The Button Project


The Button Project


Labour union buttons


The Button Project is an online exhibition by the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources Library that will explore labour history through pinback buttons. We will focus on Canadian examples in order to examine protests, boycotts, unions, and movements through material culture.


Fiona Kovacaj


IRHR Library button collection


Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources


Fiona Kovacaj



Collection Items

I've cut into Eaton's button
RWDSU Boycott Eaton's button
Boycott National Post button
CUPW Boycott the postal code button
Shop Canadian button
TUA UAW A woman's place is her union button
CUPW International Women's Day Button
Women in Trades button
Women in Trades button
CAW TCA International Women's Day Button
CUPE New Democrats button
Bye By Mike, Ottawa 1998 button
Harris Has to Go OPSEU button
Writers Against Mike Harris button
Free Day Care...not Free Trade button
Free Canada Trade Mulroney button
CUPW The Struggle Continues button
General Strike Defend Our Social Programs button
End Contracting Out button
Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value button
Peace & Jobs United May Day Committee button

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