photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One
       Union Label History
Presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary
 of the Un...
Union Label Week
    Collection of the Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU




  The Union Label Golden Rule: Buy union...
Arms of the Worshipful
Early Labels                        Company of Blacksmiths,
                                    Lon...
House Carpenters, 1869
Resolved: “That this League will furnish a stamp to all eight-
hour mills, that they may stamp thei...
Cigar makers, 1874




                                                           Collection of the Bancroft Library.
Coll...
American Federation of Labor




   Logo officially adopted in
   Pittsburgh. 11/19/1881




                             ...
photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One
The Union Label is Established!
                                   Ladies’ Label Leagues &
                               ...
Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU




                                                         Ad in Labor
          ...
Union Label Week




Labor Day Parade with San Francisco
Label Section, SF Labor Council, Waiters
Union #30 and Waitresses...
Union Industries Show




                        photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One
Union Label
Catalog, 1944
Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU
                                         Outreach: US
                             ...
Universal Labels
photo © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One




                                              Union Yes! logo by Loi...
Union Label Book Project
Signs of Unity: Stories and Symbols of
the American Union Label Movement,
a book project being re...
Union Label History
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Presentation on the history of the union label movement, given 9/12 at the Union Label & Service Trades convention in triburte to the 100th anniversary of the department.

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Union Label History

  1. 1. photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One Union Label History Presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Union Label & Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, 68th Convention - Sept. 12, 2009 Kim Munson – art historian/author
  2. 2. Union Label Week Collection of the Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU The Union Label Golden Rule: Buy union products and use union services as you would have union wages and benefits paid unto you…
  3. 3. Arms of the Worshipful Early Labels Company of Blacksmiths, London, 1600’s Arms of the Guild of Masters of Stone & Wood by Luca Della Robbia Goldsmith’s Hallmarks Florence, 1400’s. on a meat skewer, 1800’s
  4. 4. House Carpenters, 1869 Resolved: “That this League will furnish a stamp to all eight- hour mills, that they may stamp their work, so that we may know what material to put up, and may avoid using the work gotten out by ten-hour mills.” ~ published in the Daily Alta California, August 4 1869. Collection of the Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU OR… OR…
  5. 5. Cigar makers, 1874 Collection of the Bancroft Library. Collection of the Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU
  6. 6. American Federation of Labor Logo officially adopted in Pittsburgh. 11/19/1881 AFL Union Label, 1894. Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) YIVO Center for Jewish Study
  7. 7. photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One
  8. 8. The Union Label is Established! Ladies’ Label Leagues & Auxiliaries help the cause. photo © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One Union Label Bulletin, 1912. AFL Cornerstone Papers, GMMA
  9. 9. Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU Ad in Labor Clarion, 1912 Promoting the Label photo © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One Library of Congress
  10. 10. Union Label Week Labor Day Parade with San Francisco Label Section, SF Labor Council, Waiters Union #30 and Waitresses Union # 48 Carrying AFL 8 Hour Banner, 1925 Collection of the Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU
  11. 11. Union Industries Show photos © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One Union Label Catalog, 1944
  12. 12. Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU Outreach: US Bicentennial 1976
  13. 13. Universal Labels photo © 2009 Bill Burke/Page One Union Yes! logo by Lois, Pitts, Gershon, Pon/GGK Art Director George Lois, 1987 Cartoon from “THEM” by Gary Huck & Mike Konopacki, 1991
  14. 14. Union Label Book Project Signs of Unity: Stories and Symbols of the American Union Label Movement, a book project being researched and written by art historian Kim Munson collecting the origin stories of US union labels. Have a story to tell? http://www.mg-km.com/labels.html or e-mail Kim at: unionlabel.story@gmail.com

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