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September 06, 2016


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Morgan A.

I recently discovered I own a garment made by the ILGWU. It has the red, white, and blue logo so I am searching for it's origin. I never heard of the union prior to this and now I am so intrigued by their story. Thank you for sharing this, even though I am three years late.

Roseann Milano

And who can ever forget:
“Look for the Union Label”.

Mary Coble

I will turn 65 this year. I remember seeing the “union label” in most clothing when I was a young girl. Now it is gone - except for a rare vintage find. Does making clothing here - with the union label really make it so much more expensive? Or is it too expensive because too much is wanted? Quantity is apparently more desirable than quality.

Monica Tarnowski

My grandmother worked for the garment industry in NYC during the 1940s and was a union representative for the ILGWU. I remember the pride she took in that position. Wish I could find some information about her during that time.

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