Memory in Cloth

Safety and Solidarity for New York City Garment Workers

1982. Photograph by Corky Lee, courtesy of the Corky Lee Estate.

We Are One! was the rallying cry reflecting the strength and unity of the Chinese-speaking immigrant workers. Union label jackets were worn by the Local 23-25 ILGWU women leaders and activists who gathered in Columbus Park for the historic Chinatown strike in 1982.