6.851
6.358
6.499

7.292
6.800
6.938

361/4
361/4
3 6 1/4

*
*
*

6.310

6.821

361/4

*

*

361/4
361/4
361/4

*
*
*

*

4%

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand - nightwork . ..
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers —d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

6.448
6.230
6.360

6.959
6.700
6.800

4
83l ^ 4
0
8h 0
3 4
8
3/\04
83/10

-

Lithography
Artists:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Camera operators:
Agreement A :
Line or c o n ta c t.......................
Black and w hite halftone . . .
Agreement B:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................

7.511
7.229

8.202
7.771

35
35

6.340
6.959

6.801
7.451

35
35

6.971
7.511

7.612
8.202

35
35

486./1 Otf
*

4%
4%

Second
52 x 76 inches:
*
4%
*
4%
486 /10tf
486 /10tf

4%
4%

Camrea operators—Continued
Agreement C:
Black and w h it e .....................
Color .......................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A:
Photocomposing.....................
Finishers...................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A :
1- c o lo r .....................................
2-color:
To 38 in c h e s .....................
To 58 in c h e s .....................
4-color:
To 40 in c h e s .....................
Over 40 inches to
64 inches:
First feeder
Second fe e d e r..............
Web:
First fe e d e r...................
Second fe e d e r..............
Agreement B:
1- or 2-color:
42 x 58 in ches..................
52 x 76 in che s ..................
4-color:
42 x 58 in che s..................
52 x 76 in che s..................
Press operators — offset:
Agreement A :
1-color:
To 25 in c h e s .....................
To 38 in c h e s .....................
To 58 in c h e s .....................
2-color:
To 38 in c h e s .....................
To 58 in c h e s .....................
4-color:
To 40 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Over 40 to 64 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Roll fed (web) 8-plate
cylinders (perfecting)
single 36 x 223 /4 inches
web w ith folder:
First ...................................
Second ..............................
Agreement B:
1-color:
17 x 22 in che s..................
29 x 42 in che s..................
2-color:
42 x 58 in che s..................
V a rn ish .........................
52 x 76 inche s..................
V a rn ish .........................
4-color:
42 x 58 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
.........................
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Strippers:
Agreement A:
Black and w h it e .....................

See footnotes at end o f table.




76

$
6.686
7.229

$
7.229
7.771

35
35

6.959
6.806
6.971
6.686

7.451
7.290
7.612
7.229

35
35
35
35

5.633

6.059

35

*

4%

5.702
5.872

6.131
6.310

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

5.912

6.352

35

*

4%

6.025
5.513

6.470
5.933

35
35

*

4%
4%

6.221
6.067

6.676
6.514

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

5.574
5.654

6.087
6.175

35
35

486 /10tf
486 /10<f

4%
4%

5.684
5.784

6.207
6.316

35
35

486 /10tf
486 /10tf

4%
4%

6.386
6.648
6.966

6.849
7.124
7.458

35
35
35

*
*
*

4%
4%
4%

7.075
7.412

7.573
7.927

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

7.918
6.939

8.458
7.430

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

8.331
7.134

8.892
7.635

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

8.452
7.347

9.019
7.858

35
35

*
*

4%
4%

6.668
6.728

7.281
7.347

35
35

486 /10
486 / l0

4%
4%

7.268
6.918
7.518
7.228

7.937
7.555
8.210
7.893

35
35
35
35

486 /l0 tf
486 /10tf
486 /10<f

4%
4%
4%
4%

8.045
7.268

8.788
7.937

35
35

486 /l0<*
486 /1 Otf

4%
4%

8.298
7.518

9.061
8.210

35
35

486 /10
486 /10

6.523

6.993

35

486 / l

*

4
4
486/ l 0
4

4
4

4%
4%

4%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

July 1,
.1974

July 1, 1975

Rate
per
h our1

Rate
per
hour1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
Insurance4

Trade or occupation

Pension
SYRACUSE, N .Y .-C ontinued
Lithography—
Continued

Lithography—
Continued

$
6.959
6.971
6.686

$
7.451
7.612
7.229

35
35
35

486 /l0 tf

4%
4%
4%

SYRACUSE, N.Y.
Book and job
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Camera operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Offset ...........................................
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machinists:
Agreement A ................................
Platemakers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers..................................
Pressmen, c y lin d e r............................
Offset:
1 5 x 2 2 .........................................
2 2 x 3 8 .........................................
Pressmen, p la te n ................................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Offset ...........................................

