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Government Advocacy

Business taxes! Employee mandates! Insurance benefits! Workers’ compensation rates! Environmental regulations! These are all issues that consume your time and affect your bottom line. That’s why the Government Relations Department is a vital VMA service. We represent your interests before legislative and regulatory bodies in all areas that affect the bottom line of your business

California

Members of VMA join our Southern California collegues to form the Printing Industries of California, representing your interests before legislative and regulatory bodies in all areas that affect the bottom line of your business.

  • Keep up-to-date with changes in government rules and regs with news from the Industry WatchDog in VMA's newsletters and online.

  • Have questions? Our Government Affairs Director Gerry Bonetto may be able to help.

  • Check our Major State Legislative Successes to find out what we've done for you lately.

  • Get the required Labor Posters that you must have.
  • National

    Company-level members of VMA are automatically members of the Printing Industries of America (PIA). PIA advocates a member-driven public policy agenda before Congress, the White House, and Federal agencies that benefits and protects America’s printing and graphic communications industry.

  • Labor Policy
    The printing and graphic communications industry is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment. Get background info on hot topics such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Family Medical Leave Act, Mandatory Paid Sick Leave, OSHA, Pension Reform, Union Organizing, and Wage-and-Hour issues.

  • Legislative Action Center
    The easiest way to find your own elected oficials.

  • Print in the Mix
    Get the facts here: A Clearinghouse of Research on Print Media Effectiveness

  • The Print Council: For the Promotion of Printing and Print Media
    This is a business development alliance dedicated to promoting the greater use of print media. Formed by leaders across the spectrum of the graphic arts industry.

  • Tax Policy
    Planning for the long term requires member companies to know what they tax burdens and incentives will be from year to year. Explore issues suchas the Alternative Minimum Tax, Bonus Depreciation, Estate Tax, Government Withholding, and Research & Developement Tax Credit.

  • Postal Policy
    Nearly half of all printed material enters the mailstream making the United States Postal Service (USPS) critical to the continued success of the printing and graphic communications industry.

  • imPRINT
    Get the latest updates about PIA advocacy on behalf of the industry, updates on critical legislation, and updates on changes in the political scene.
  • Preference for Print

    Resources to use when you need to convey the importance of print to the media, your customers, the government, and other industries.

  • Truth about Print
    Communicating the Truth about Print

  • The Print Council
    The Print Council: For the Promotion of Printing and Print Media

  • Print in the Mix
    Print in the Mix: A Clearinghouse of Research on Print Media Effectiveness
  • Questions?

    Call VMA!

    contact:

    Gerry Bonetto

    email:
    gerry@vma.bz

    phone:
    (800) 659-3363

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