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Report of the 1st Constitutional Convention Proceedings, New York, N.Y., December 5-8, 1955
New York: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original terracotta pictorial wrappers (minor soiling); lx,180pp.; text in double column. General wear from handling, interior about fine. Near Very Good overall. Proceedings, attendance, and directory from the AFL-CIO's first biennial convention.
[Item #25456]
Price: $25.00
 
Report of the 1st Constitutional Convention Proceedings, New York, N.Y., December 5-8, 1955
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Report of the Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor Held at St. Louis, Missouri, November 14 to 26, Inclusive [WITH] Report of Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Convention...Held at Atlanta, Georgia, November 13 to 25, Inclusive
Washington DC: Law Reporter Printing Company, 1910-1911. First Edition. Thick octavo (23cm.); original olive cloth, spine lettered in gilt, olive endpapers; xx,361;xxi,[1],378pp.; tables, text in double column. Minor wear to extremities, corners a bit bumped, else Very Good and sound. Includes the text for A.F.L. President Samuel Gomper's opening reports...
[Item #24175]
Price: $200.00
 
Report of the Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor Held at St. Louis, Missouri, November 14 to 26, Inclusive [WITH] Report of Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Convention...Held at Atlanta, Georgia, November 13 to 25, Inclusive
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How the Rubber Workers Won [cover title]
Washington DC: Committee for Industrial Organization, [1936]. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); photographically illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 15pp.; illus. General dust-soiling, bottom edge of upper wrapper foxed. Still, Very Good. Account of a picket which took place at the Goodyear rubber plant in Akron, February, 1936.
[Item #27261]
Price: $20.00
 
How the Rubber Workers Won [cover title]
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Proceedings of the Second Constitutional Convention of the AFL-CIO. Volume I: Daily Proceedings ; Volume II: Report and Supplemental Reports of the Executive Council. Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 5-12, 1957
[Washington, D.C.]: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1957. First Edition. 2 volumes, octavo (21.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; iii,[1],619; viii,600pp.; illus. A bit worn from handling, some faint dust-soiling, mostly to spines, else a Very Good set. Biennial proceedings; the first of these Conventions was...
[Item #26230]
Price: $30.00
 
5.

Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 376pp; frontis. portr. Tight, clean, VG or better copy in original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed at margins but still clean and attractive; VG. Sympathetic biography of the long-time leader of the AFL.
[Item #16305]
Price: $40.00
 
Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
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Credential to the Convention of the American Federation of Labor
Washington DC: A.F. of L. 1910. Certificate dated the City of Quincy, Mass, Oct. 4, 1910, to Paul Bianchi of Barre, VT, certifying that the aforementioned "was duly elected a delegate to represent [The Granite Cutters International Association of America] in the Thirtieth Annual Convention of your body, which convenes...
[Item #22208]
Price: $250.00
 
Credential to the Convention of the American Federation of Labor
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Unionizing Steel
New York: Workers Library, 1936. First Edition. SEIDMAN F315: Foster encourages CIO action in the steel industry, promising success and contrasting current conditions to those during the failed CIO effort in 1919. Mostly reprinted from Foster's articles in the Daily Worker. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 46pp. Minor external...
[Item #16271]
Price: $20.00
 
Unionizing Steel
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Fight Against Hunger: Statement Drafted by the C.P.U.S.A. and Presented to the Fish Committee by William Z. Foster
[New York: Workers Library Publishers], 1930. First Edition. Militantly-worded statement addressed to the Fish Committee, which was at the time investigating communist activities in the United States. Includes sections on the effect of the investigation on African-American workers, and describes the segregationist AFL as the Committee's "Strike-Breaking Instrument." BRENNEMAN, p....
[Item #26842]
Price: $25.00
 
Fight Against Hunger: Statement Drafted by the C.P.U.S.A. and Presented to the Fish Committee by William Z. Foster
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Little Brothers of the Big Labor Fakers (Report of a speech against the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, made in New Star Casino, New York City on May 10, 1931)
New York: Trade Union Unity League, 1931. First Edition. SEIDMAN F300. Attacks A.J. Muste, the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, and the AFL. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 32pp. External wear and soil, with creasing and small losses go bottom corner of first few leaves; just Good, but complete.
[Item #16277]
Price: $20.00
 
Little Brothers of the Big Labor Fakers (Report of a speech against the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, made in New Star Casino, New York City on May 10, 1931)
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Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
N.p. [South Willington, CT?]: Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, N.d. [1912]. First Edition. Promotional broadside for a union-sponsored dance, with music provided by Joe Hammond and his Rhythm Boys. Dances like these were typically held to raise funds for striking workers. Universal calendar provides a probable date of...
[Item #14688]
Price: $400.00
 
Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
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Labor in Europe and America [...] Personal Observations from an American viewpoint of life and conditions of working men in Great Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, etc.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1910. First Edition. Octavo (21.25cm.); original burgundy cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in black; x,[4],286pp. Contemporary owner's pencil notes to rear pastedown, else Fine.
[Item #26566]
Price: $50.00
 
Labor in Europe and America [...] Personal Observations from an American viewpoint of life and conditions of working men in Great Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, etc.
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Seventy Years of Life and Labor: an Autobiography (2 vols)
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1925. First Edition. Two thick octavo volumes (23cm). Green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on spines with gilt pictorial device to each front board; xi,557 + xxv,625pp; illus. Slight external wear to each volume; some innocuous pencil graffiti to endpapers of v.I; contemporary ownership...
[Item #24177]
Price: $100.00
 
Seventy Years of Life and Labor: an Autobiography (2 vols)
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The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 1: The Making of a Union Leader, 1850-86
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 529pp. Gift inscription to half-title page, else clean, tight and unmarked in moderately rubbed jacket; Very Good or better.
[Item #14988]
Price: $25.00
 
14.