*

*

3.217
3.894

3.474
4.206

40
40

-

6.560
6.453
6.187

3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

5 5.706
55.706

6.560
6.453

3 7 1/2
371/2

55.706
s 5.706

6.560
6.453

37 11
2
3 7 1/2

*

293/10#
267/10<j
!
307/10<*
4%
267/ io <
?

Pressmen assistants and feeders—
Continued
4-color:
Up to 38 inches .....................
Pressmen, offset:
Single-color:
1 0 x 1 4 inches .......................
Up to 20 inches .....................
Up to 25 inches .....................
Up to 48 inches .....................
2-color:
23 x 35 inches .......................
Up to 42 in c h e s .....................
Up to 48 inches .....................
4-color:
Up to 38 inches:
First pressman..................
Second pressman..............
Strippers:
C o lo r..............................................
Black and w h ite ............................

293 /l0<*
307/i0 tf

*
*

*

s5.706

6.560

371/2

*

4.173
6.680
4.480

5.707
6.453
7.292
6.267

371/2
371/2
35
371 /2

*

_
4.533
4.213

6.027
6.187
5.973

371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

6.560
6.453
6.187

371/2
371/2
371/2

-

493 /l0 tf

293/l0 tf
307/10<?
267/ i o ?
293 /l0 tf
307/i0<?

*
*
*

293/10tf
307/i0 tf
267/i0 #

6.080
6.213
6.080
6.213

6.400
6.533
6.400
6.533

371/2
37 11
2
371/2
371/2

173 /10tf
173 /10tf
173 /10tf
173/10tf

6.080

6.400

371/2

173 / i o ?

6.213
5 5.426
5 5.560
6.109
6.266
6.049
6.896
6.216
7.086

6.533
6.080
6.213
6.473
6.626
6.400
7.040
6.587
7.227

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
35
371/2
35

173 /I0 tf
243/5?
243/5tf
231/5<f
2 3 1154
*

*
*

227h04
2 7h 0<f
2
2 7h 0(t
2
*
20

4

*
*
*

35

493 / i0

6.140
6.340
6.970
7.100

6.749
6.950
7.580
7.706

35
35
35
35

49S/10
49S/10
493 / i0
493/l0<?

4%
4%
4%
4%

7.480
7.580
7.900

8.086
8.185
8.508

35
35
35

49S/10 4
493 /l0 tf
493 / i0 4

4%
4%
4%

8.200
7.320

8.808
7.929

35
35

49S/10
49S/10

7.810
7.180

8.419
7.785

35
35

493 / i o <
*
493 / io

4.150
4.150
4.150

4.400
4.400
4.400

40
40
40

5.207
5.367
5.207
5.367

5.740
5.900
5.740
5.900

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

5.207

5.740

371/2

5.367
4.843
5.003
5.117
5.277
5.333
5.493

5.900
5.243
5.403
5.760
5.920
5.800
5.960

371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

5.733

6.200

3 7 1/2

5.893
5.210
5.373

6.360
5.500
5.650

371/2
371 /2
371/2

3.490
4.770
6.360
6.240
6.133
6.133
7.959
6.240
5.820
5.830

3.913
5.365
6.930
6.800
6.685
6.685
8.519
6.800
6.340
6.350

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371 /2
371/2
35
371/2
371/2
371/2

4
4
4
4

4
4
4

4%

4%
4%
4%
4%

Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........

_
_

_
_

Newspaper

227/i0 tf
227/ l O
qf
227/10tf

204

$
6.916

Book and jo b

267/l0<f
267/10?
267/ io #

*

$
6.310

TAMPA, FLA.

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators —daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists)—
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists)—
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o rk ..............
Pressmen, web — n ig h tw o rk ............
Pressmen-in-charge - daywork . . . .
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork . ..

Rate
per
h our1
ance'4

SPRINGFIELD, M A S S .Continued

Str i ppers—Conti nued
Agreement A —Continued
Color .......................................
Agreement B ................................
Agreement C ................................

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1, 1975
Employer contribu­
Hours
tions fo r selected
benefits3
per
week2
Insur­
Pension

Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . ..
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web — daywork . . .
Press operators, web — nightwork .
Press operators-in-charge,
d a y w o rk ...........................................
Press operators-in-charge,
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

*
*
*

*
*
*
‘

-

*

*

*
_
_
_
_

*
_
_
_
_

_
_

_
_

*
*

16tf
16tf
20<*
20 4

TOLEDO, OHIO
Lithography
Book and job
Artists ................................................
Cameramen:
C o lo r..............................................
Line and halftone .......................
Platemakers:
Photocomposers .........................
Vacuum fra m e ..............................
Press assistants and feeders:
2-color:
Up to 42 in c h e s .....................
Up to 48 inches .....................

