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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
 
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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
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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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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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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
 
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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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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: $500.00
 
Golda Meir: Israel's Leader. Inscribed (as Israeli Prime Minister) to George Meany (as AFL President)
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The White Collar Workers and the Future of the Nation: Testimony of Lewis Merrill, President, United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, Before the Senate Sub-Committee on Wartime Health and Education. January, 1944.
New York: United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, 1944. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 61pp. Brief foxing to margins of cover and page edges, else VG.
[Item #3835]
Price: $12.00
 
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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
 
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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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The Crime of the Century: A Monstrous Frame-Up [drop title]
San Francisco: Toom Mooney Defense Committee, 1936. First Edition. Broadside (30x16cm.); plain photographic illustration of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings; previous folds, faint rubberstamp of the Mooney Papers, Bancroft Library, else Very Good. Flyer for the showing of a film of Tom Mooney presenting his case: "All of us will...
[Item #22521]
Price: $45.00
 
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See Hear Welcome Tom Mooney [drop title]
[Rockford, IL?]: Tom Mooney Molders' Defense Committee, [1939]. First Edition. Broadside (22.75cm.); adorned with portrait of Mooney. Fine. Flyer for a talk to be delivered by newly-pardoned Tom Mooney. At head of title: "A Never To Be Forgotten Occasion!" "Endorsed By All Organized Labor." Flyer not in OCLC as of November, 2014.
[Item #22520]
Price: $45.00
 
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Chavez and the Farm Workers
Boston: Beacon Press, 1976. Second Printing. One of the best contemporary analyses of Chavez, his role in the United Farm Workers, and La Causa. Well-illustrated with photographic plates (halftones). The author was an investigative reporter for the Fresno Bee. Octavo (21cm). Red cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 342pp; illus. Very fine review...
[Item #14638]
Price: $35.00
 
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Get Ready to Welcome Home Tom Mooney! [drop title]
[San Francisco]: United Labor Committee for Tom Mooney Homecoming, [1939]. First Edition. Broadside (20.5cm.). Half-inch tear to left-hand edge not affecting text, faint rubberstamp of the Mooney Papers, Bancroft Library, else Very Good and sound. Flyer announcing the "Monster Demonstration" to be held on the Embarcadero, the sight of the...
[Item #22518]
Price: $45.00
 
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C.I.O. Industrial Unionism In Action
New York: W.W. Norton, 1937. First Edition. Early study of the C.I.O. and John L. Lewis, written by a Harvard economist. Uncommonly well-preserved copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper; jacket art signed "Tabatchnik." Octavo (20.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in black and orange on spine and front cover; dustjacket;...
[Item #21775]
Price: $75.00
 
C.I.O. Industrial Unionism In Action