Item no. 28560
|Occupation: Manufacturing: garment|
|Collection: Cornell University Kheel Center|
"Leisurewear-Robe and Sportswear Workers Union
Local 284, ACWA"
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. The Leisurewear-Robe and Sportswear Workers Union Local 284 shown here dates from the 1940's.
Visit the Labor Arts exhibit We Love A Parade to see all the union banners currently on display