7.810

8.419

35

493 /K)tf

7.810
7.810

8.419
7.785

35
35

493 /10tf
49S/1 O
gf

7.380
7.180

7.986
7.785

35
35

493 /l0 tf
493 /10tf

6.200
6.390

6.806
7.000

35
35

493 /10?
493 /10fl!

4%
Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
4%
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
4%
Color camera .....................................
Camera Operator ..............................
4%
Compositors, h a n d ............................
4%
Machine o p e ra to rs ............................
Photoengravers - Rotogravure
....
P latem aker.........................................
4%
Press assistants and feeders..............
4%
Offset ............................................

See footnotes at end of table.




77

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

32*154
32*154

3%
20 4
20 4
20 4

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Rate
per
h our1

Trade or occupation

TOLEDO, O H IO —
Continued

July 1,
1974

July 1 ,1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits 3 5

Trade or occupation

Insur­
Pension
ance4 1

I

Book and job
$
6.240

$
6.800

6.120
6.240

371/2

*

20 #

6.670
6.800

37 112
3 7 1/2

*
*

20 #
20#

6.240
6.360
6.120
6.010

6.800
6.930
6.670
6.550

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*

20 #
20#
20#
20#

6.786
6.986
6.786
6.986

7.264
7.464
7.264
7.464

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4

761/2#
7 6 1/2#
761/2#
761/2#

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Press operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................

554 /5#
554 /5#
554 /5#
554 /5#

6.786

7.264

361/4

761/2 #

554 /5#

6.986
6.520
6.710
7.117
7.317
6.750
7.080
6.560
7.220

7.464
7.000
7.182
7.594
7.794
7.226
7.552
7.021
7.715

361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4
361/4
371/2
35

7 6 1/2#
653/5gf
653/5#
642/5#
642/5#
653/5#
653/5#
*

554 /5#
321 /3#
321 /3#
323/10#
323/l0 #
321/3#
321 /3#
831/3#
893/10#

Lithography
Artists:
Agreement A ................................
P rovers.....................................
Agreement B ................................
Provers .....................................
Cameramen:
Agreement A:
Color .......................................
Black and w h it e .....................
Agreement B:
Color .......................................
Contact operators:
Black and w h ite ............................
Platemakers:
Agreement A:
Photocomposing.....................
Developer and platemaker . .
Agreement B ................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen, offset:
Single color: 14 x 20 inches . . .
Single color: 22 x 34 inches:
Agreement A .........................
Agreement B .........................
2-color:
Agreement A:
22 x 34 in che s..................
28 x 40 in ches..................
Agreement B:
23 x 30 in che s..................
23 x 26 in che s..................
36 x 48 in ches..................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B:
Color .......................................

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3 '
Insur­
Pension
ance4 '

*
*p
3.820
5.870

$
4.263
6.090

371/2
37 11
2

*
*

-

-

3.959
3.920

371 /2
40

22#
28#

-

-

6.090
6.030

3 7 1/2
40

22#
28#

-

5.676
5.836
5.676
5.836

6.227
6.389
6.227
6.389

371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*

30#
30#
30#
30#

5.676

6.360

371/2

*

30#

5.836
5.480
5.600
6.120
6.280

6.523
6.030
6.190
6.620
6.780

371/2
37 11
2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
371 /2

*
*
2 6 1/2#
2 6 1/2#

30#
30#
30#
2%
2%

5.675

85.675

371/2

141/3#

231/3#

_

5.775

85.775

371 /2

141/3#

2 3 1/3#

5.808

8 5.808

3 7 1/2

141/3#

231 /3#

5.908

8 5.908

371 /2

141/3#

231/3#

5.953
5.953
6.223
5.080
5.913

6.646
6.487
6.487
6.754
6.613
5.620
6.453

371/2
371 /2
3 7 1/2
371/2
371/2
3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

