ILGWU called for use of a union label at its first convention.Its use was slow to take hold however, as it was optional and seen as being of limited use.When ILGWU founders met on June 3, 1900 and named their union, they immediately adopted a label for it.Early results were encouraging but use remained limited and after 5 years the first label drive ended with only one company in Kalamazoo continuing to use the label.
The Prosanis label (1924-1929) was used in New York and controlled by the Joint Board of Sanitary Control.
There was a proposal to make a union label use compulsory in all NYC cloak industry unionized shops.
Governor Smith's special commission recommended adoption of the label as an industry-wide label.
The full list of presidential quotes is here: Barack Obama: 2010: “It’s because of this spirit -– this great decency and great strength -– that I have never been more hopeful about America’s future than I am tonight.
Despite our hardships, our union is strong.” George W.