Local 23-25 quilt featuring union's cultural initiatives, circa late 1980s.
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Private collection, photograph of quilt by Teddy Fung.
This remarkable quilt was made by members of Local 23-25 who belonged to the Chinese and the Hispanic committees of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). It was produced under the direction of organizer Kathy Andrade and presented to the president of the ILGWU at the union's convention in the late 1980s.
The squares in the top row depict immigrants arriving at our shores under the watchful eye of the Statue of Liberty, a garment worker in front of the burning Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and a demonstration in front of the U.S.Capitol building with signs reading "Amnesty for Undocumented Workers," "Roll Back Imports and Save Garment Jobs Now," and "Solidarity" in Polish, Spanish, Chinese and English.
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