333 /l0 #
267 /l0 #
267/10#
267/10#
333 /10#
333/ l 0#
333/10#

6.020
6.180
6.420
6.553
-

6.560
6.720
6.960
7.093
6.613

371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*
*
*

333/ io #
333/ io #
333/ io #
33 s /10#
333/ io #

5.720
7.571

6.254
8.286

3 7 1/2
35

*
*

28#
3 2 1/10#

5.880
7.914

6.414
8.629

371/2
35

*
*

28#
3 2 1/10#

5.720
7.571

6.254
8.286

37 112
35

*
*

28#
321/10#

5.880
7.914

6.414
8.629

371/2
35

*
*

28#
321/10#

TRENTO N, N.J.
7.110
7.110
6.828
6.828

7.974
7.974
7.973
7.973

35
35
35
35

*
*
*
*

3%
3%
3%
3%

7.110
6.897

7.974
7.760

35*
35

*
*

3%
3%

6.828

7.973

35

*

3%
3%

3%
3%
3%

Book and job
Camera o p e ra to rs ..............................
Compositors, h a n d ............................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
Platemakers .......................................
Press assistants and feeders..............
Pressmen, c y lin d e r ............................
Offset:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Up to and including 36” .
Over 3 6 " to 42” ..............
S trip pe rs..............................................

6.458

7.321

35

*

7.110
6.886
6.160

7.974
7.760
6.480

35
35
35

*
*
*

5.120
5.270

5.490
5.480

35
35

5.590

5.960

35

*
3%
*
3%
Agreement B
*
3%

5.860
6.180

6.230
6.500

35
35

*
*

3%
3%

6.110
6.160

6.480
6.530

35
35

*

3%
3%

6.560
6.130
6.250

6.880
6.450
6.570

35
35
35

*
*

7.110

7.974

35

6.828

7.973

35

*

*
*

3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
................................
Compositors, hand — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Pressmen, web — daywork:
Agreement A ................................

See footnotes at end of table.




Rate
per
hour1

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators - daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge n ig h tw o rk .........................................

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Pressmen, web — d a y w o r k ..............
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork . . . .
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
h our1

TOPEKA, KANS

Book and jo b —
Continued
Pressmen:
Cylinder .......................................
Rotary:
Offset:
1-color;
To 20 inches................
21 to 38 in ches............
2-color:
To 20 inches................
21 to 38 in ches............
Platen ............................................
Stripper, B & W ............................

July 1 ,1975

78

6.000

6.520

371/2

*

28#

6.150
5.333

6.680
5.867

3 7 1/2
371 /2

*
*

28#
28#

5.867

6.312

3 7 1/2

30#

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
.1974

July 1,1 9 75
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week3

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Trade or occupation

Pension

TRENTO N, N.J.—Continued

$
6.873
6.407

35
35

6.134

6.660

371/2

*

300

6.640
56.093

7.146
6.752

35
35

*
429/100

321/1O0
357/lO 0

* 321/1O0
429 /1O0 357/iO 0

Book and job
2.800

3.100

40

5.550
5.220

5.930
5.970

371/2
371/2

*

5.550
5.220
5.445
4.886
5.073
4.992

5.930
5.970
6.275
5.259
5.446
5.365

371/2
371/2
361/4
3 7 1/2
371/2
3 7 1/2

*
—
—
-

Press assistants and feeders:
Agreement A:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Agreement C:
1- c o lo r .....................................
2 - c o lo r .....................................
Press operator, offset:
Agreement A:
Small .......................................
Large .......................................
2 -c o lo r.....................................
Agreement C:
Under 17 1 /2 x 221 /2 inches .
171/2 x 2 2 1/2 or 2 2 x 3 0
inches .....................................
23 x 36 inches .......................
Strippers:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement C ................................

131 /30
—
—
-

-

5.661
5.593
5.421

6.034
5.966
5.794

371/2
371/2
371/2

-

6.066
6.328
5.821
5.090

6.439
6.701
6.194
5.400

371/2
37 112
371 /2
40

-

5.550
5.680
5.550
5.680

5.820
5.950
5.820
5.950

371/2
37 112
371/2
371 /2

*

5.550

5.820

371 /2

*

5.680
5.125
5.258
5.600
5.730

5.950
5.680
5.813
5.890
6.020

37 11
2
3 7 1/2
371 /2
371/2
371/2

*
*
*

5.620

5.913

371/2

-

5.754

6.047

371 /2

-

5.767

6.060

371/2

-

5.901
5.620
5.733

6.194
5.887
6.020

371/2
371/2
371 /2

*

-

Lithography
Camera operators:
Agreement A:
Black and w h it e .....................
Agreement C:
Black and w h it e .....................
Platemakers:
Agreement A .............. ..............
Agreement C ................................

