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Bérmunkás Naptára: 1943. Evre
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1943. Scarce labor almanac issued by the Hungarian-language arm of the Cleveland I.W.W. Includes a few photographic text illustrations (halftones). The almanac was issued as early as 1926 and as late as 1954 (per University of Michigan catalog), but individual issues appear quite rare; not seen in commerce;...
[Item #16350]
Price: $125.00
 
Bérmunkás Naptára: 1943. Evre
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Bérmunkás: Magyar Nyelvu Lap Az Ipari Unionizmus Szolgalataban. Vol. XLI, No. 1850 (Oct. 15th, 1954) [Final Issue]
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1954. Semimonthly newspaper issued by the Hungarian-language arm of the Cleveland I.W.W. Ink notation (in an unknown hand) above masthead: "Last Issue;" headline on page one announces cessation of publication ("Lehuzzuk A Zaszlot...A Bermunkasnak ez az utolso lapszama."). Bernunkas began publishing in 1923; 12 U.S. institutions have holdings...
[Item #16351]
Price: $60.00
 
Bérmunkás: Magyar Nyelvu Lap Az Ipari Unionizmus Szolgalataban. Vol. XLI, No. 1850 (Oct. 15th, 1954) [Final Issue]
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London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
[Leicester: 1889]. Announcement of a mass meeting of textile and shoe workers in Leicester, to express solidarity with striking dock-workers during the Great London Docker's Strike of 1889. The speakers, primarily representatives of the Hosiery and Shoe trade unions (Leicester was the seat of the British shoe trade in the...
[Item #17278]
Price: $150.00
 
London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
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Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
New York: Union Printers International Baseball League, 1934. First Edition. Lavish souvenir program for the twenty-third annual round-robin tournament, held in New York and played at Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds, and Ebbets Field. Well-illustrated with halftone text illustrations, including team portraits of the New York and Detroit teams. Apparently...
[Item #14867]
Price: $250.00
 
Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
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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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Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1903. First Edition. Official report of Theodore Roosevelt's independent Commission, appointed "at the request of both the operators and of the miners" in October 1902 to investigate the causes of the Great Anthracite Strike of that year. The Commission's report marked an important mileston in...
[Item #17337]
Price: $40.00
 
Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
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The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
New York: International Publishers, [1954]. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. 24pp; lightly dusted; else a bright, crisp copy in very good condition.
[Item #15832]
Price: $25.00
 
The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
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Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
New York: New York Labor News Company, 1934. Reprint. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 32pp. Slight soil to covers, else Near Fine. 12mo.
[Item #7908]
Price: $12.00
 
Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
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Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
N.p. Cone Photo Co. [1892]. Excellent and rare image of the 13th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers on strike duty during the short-lived but violent Buffalo Switchmen's Strike of 1892. We are uncertain as to the identity of the name behind the Cone Photo Co.; no such entity appears in...
[Item #16060]
Price: $750.00
 
Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
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Lighting the Nation's Capital: The History of IBEW Local 26 1892-1992
Washington, D.C. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1992. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 215pp; illus. Fine, apparently unread copy, free of markings or wear.
[Item #16490]
Price: $15.00
 
Lighting the Nation's Capital: The History of IBEW Local 26 1892-1992
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The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers' Union. A Narrative of the Greatest Industrial-Agricultural Organization in History and Its Makers
Nashville: Marshall & Bruce Co. 1909. First Edition. Complete history of the union, founded in Texas in 1902 as the Farmers' Educational and Co-Operative Union of America. The author Barrett, a Georgia farmer, became the union's national president in 1906. Includes portraits (halftones) of the union's leading figures, including all...
[Item #16629]
Price: $85.00
 
The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers' Union. A Narrative of the Greatest Industrial-Agricultural Organization in History and Its Makers
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The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
Newark: Nordan Press, 1950. First Edition. Laudatory account of the history and leadership of the Fur & Leather Workers Union, which was the only openly Communist-controlled labor union in America. SEDMAN F178. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; xii, 708pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in VG dustwrapper with ca 1-1/2"...
[Item #16612]
Price: $25.00
 
The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
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A Bérmunkás Naptára: 1951-ik Evre
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1951. Scarce labor almanac issued by the Hungarian-language arm of the Cleveland I.W.W. Includes a few photographic text illustrations (halftones). The almanac was issued as early as 1926 and as late as 1954 (per University of Michigan catalog), but individual issues appear quite rare; not seen in commerce;...
[Item #16349]
Price: $125.00
 
