There is a effort underway in Washington D.C. to save jobs in the printing, book publishing and news industries.
We have joined the STOPP coalition, a group of printers, publishers, paper suppliers and distributors that represent mostly small businesses in local communities that employ more than 600,000 workers in the United States.
We are fighting against a single newsprint mill, NORPAC, that is owned by a New York equity fund, with no additional pulp or paper operations in the United States or globally – and roughly 300 employees. NORPAC has filed a petition with the U.S. government to request a tax on Canadian newsprint.
This tax on newsprint is increasing paper costs by roughly 30% and will threatened tens of thousands of jobs, and the distribution of news and information. We need your help to protect jobs in the printing, publishing and paper industries.
What you can do to help:
- Sign the petition here: https://www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org/join-the-fight-to-protect-u-s-jobs
- Forward this email to others – with a note asking each to get involved to protect jobs in our community and the printing, publishing and newsprint industries.
- Follow STOPP on Twitter and Facebook. Share information to help spread the news about this tax overreach, using this hashtag #StoptheNewsprintTax across social channels.