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

$
4.140
4.450

$
4.470
4.810

371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*

-

4.140
4.450

4.470
4.810

3 7 1 /2
371/2

*
*

-

5.220
5.680
6.040

5.310
6.140
6.520

371 /2
371/2
3 7 1/2

*
*
*

-

5.220

6.310

371 /2

*

5.680
5.680

6.140
6.140

3 7 1/2
371/2

*
*

-

5.680
5.630

6.140
6.140

371/2
371/2

*
*

-

5.077
7.736
7.200
6.420
7.200
7.200
7.736
8.106

5.534
8.432
7.848
7.000
7.848
7.848
8.432
8.920

35
35
3 7 1/2
3 7 1/2
37 11
2
3 7 1/2
35
35

490
490
500
330
500
500
510
563/50

5.680

6.140

371/2

*

5.680

6.140

37 112

*

5.680
5.680

6.140
6.140

371/2
371 /2

*

W ASHINGTON, D.C.
Book and job

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Bookbinders (Journeymen I ) .........
Compositors, h a n d ............................
E le ctro typ e rs.....................................
Machine operators ............................
Machine tenders (m ach in ists).........
M a ile rs ................................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and feeders:
Platen ............................................
Flatbed cylinder:
1- c o lo r .....................................
62 /30
2 -c o lo r.....................................
62 /30
Offset:
62/30
Single color:
62 /30
Up to 50
inches ..............................
6.580
62 /30
Over 50
inches ..............................
62/30
Two color:
Up to 42
inches ..............................
42 to 50
inches ..............................
50 to 60
inches ..............................
Four color:
Up to 29
inches ..............................
29 to 40
inches ..............................
40 to 60
inches ..............................
Web:
Up to 20 inches (4 +
5 u n its )
..................................
Up to 30 inches:
(2 u n it s ) ................................
Up to 40 inches:
1 unit .......................
2,3 and 4 units ................
5 units — 2 stands
operating .......................
5 units - 3 stands
o p e ra tin g .........................

_

See footnotes at end of table.




Hours
per
week3

131 /30

-

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators — nightwork . ..
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Mailers — d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers — d a y w o rk ..............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators, web —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk .........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightwork ..............

Rate
per
hour1

Lithography—
Continued
$
6.355
5 5.807

TULS A, O K L A .

Bindery workers (Journeymen II) .
Compositors, hand:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Machine operators:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Photoengravers..................................
Press assistants and fee d ers..............
O f f s e t ............................................
2 -c o lo r............................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Agreement C ................................
J o b ............................................
A u to m a tic .........................
Offset:
2 -c o lo r................................
4 -c o lo r................................
Rotary or 2 -c o lo r..................
Agreement D ................................

Rate
per
hour1

TULS A, O K L A .-C o ntin u ed

Newspaper—
Continued
Pressmen, web - nightw ork:
Agreement A ................................
Agreement B ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — daywork:
Agreement A ................................
Pressmen-in-charge — nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
^Agreement B ................................

July 1, 1975

79

3%
200
240
340
240
240
200
4%

6.580

7.170

35

570

220

6.660
6.630

7.260
7.230

35
35

570
570

220
22 0

7.170

35

570

220

6.680

7.280

35

570

220

6.680

7.280

35

570

220

6.790

7.400

35

570

220

6.680

7.280

35

570

220

-

7.850

35

570

220

6.770

7.380

35

570

220

6.740

7.350

35

570

220

6.740

7.350

35

570

220

6.850

7.470

35

570

220

6.850
6.930

7.470
7.550

35
35

570
570

220
220

7.010

7.640

35

570

220

7.090

7.730

35

570

220

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1.
1974
Trade or occupation

July 1,
1974

July 1,1 9 75

Rate
per
h our1

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contributions fo r selected
benefits3
1
Insurance

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer co ntribu ­
tions fo r selected
benefits3
Insur­
ance4

Pension

W ASHINGTON, D .C .-C ontinued

W ASHINGTON, D .C .-C ontinued
B ook and jo b-C o ntin ue d
Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Web—Continued
Up to 40 inchesContinued
6 units — 2 stands
o p e ra tin g .........................
6 units — 3 stands
o p e ra tin g .........................
Web-fed letterpress:
2 u n it -32 page-2
c o lo r .......................................
Press operator, proof press-1c o lo r...................................................
Press operators, cylinder:
Job — up to 26 in ch e s ................
Flatbed - 26 to 60

Rate
per
hou r1

July 1 ,1975

Book and jo b —
Continued
Press operators, cylinder—
Continued

$
7.090

$
7.730

35

57?

22?

7.240

7.890

35

57?

22?

