The Struggle Continues | A Brief Guide To Union & Strike Buttons
While we continue to follow the conflict between Canada Post and the postal workers this fall, let us take a closer look at using buttons in your union. With a DIY button making kit you can make your own buttons for your union's next protest. Or just upload your image and have us make custom buttons for you. Same day pickup available!
For decades now, buttons and badges have been used by unions all around the world to draw attention to workers' rights issues, strikes and the continual struggle for better conditions in the workplace.
These retro Canadian Union of Postal Workers buttons in both French and English were recently spotted on Ebay, and described by the seller as being from the 1980s.
Canada Post and CUPW have collided a-many times already. These big blue buttons with white text are likely related to the 42 day strike that took place in the summer of 1981. Back then, the CUPW was fighting for paid maternity leave and compensation for shift work.
Get A Button Maker For Your Union
If you and your fellow union members want to start pressing your own pins, we have several different sized button maker kits available for you to consider.
One of the most popular button makers for unions is the 2-1/4" standard button maker from Tecre. This medium button size offers a good amount of design space without being completely in your face.
The CUPW buttons in the image above, look like they were made on a 3-1/2" standard button maker. It's a large button that will get noticed at a strike, demonstration or protest - it's bold, strong and confident!
If you have questions about which button maker is best for you, don't hesitate to email or call us. Also feel free to come by our button store on 169 Preston Street in Ottawa. There you can also rent a button press!
Our button makers and button parts are made in America, sold and shipped by Canadian workers out of Ontario.
Order Custom Printed Union Buttons
In a rush? Protest is tonight and you forgot to order buttons?!
No problem! Please give us a call for the fastest button service in Ottawa and Toronto. We can have most orders ready for pick up within the same business day (depending on the size of your order).
Made in Canada* Our button parts and material are made in the USA, printed and assembled by Canadian workers.
Do you like these union themed buttons and pins you see here? Contact us to get your hands on them!