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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. AFL-CIO, President George Meany.
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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. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR.
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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
 
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. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS.
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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. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, Rowland Hill HARVEY.
5.

Rhodesia: The "Fearless" Proposals and the Six Principles
London: Africa Bureau, [1968]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 29pp. Fine.
[Item #28388]
Price: $15.00
 
Rhodesia: The "Fearless" Proposals and the Six Principles. M. J. CHRISTIE.
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Pioneers of Freedom
New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original rust decorative cloth stamped in black; vi,[4],222pp. Spine a hint faded, else Near Fine, lacking dust jacket. Collection of biographical sketches of, among others, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Gompers, and Eugene Debs.
[Item #28748]
Price: $20.00
 
Pioneers of Freedom. McAlister COLEMAN, intro Norman Thomas.
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Pioneers of Freedom
New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original black cloth stamped in green, yellow pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; vi,[4],222pp. Jacket quite worn with several small losses and closed tears, a few touching text without loss of meaning, extremities and spine toned, shallow loss to spine crown and subsequent...
[Item #28749]
Price: $30.00
 
Pioneers of Freedom. McAlister COLEMAN, intro Norman Thomas.
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Report of Conference of Progressives, Hotel Continental, Chicago, Sept. 28-29, 1946
[New York: CIO Political Action Committee, 1946]. First Edition. Octavo (20.25cm.); photo-illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 18pp. Some wear from handling, upper wrapper dog-eared at fore-ege corner, rear cover dust-soiled. About Very Good. Among those present were former Governor of Minnesota Elmer Austin Benson, sculptor Jo Davidson, and President of the CIO...
[Item #28168]
Price: $40.00
 
Report of Conference of Progressives, Hotel Continental, Chicago, Sept. 28-29, 1946. CONFERENCE OF PROGRESSIVES.
9.

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. CPUSA - STEEL INDUSTRY, 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). CPUSA, William Z. FOSTER.
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How I Got Fat Looking for Starvation in Soviet Russia
Boston: New England District of the Friends of the Soviet Union, n.d., ca. 1936. First Edition. 16mo (15cm.); staplebound decorative self-wrappers; 15pp. Upper wrapper top edge toned, else Near Fine. Description of the bounties offered by the Soviet Union as witnessed by a member of the Workers Delegation to the...
[Item #30080]
Price: $45.00
 
How I Got Fat Looking for Starvation in Soviet Russia. William H. DUPREY.
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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..." GARMENT INDUSTRY, PEARL BUTTON WORKERS.
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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). Samuel GOMPERS.
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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
 
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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
 
The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 4: A National Labor Movement Takes Shape, 1895-98. Samuel GOMPERS, Peter J. Albert Stuart B. Kaufman, , eds Grace Palladino.
17.

History of the Central Labor Union of Springfield, Mass. with some of the pioneers. Brief sketches of affiliated unions. 1887-1912
[Springfield: Central Labor Union, 1912]. First Edition. Octavo (23.25cm.); original maroon gilt-lettered cloth; 180,[24](ads)pp.; illus. Corners a bit dinged, light wear to spine foot, else Very Good or better.
[Item #28629]
Price: $60.00
 
History of the Central Labor Union of Springfield, Mass. with some of the pioneers. Brief sketches of affiliated unions. 1887-1912. A. F. HARDWICK, ed.
18.

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. Herbert HILL.
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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
 
The Giant Wakes. A novel about Samuel Gompers. Rupert HUGHES.
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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]. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY.
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Golda Meir: Israel's Leader. Inscribed (as Israeli Prime Minister) to George Meany (as AFL President)
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Second Printing. A superb association and a very attractive example of Meir's autograph, produced during her tenure as Prime Minister of Israel and during Meany's presidency of the AFL. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 366pp. Second printing of the revised edition, INSCRIBED on front...
[Item #14041]
Price: $300.00
 
Golda Meir: Israel's Leader. Inscribed (as Israeli Prime Minister) to George Meany (as AFL President). ISRAEL, Marie SYRKIN.
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Broadsheet: Wanted -- One Big Union [drop title]
[Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, n.d., ca. 1937]. First Edition. Quarto broadsheet (24.5x17.75cm.); text in double columns. Uniformly toned, else Fine. Organizational flyer, arguing that the "CIO is not constructed to enable workers to decide what action they should take." MILES 4654. One holding located in OCLC as of...
[Item #27504]
Price: $150.00
 
Broadsheet: Wanted -- One Big Union [drop title]. IWW.
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Financial Reports of Labor Unions
Boston: Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1950. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in grey and green decorative dust jacket; xi,[1],280pp. Some chipping to jacket extremities, spine a bit toned, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Includes chapters on the International Ladies' Garment Works (AFL)...
[Item #28893]
Price: $45.00
 
Financial Reports of Labor Unions. George KOZMETSKY.
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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. Louis LEVINE.
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Testimony of John L. Lewis before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Miners' Welfaree of the Committee on Education and Labor, April 3, 1947 and Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Public Lands to investigate the Centralia mine explosion April 17, 1947
Washington DC: Labor's Non-Partisan League, [1947]. First Edition. Slim octavo (23cm.); original photo-montaged wrappers; 128pp.; frontispiece, 3 leaves of photographs printed on rectos and versos. Small tear to spine foot, else Very Good and sound. Testimony by the president of the United Mine Workers regarding the 1947 Centralia mine disaster, which killed 111 people.
[Item #28896]
Price: $25.00
 
Testimony of John L. Lewis before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Miners' Welfaree of the Committee on Education and Labor, April 3, 1947 and Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Public Lands to investigate the Centralia mine explosion April 17, 1947. John L. LEWIS.


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