Union of Printing, Journalism, and Paper

The Union of Printing, Journalism, and Paper (German: Gewerkschaft Druck, Journalismus, Papier, commonly abbreviated DJP) was an Austrian trade union.

DJP
Union of Printing, Journalism, and Paper
Gewerkschaft Druck, Journalismus, Papier
Merged intoGPA-DJP
Founded1842
DissolvedJanuary 1, 2007
Location
  • Austria

HistoryEdit

The Printer's Union began in 1842 with the establishment of the Association for the Support of Sick Printers and Type designers in Vienna (German: Unterstützungsvereins für erkrankte Buchdrucker und Schriftgießer in Wien). The union was banned in the 1930s,[1] but was re-established by the Austrian Trade Union Federation in 1945. By 1998, it had 18,023 members.[2]

The union merged with the Union of Private Sector Employees in 2007 to become the GPA-DJP, the nation's largest union. At that time of its dissolution it was the oldest trade union in Austria.

PresidentsEdit

1945: Adolf Weigelt
1977: Herbert Bruna
1993: Franz Bittner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tosstorff, Reiner (2013). Workers' resistance against Nazi Germany at the International Labour Conference 1933 (PDF). Geneva: ILO. p. 4. ISBN 978-92-2-127540-4. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  2. ^ Ebbinghaus, Bernhard; Visser, Jelle (2000). Trade Unions in Western Europe Since 1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 96. ISBN 0333771125.