6.930

7.550

35

57?

22?

6.700

7.300

35

57?

8.040

35

57?

22?

$
8.590
7.800

$
9.360
8.500

35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?

7.020
7.240
8.425

7.650
7.890
9.238

35
35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?
283 /5?

7 .8 7 0t
8.0431
7 .8 7 0t
8.0431

9.424
9.604
9.424
9.604

35
35
35
35

*
*
*
*

313 /7?
313 /7 ?
313 /7?
313 /7 ?

7 .8 7 0t

9.424

35

*

313 /7?

8 .0 4 3 t
7.443
7.671
8.171
8.342

9.604
8.380
8.614
9.142
9.371

35
35
35
35
35

6 8 1 /2?
6 8 1/2?
639 /10?
639 / i o ?

313 /7 ?
283 /5?
283/5?
3%
3%

7.554
7.697
7.580

8.513
8.656
8.047

35
35
35

853/5?
853 /5?
853/5?

283 /5?
283 /5?
283 /5?

7.754
7.897
7.780

8.713
8.856
8.247

35
35
35
V

853/5?
853/5?
853/5?

283 /5?
283 /5?
283 /5?

7.840

8.799

35

853/5?

283 /5?

8.040
7.421
8.397

8.999
7.873
8.902

35
3 6 ’ /4
3 2 1/2

853 /5?
761/3?
851/10?

283/5?
273 /5?
304/5?

22?

7.380

Web - fed letter-press
press operators:
2 units - 32 page 2 color:
H e a d ...................................
Second ..............................
Press operators, platen:
Head-fed...................................
A u to m a tic ..............................
Stereotypers.......................................

7.380
7.540

8.040
8.220

35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?

7.380
7.540
7.710

8.040
8.220
8.400

35
35
35

57?
57?
57?

22?
22?
22?

7.770
8.200
7.850
7.940
8.090

8.470
8.940
8.560
8.650
8.820

35
35
35
35
35

57?
57?
57?
57?
57?

22?
22?
22?
22?
22?

-

9.740

35

57?

22?

8.090
7.440

8.820
8.110

35
35

57?
57?

C C
M N
C C
M N

8.200
7.550

8.940
8.230

35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?

Up to 17 in ches................
Over 17 inches..................

6.410
6.560

6.990
7.150

35
3$

57?
57?

22?
22?

Up to 17 in ches................
Over 17 in ches..................
Up to 20 inches:
2 u n its ................................
4 and 5 u n it s .....................
Up to 30 inches:
2 u n its ................................
Up to 40 inches:
1 u n it ................................
2,3 and 4 units:
Head..............................
Second .........................
5 units:
2 stands
operating:
H e a d .......................
Second ..................
3 stands
operating:
H e a d .......................
Second ..................
6 units:
2 stands
operating:
H e a d .......................
Second ..................
3 stands
operating:
H e a d .......................
Second ..................

6.730
6.770

7.340
7.380

35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?

7.040
8.700

7.670
9.480

35
35

57?
57?

22?
22?

8.120

8.850

35

57?

22?

8.350

9.100

35

57?

Newspaper
Compositors, hand — daywork . . . .
Compositors, hand — nightwork . . .
Machine operators — daywork . . . .
Machine operators - nightw ork . . .
Machine tenders (machinists) —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Machine tenders (machinists) —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Mailers - d a y w o rk ............................
Mailers — n ig h tw o rk .........................
Photoengravers: - d a y w o rk ............
Photoengravers — nightwork .........
Press operators, web —
daywork
Agreement A ................................
Offside c o lo rm e n ...................
Agreement B ................................
Press operators, web —
nightwork:
Agreement A ................................
Offside c o lo rm e n ..................
Agreement B ................................
Press operators-in-charge —
d a y w o rk ............................................
Press operators-in-charge —
n ig h tw o rk ..........................................
Stereotypers — d a y w o rk ..................
Stereotypers — nightw ork ..............

22?

Offset:
20 to 24 in c h e s ................
24 to 42 in c h e s ................
42 to 60 in c h e s ................

23 to 30 in c h e s ................
30 to 42 in c h e s ................
42 to 50 in c h e s ................
50 to 60 in c h e s ................
Four color:
Up to 29 inche s................
29 to 40 inches:
Head..............................
Second .........................
40 to 60 inches:
H ead..............................
Second .........................
Web:

Lithography

8.670
7.620

9.450
8.310

35
35

57?
57?

8.870
7.840

9.670
8.550

35
35

57?
57?

