Explore our unique collection of union banners, which have been digitized and are available online to view in full detail for the first time!

Find out about their extensive history, making processes, and usage during the labor movement.

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  • Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

    Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

    Artists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge are two of the founders of the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre. As labour…

  • Dominion Regalia

    Dominion Regalia

    In operation continuously since 1888, Dominion Regalia is a company that manufactures badges, buttons, banners, and sashes for organizations, including…

  • Hank Wong and USW Local 4488

    Hank Wong and USW Local 4488

    Our banner representing United Steelworkers Locals 4488 and 2771 was donated to us by Hank Wong, a WWII veteran, and…

  • Photo Story: Labour Day

    Photo Story: Labour Day

    For nearly 150 years, the Toronto Labour Day Parade has been an event where workers express their identity, union affiliation,…

  • Service Workers’ Unions and the Royal York Strike

    Service Workers’ Unions and the Royal York Strike

    Serving and bartending are not commonly thought of as being unionized professions. However, in the early 1960s, service workers were…

  • The ILGWU in Canada

    The ILGWU in Canada

    Throughout its history, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union was known for its social unionism, bringing education, co-operative housing, immigration…

  • Unions of Unemployed

    Unions of Unemployed

    The history of unemployed workers’ unions in Canada dates back to 1930, when the Communist Party of Canada formed the…