About Us

Boston Mailers Union received its original Charter from the International Typographical Union on March 17, 1892. Local 1 consisted of 50 members. The I.T.U. closed its doors due to new advanced technology on December 31, 1986.

Without an International Union for two and one half months, the Boston Mailers' voted by secret ballot to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union. On March 12, 1987, a charter was issued by the IBT to Boston Mailers Union Local 1.

What We Do

Local No. 1 represents approximately 300 members and has collective bargaining agreements with Boston area newspapers. President Mary White is the full time Executive Officer.

The members, referred to as "Mailers," perform duties pertaining to the inserting and distribution of the daily newspaper and Sunday circulation.