9.010
7.990

9.820
8.710

35
35

57?
57?

9.060
8.040

9.880
8.760

35
35

57?
57?

9.160
8.130

9.980
8.860

35
35

57?
57?

Artists .................................................
Camera operators:
Black and w h ite ............................
C o lo r..............................................
22?
Platemakers:
22?
Photocomposers .........................
Vacuum fra m e ..............................
Press assistants and
feeders:
22?
Sheet fed :
22?
1-color:
Up to 50
inches ..............................
22?
Over 50
22?
inches ..............................
2-color:
Up to 50
inches ..............................
22? I
Web:
22?
12 plate, 1 roll
38 inches:
First ...................................
22?
Second ..............................
22?

See footnotes at end of table.




80

7.890

8.700

35

563/5?

3%

7.330
7.890

8.110
8.700

35
35

563/5?
563/5?

3%
3%

7.370
7.300

8.160
8.080

35
35

563/5?
563/5?

3%
3%

6.260

7.000

35

563/5?

3%

6.310

7.050

35

563/5?

3%

6.360

7.100

35

563/5?

3%

6.980
6.500

7.500
7.250

35
35

563/5?
563/5?

3%
3%

Table 16. Wage rates, hours, and employer contributions to funds: Selected cities-Continued
(Union hourly wage rates and straight-time weekly hours and employer insurance and pension contributions)
(Hours are the same fo r both years unless otherwise indicated)
July 1,
1974
Trade or occupation

Rate
per
h our1

July 1,
1974

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h ou r1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits2
Insur­
ance34
0
1
9
8
7
6
5

Trade or occupation

Pension

Rate
per
h our1

July 1, 1975
Rate
per
h our1

Hours
per
week2

Employer contribu­
tions fo r selected
benefits2
Insur­
ance3

Pension

WASHINGTON, D .C .-C ontinued

WASHINGTON, D .C .-C ontinued
Lithography -C o n ti nu ed

Lithography—
Continued
Press assistants and feeders—
Continued
Web—
Continued
16 plate, 2 roll
w ith double
folder 38
inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
Press operators, offset:
Sheet-fed:
1-color:
Up to 30
inches ..............................
Up to 60
inches ..............................
2-color:
Up to 60
inches ..............................
Over 60
inches ..............................

$
6.980
6.400

$
7.750
7.250

35
35

6.910

7.680

35

7.240

8.020

35

7.770

8.570

35

8.060

8.960

35

Press operators, o ffset-C ontinued
Sheet-fed—Continued
4-color:
Over 40 inches:
F ir s t ..............................
Second .........................
Web:
563/5#
3%
12 plate, 1-roll
563/5 *
3%
38 inches:
First ..................................
Second ..............................
16 plate, 2 roll
3%
563/5tf
w ith double
folder 38 inches:
563/5?
3%
First ..................................
Second ..............................
T h ir d ..................................
563/5?
3%
Strippers:
Black and w h ite ............................
563/5tf
3%
C o lo r..............................................

$
8.330
7.460

$
9.160
8.250

35
35

563 /5tf
563/5?

3%
3%

8.890
7.780

9.560
8.410

35
35

563/5tf
563/5«

3%
3%

8.890
7.780
7.780

9.560
8.580
8.580

35
35
35

563/5<(
563/5 4
563/5tf

3%
3%
3%

7.210
7.3 7 0t

7.990
8.160

35
35

563/5?
563/5?

3%
3%

1 Basic (minimum) wage rates (excluding holiday, vacation pay, or other benefits made or regularly credited to the employee) agreed upon through collective bargaining between employees
and unions. Wage rates shown represent rates available and payable on July 1 of the survey year, and do not include increases made later that are retroactive to July 1 or before.
2 Shown in terms of cents per hour or as percent o f rate; in actual practice, however, some employer payments are calculated on the basis of total hours or gross payroll. These variations in
method o f computation are not indicated in the above tabulation. Amounts shown include contractually authorized deductions from negotiated wage rates as well as direct employer contributions to
specified benefit funds. Excluded, however, are voluntary deductions from wage rates authorized by individual members.
3 Includes life insurance, hospitalization and other types of health and welfare benefits; excludes payments into holiday, vacation, and unemployment funds when such programs have been
negotiated.
4 This rate in effect prior to July 1, 1975. New rate in negotiation at time of survey.
5 This rate in effect prior to July 1, 1974. New rate in negotiation in tim e of survey.
6 Since July 1, 1974, weekly hours before overtime have been increased from 371 to 40.
/z
7 Previous agreement specified 35 hours per week.
8 Contract expired 1/31 /75; negotiations fo r new contract were still in progress on July 1, 1975.
9 Agreements calls fo r two company-paid plans; one plan requires the employer to contribute 3 percent of base rate; the employer contribution to the second plan is unknown.
10 One newspaper under agreement contributes 52 /5%.
* Agreement provides fo r employer financed plan; amount of payment not reported separately,
t

Revision of data previously reported.




