Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union Local 10, ILGWU

Black silk with gold lettering and fringe. Lettering at bottom reads: Local 10, I.L.G.W.U. A.F.L–C.I.O. Organized 1902. The center logo shows a shield with a radiant sun behind scissors and a cutter’s knife, with the lettering Local 10 I.L.G.W.U., decorated at the top with laurel themed design. Richard Guido (former manager of Local 10 and a long-time cutter) explains this is a "short knife," used to make the notches in garments.

The term amalgamated on this banner does not refer to the ACWA, but to the fact that in 1902 two or three groups of cutters organized themselves together into one amalgamated local. The banner dates from after the 1955 merger of the AFL-CIO.

The garment cutters in this local worked on ladies’ garments, as did most members of the ILGWU, in contrast to the cutters represented by the previous banner, members of ACWA, who worked on men’s clothes.

probably silk
44″ x 29″

International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union