A Bérmunkás Naptára: 1951-ik Evre
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The Amalgamated - Today and Tomorrow: The Accomplishments, the Policies and the Aims of the ORganized Clothing Workers of the Nation
New York: The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1939. First edition. Original printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 144pp. Illus. Mild toning & edgewear to fragile wallet-edged covers; internally fresh and unmarked. A quite solid copy overall of an uncommon union history.
[Item #3704]
Price: $22.50
 
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Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
Brantford, Canada: Bradley-Garretson Co. 1907. First Edition. Octavo; pictorial cloth boards, 331pp. Uncommon issue for the Canadian market. Tight and Near Fine in the original cloth boards - an unusually well-preserved copy of this book which is typically found well-worn. A fairly typical turn-of-the-century attempt by a popular author to...
[Item #19087]
Price: $60.00
 
Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
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An Analysis of Our AFL-CIO Role in Latin America, or Under the Covers with the CIA
San Jose: F. Hirsch, 1974. Second Edition. Complicity between American labor unions and the CIA. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 52, (2), iii. Clean, tight, unworn copy, Near Fine.
[Item #18967]
Price: $10.00
 
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Free These Three. A Labor Story by Leo Huberman
San Francisco: King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee, [1941]. First Edition. Fundraising plea for the renewed defense of Earl King, Ernest Ramsay, and Frank Conner, three union officials who were arrested in 1936 on suspicion of murder in the famous "Ship Murder Case." The three were convicted despite the deeply flawed prosecution of...
[Item #18988]
Price: $45.00
 
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A Worker's Guide to Direct Action
Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, (1974). Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial self-wrappers; 16pp; illus. Mild toning; Very Good. Ideas for direct action by workers, including slowdowns, sit-downs, sick-ins, etc.
[Item #16392]
Price: $15.00
 
A Worker's Guide to Direct Action
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The I.W.W.
New York: Merit Publishers, 1967. Reprint. Reprint of MILES 3637, originally published in 1955 - "Fiftieth anniversary review of the IWW from a Communist viewpoint." Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 31pp. Clean, unworn copy, Near Fine.
[Item #16339]
Price: $12.00
 
The I.W.W.
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The I.W.W. - The Great Anticipation
New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1956. First Edition. MILES 3637: "Fiftieth anniversary review of the IWW from a Communist viewpoint." 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 44pp. Clean, unworn copy, Near Fine.
[Item #16347]
Price: $20.00
 
The I.W.W. - The Great Anticipation
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Unions and Racism
Oldham, Lancashire: Industrial Workers of the World, British Section, 1980. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 33pp. Fine. MILES 4504.
[Item #16348]
Price: $15.00
 
Unions and Racism
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World Labor Needs A Union
Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, 1969. First Edition. Calls for an international organization of workers to respond to the rise of multinational corporations. The final page is an application for membership; verso of rear wrapper reprints the IWW Preamble. MILES 4567. Staple-bound pamphlet; illustrated wrappers; 21pp. Light external wear;...
[Item #16338]
Price: $12.00
 
World Labor Needs A Union
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Longshore Program - 1952
N.p. [New York?]: Dockers' News, 1952. First Edition. Nine-point program for the ILA in its ongoing labor disputes on the New York waterfront. The program calls for increases in pay, guaranteed pensions, limitations on work speedups and, interestingly, "No Discrimination" -- a point brought home by the cover illustration, which...
[Item #18980]
Price: $40.00
 
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Preamble and Declaration of Principles of the Knights of Labor of America
[Philadelphia]: Knights of Labor, N.d. (after 1883). The Knights of Labor began as a highly secret society in Philadelphia in 1869, and for the next thirteen years remained a tiny organization, without a written Constitution and with a membership ritual, borrowed largely from the Masonic tradition, which was transmitted strictly...
[Item #19181]
Price: $850.00
 
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Autograph Letter, Signed. June 14, 1887
Denver: 1887. A snide missive regarding Terrence Powderly, who at this time was Grand Master Workman of the Knights of Labor, from his bitter western rival Haskell G. Burnette. Burnette begins by thanking his correspondent for sending subscription dues, then goes on: "...A Chinese came into my office from N.Y....
[Item #13814]
Price: $400.00
 
Autograph Letter, Signed. June 14, 1887


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