81

Appendix:

Scope and method of survey

Union wage rates and hours reported in this bulletin
were agreed on through collective bargaining between
trade unions and employers. The rates $re defined as
(1) the basic (minimum) wage rates (excluding holiday,
vacation, or other benefit payments made regularly or
credited to the worker each pay period) and (2) the
maximum schedules of hours at straight-time rates.
Rates over the negotiated minimum, which may be paid
for special qualifications or for other reasons, are ex­
cluded.
Information presented in this bulletin is based on
union rates in effect on July 1, 1975, reported for ap­
proximately 97,300 printing trades workers in 70 cities
studied. Data were obtained primarily from local union
officials by mail questionnaire; in some instances,
Bureau economists visited local union officials to obtain
the desired information.
The survey was designed to reflect union wage rates
of printing industry employees in all cities of 100,000
inhabitants or more (according to the 1970 Census of
Population), excluding Honolulu. All cities that had
500,000 inhabitants or more were included, as were
most cities with 250,000 to 500,000 inhabitants. Data
for some cities were weighted to compensate for cities




not surveyed. To provide appropriate regional represen­
tation, each region was considered separately when city
weights were assigned.
Average wage rates, designed to show current levels,
were based on wage rates reported in each city on
July 1, 1975. Each wage rate was weighted by the totalv
number of union members at the rate in the area. In the
book and job and lithography branches, wage-rate aver­
ages were developed only from the daywork (first-shift)
rates weighted by union members at these rates; in the
newspaper branch, members at nightwork or secondshift rates were also included in the averages. Rates for
third or “lobster” shifts, however, are excluded from the
scope of this survey.
These averages were not designed for precise year-toyear comparisons because of fluctuations in membership
in the classifications studied. Average cents-per-hour and
percent changes from July 1, 1974, to July 1, 1975,
however, were based on comparable quotations for the
various job classifications in both periods, and weighted
by the memberships reported for the current (1975) sur­
vey. The index series, designed for trend purposes, was
constructed similarly.

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BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
REGIONAL OFFICES

R egion V

R egion I
1 6 0 3 J F K Fe deral B u ild in g

9 th F lo o r

B os to n , Mass. 0 2 2 0 3

Fe deral O ff ic e B u ild in g
2 3 0 S. D e a rb o rn S tre e t

Phone:

C hicago , III. 6 0 6 0 4

G o v e rn m e n t C en ter
(6 1 7 )

2 2 3 -6 7 6 1

P hone:
R egion I I
S u ite 3 4 0 0
1 5 1 5 B ro a d w a y
N e w Y o r k , N .Y .
Phone:

(2 1 2 )

3 5 3 -1 8 8 0

R egion V I
S econd F lo o r
5 5 5 G r iffin S quare B u ild in g
D allas, T e x . 7 5 2 0 2

10036

3 9 9 -5 4 0 5

Phone:

Region III

(2 1 4 )

7 4 9 -3 5 1 6

R egions V I I and V I I I *
91 1 W a ln u t S tre e t

3 5 3 5 M a rk e t S tre e t
P .O . B ox 1 3 3 0 9
P h ila d e lp h ia , Pa. 1 9 1 0 1
Phone: (2 1 5 ) 5 9 6 -1 1 5 4

Kansas C ity . M o . 6 4 1 0 6
Phone:

(8 1 6 )

3 7 4 -2 4 8 1

Regions I X and X * *
4 5 0 G o ld e n G a te A ven ue

Region IV
1 3 7 1 P eac htree S tre e t, N E .
A tla n ta , G a . 3 0 3 0 9
Phone: (4 0 4 ) 5 2 6 -5 4 1 8




(3 1 2 )

B ox 3 6 0 1 7
San Fran cisc o, C a lif. 9 4 1 0 2
Phone:

* R e g io n s V II a n d
**

R e g io n s

IX

and

V III a re

s e r v ic e d

X a r e s e r v ic e d

(4 1 5 )

5 5 6 -4 6 7 8

b y K a n s a s C it y

by San

F r a n c is c o

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