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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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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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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
 
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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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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
 
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
 
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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 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
 
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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]
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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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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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Striking for Life: Labor's Side of the Labor Question. The right of the workingman to a fair living
N.p. American Manufacturing and Publishing Co. 1894. First Edition. Octavo (20cm.); original tan pictorial cloth embossed in brown and gilt; [2],498pp.; portrait frontispiece, full-page photographic illus. throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, spine gilt rather dulled, front hinge cracked but holding. Private library bookplate accomplished in manuscript and rubberstamp ownership of...
[Item #26369]
Price: $50.00
 
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A Momentous Question: The Respective Attitudes of Labor and Capital [...] Articles specially contributed by prominent and well-known representatives
Philadelphia: A.R. Keller Company, 1895. First Thus. Octavo (22cm.); original brown decorative cloth embossed in black and gilt; 498pp.; portrait frontispiece, full-page photographic tissue-guarded illus. throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, textblock edges hint dust-soiled, else Very Good or better. Addenda includes articles by Samuel Gompers, Eugene V. Debs, and John...
[Item #26370]
Price: $30.00
 
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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
 
The Crime of the Century: A Monstrous Frame-Up [drop title]
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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
 
See Hear Welcome Tom Mooney [drop title]
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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
 
Chavez and the Farm Workers
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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
 
Get Ready to Welcome Home Tom Mooney! [drop title]


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