Item no. 28563
|Occupation: Manufacturing: garment|
|Collection: Cornell University Kheel Center|
"New York Joint Board of Neckwear Workers
Locals 250 & 253, ACTWU"
This banner is part of the exhibit We Love A Parade, Union Banners Then and Now, featuring four 19th century banners, and twenty seven banners from the garment industry in New York City in the twentieth century.
The American labor banner -- a significant symbol of labor solidarity and strength -- has been the communications method of choice for labor unions since its inception. This New York Joint Board of Neckwear Workers Locals 250 & 253 banner was made after the merger of the clothing workers (ACWA) and the textile workers (TWUA) in 1976.
Visit the Labor Arts exhibit We Love A Parade to see all the union banners currently on display