I AM A UNION MAN WHAT ABOUT YOU BUDDY? AFL-CIO

I AM A UNION MAN WHAT ABOUT YOU BUDDY? AFL-CIO
Title
I AM A UNION MAN WHAT ABOUT YOU BUDDY? AFL-CIO
Date 
1950-1960
Medium 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions 
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Description 
Black on tan, text: "I AM / A / UNION MAN / WHAT / ABOUT YOU / BUDDY? / AFL-CIO."
Credit Line 
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
Object Number 
2011.40.17
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this button dates from the 1950s and was worn during the long campaign to merge the two unions. In 1955, an agreement merging the two groups ended a long period of confict between the larger American Federation of Labor, a coalition of traditional craft unions, and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, a smaller, more liberal organization of industrial workers which had struggled to include African-Americans amongst its members.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group