The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 2: The Early Years of the American Federation of Labor, 1887-90
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover; 495pp. Clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dustjacket.
[Item #14989]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 4: A National Labor Movement Takes Shape, 1895-98
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, [1991]. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover; xxviii,592pp. Clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket.
[Item #26994]
Price: $30.00
 
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The AFL-CIO and the Black Worker: Twenty-Five Years After the Merger
[Madison: Industrial Relations Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982]. Offprint. Octavo (22.5cm.); original off-white staplebound wrappers printed in red; 79pp. Wrappers rather dust-soiled, two short closed tears to rear wrapper fore-edge, else Very Good. IRRI Reprint no. 241. Article reprinted from The Journal of Intergroup Relations, Vol. X, no. 1, Spring, 1982.
[Item #26743]
Price: $20.00
 
The AFL-CIO and the Black Worker: Twenty-Five Years After the Merger
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The Giant Wakes. A novel about Samuel Gompers
Los Angeles: Borden Publishing Company, 1950. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 294pp. Few spots of soil to foredge of text block, else tight and fine in a crisp, price-clipped dustwrapper, a half-shade faded on spine but otherwise like new. A....
[Item #25957]
Price: $30.00
 
18.

East Moline Works: Photographic Record of Organization Activities During Strike Period--1946 [cover title]
[Moline, IL: International Harvester Company? 1946]. A chiefly photographic record of the activity which took place in the impromptu offices set up by the Company management at the LeClaire Hotel in Moline, IL while 30,000 workers, led by the CIO Farm Equipment Workers Union, went on strike for a total...
[Item #21369]
Price: $250.00
 
East Moline Works: Photographic Record of Organization Activities During Strike Period--1946 [cover title]
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The Women's Garment Workers: A History of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1924. First Edition. Thick octavo (22cm.); original blue blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [2],xxv,[1],608pp.; map frontispiece, 15 photographic plates. Light edge wear; contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Very Good or better.
[Item #27290]
Price: $20.00
 
The Women's Garment Workers: A History of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
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Knock Him Out! Labor Can Do It
[New York]: National Labor Service, n.d., ca. 1950s. First Edition. Anti-descrimination poster by the American Jewish Committee's National Labor Service. Depicts a small, bedraggled man representing "Discrimination" getting his lights punched out by a giant fist representing "Labor." Illustration by Bernard Seaman, a cartoonist best known for his work for...
[Item #26163]
Price: $300.00
 
Knock Him Out! Labor Can Do It
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Songs for Seamen [cover title]
New York: National Maritime Union, CIO, [1947]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original decorative staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged. Minor toning along spine edge of rear wrapper, else Fine. Publication no. 15 of the Pilot, Education, and Publicity Department. Collection of songs from the Knights of Labor, the IWW, and the CIO and...
[Item #25253]
Price: $50.00
 
Songs for Seamen [cover title]
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The Combined Forces of Organized Labor Will Hold a Gigantic Rally to be Addressed by Congressman Jerry O'Connell
[San Francisco]: S.F. Bay Area A.F. of L. Com. for Freedom of Mooney & Billings, [1938]. First Edition. Broadside (23x15cm.); plain photographic illustration of Montana Congressman Jerry J. O'Connell; printed on green stock. Stock fading, faint rubber stamp of the Mooney Papers, Bancroft Library, else about Fine. Flyer for a....
[Item #22523]
Price: $50.00
 
The Combined Forces of Organized Labor Will Hold a Gigantic Rally to be Addressed by Congressman Jerry O'Connell
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The Path I Trod: The Autobiography of Terence Vincent Powderly
New York: Columbia University Press, 1940. First edition. Large octavo. Blue cloth boards, titled in gilt; pictorial dustjacket; 460pp. Slight tanning to text, else a fine, bright copy in the uncommon dustjacket, lightly worn and tanned on spine. Review copy, with publisher's stamp on front endpaper. About as good as...
[Item #11742]
Price: $95.00
 
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Local 8031: Its Struggles and its Victories [cover title]
[Golden, CO: United Steelworkers of America, 1989]. First Edition. Quarto (27.5cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; [2],80pp.; text in double column, illus. Uneven fading to red lettering on upper cover, else Fine. History of local branch 8031 of the United Steelworkers, affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Roth was a labor politician...
[Item #25404]
Price: $35.00
 
Local 8031: Its Struggles and its Victories [cover title]
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Handbook For OCAW Women
Denver: Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, 1973. First Edition. "This handbook originated in the summer of 1971, when Ms. Stone helped to process a sex discrimination complaint fo OCAW Local 4-23. Through working with the women in the local, she saw the need for a comprehensive and readable...
[Item #26382]
Price: $25.00
 
Handbook For OCAW Women


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