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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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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 General Executive Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to the Sixth Biennial Convention
Philadelphia: 1924. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original drab printed wrappers; 340,[4],cxivpp.; plain photographic folding plate of the attendees of the convention. Wrapper edges quite rubbed with a few shallow losses not affecting text; textblock shaken and starting to separate from wrappers; still, about Very Good. At head of upper cover...
[Item #23240]
Price: $75.00
 
Report of the General Executive Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to the Sixth Biennial Convention. AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA.
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The Book of the Amalgamated of New York, 1914-1940. Presented to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
New York: Amalgamated Joint Boards and Local Unions in New York, 1940. First Edition. Slim folio (31cm.); original green cloth-backed pictorial linen (ink redaction to upper cover) embossed in dark green and silver; 127,[1]pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, cartoon endpapers by Frank Hanley; illus., including portrait photographs by Lewis W. Hine...
[Item #24960]
Price: $50.00
 
The Book of the Amalgamated of New York, 1914-1940. Presented to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA, ed J B. S. Hardman.
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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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Films for Labor
Washington DC: AFL - Department of Education, 1955. Uncommon trade catalogue, issued annually by the A.F. of L. beginning in 1951 (this is the fourth annual issue), advertising films and filmstrips for use at union meetings and organizing rallies. Subjects range from pedagogical and training shorts, to strike documentaries, to...
[Item #25254]
Price: $125.00
 
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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. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, Rowland Hill HARVEY.
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Industrial Unrest discussed in simple words for members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers who cannot understand the language of Mr. Charles Ferguson...Can anything be done about it?
N.p. ASME, 1920. First Edition. Small 12mo (16.25cm.); original tan decorative staplebound card wrappers; 12pp. Minor wear from handling, faint dampstain to bottom edge of upper wrapper, else Near Very Good and sound. Title presumably referring to the ASME member Charles Ferguson who, together with mechanical engineer Henry Gantt, formed...
[Item #30933]
Price: $75.00
 
Industrial Unrest discussed in simple words for members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers who cannot understand the language of Mr. Charles Ferguson...Can anything be done about it? AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
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Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934
1934. Rare vernacular views of one of the key disputes in American labor history. The Toledo Auto-Lite Strike (April-June, 1934) marked a key victory for the American Federation of Labor and led to widespread unionization in the auto industry. It was also one of the bloodiest labor diputes of the...
[Item #21736]
Price: $500.00
 
Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934. Anonymous photographer.
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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. Anthracite Coal Strike Commission.
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Pay and Place Under Socialism...
New York: The Socialist Party, ca. 1932. Upper cover: "All socially healthful incentives and industrial opportunities now existing to be retained, and many new and better ones established. False and ignorant 'dead-level' charge authoritatively refuted. Individual initiative encouraged and personal liberty safeguarded." Incidentally, this subtitle is longer than the pamphlet...
[Item #21022]
Price: $15.00
 
Pay and Place Under Socialism. Warren ATKINSON.
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Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow
New York: Hillman-Curl, 1937. First Edition. Large, thick octavo (24cm.); original cloth in red pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; xiv,[15]-352pp.; plain photographic frontispiece of Beal on the stand, 7 leaves of plates. Jacket edges rubbed with shallow chips and closed tears, spine quite faded; Fine in About Very Good jacket. Memoir...
[Item #23238]
Price: $75.00
 
Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow. Fred E. BEAL.
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Negro Employment in Retail Trade: A Study of Racial Policies in the Department Store, Drugstore, and Supermarket Industries ["Studies of Negro Employment, Volume VI]
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania / The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards; dustjacket. Variously paginated. Tight, unmarked Near Fine copy in lightly worn, Very Good jacket. Sixth volume in the publisher's series "Studies of Negro Employment". Compiles three previously-published works, each with separate...
[Item #24743]
Price: $25.00
 
Negro Employment in Retail Trade: A Study of Racial Policies in the Department Store, Drugstore, and Supermarket Industries ["Studies of Negro Employment, Volume VI]. Gordon F. BLOOM, F. Marion Fletcher, Charles R. Perry.
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Capitalism's Individual Ownership, the Deep Thing of God; or, The Only Solution of the Coal Problem, the Labor Problem, the Farm Problem, and of Each and All Problems of Wealth and Poverty, and of Democracy and Liberty
Battle Creek, MI: Wages, Wealth and Welfare Press, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; viii,760pp. Shows signs of being ex-library, with minor spine label residue and redacted rubberstamp to front free endpaper; spine quite darkened, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #25419]
Price: $125.00
 
Capitalism's Individual Ownership, the Deep Thing of God; or, The Only Solution of the Coal Problem, the Labor Problem, the Farm Problem, and of Each and All Problems of Wealth and Poverty, and of Democracy and Liberty. George L. BOLEN.
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The Closing Argument of W. E. Borah for the Prosecution, in the Great Coeur d'Alene Riot-Murder Trial, Delivered July 27, 1899, Wallace, Idaho [cover title]
N.p. ca. 1899. First edition, octavo (22cm.); stitched printed self-wrappers; [2],49pp. Very faint toning along edges, else about Fine. A portion of the closing argument delivered at the trial of Paul Corcoran for the killing of James Cheyne during the the Coeur d'Alene's mining strike of April, 1899.
[Item #21777]
Price: $30.00
 
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The Right to Organize and its Limits: A Comparison of Policies in the United States and Selected European Countries
Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1950. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in blue and white dust jacket; xiii,[1],331pp. Jacket edges a touch worn, spine a bit darkened, else Near Fine.
[Item #24903]
Price: $25.00
 
The Right to Organize and its Limits: A Comparison of Policies in the United States and Selected European Countries. Kurt BRAUN.
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The Way Forward
New York: Macmillan, 1932. First Edition. Essays on the economic future of the United States and the Soviet Union, gathered and unpdated "in this day of world-wide industrial depression...in the hope that the experience of a long life...may contribute something of value to their discussion." Surprisingly uncommon in the trade...
[Item #28268]
Price: $125.00
 
The Way Forward. Robert S. BROOKINGS.
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When Labor Organizes
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1937. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original blue cloth embossed in dark blue; x,361pp.; illustrated title page printed in blue and black; 8 leaves of plain photographic illustrations, text illus. throughout. Lacking dust jacket, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else About Fine.
[Item #24902]
Price: $35.00
 
When Labor Organizes. Robert R. R. BROOKS.
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Eugene Debs, who was among the strike's supporters, would later cite its failure as an example of the ineffectiveness of craft unions, an argument which...
[Item #10401]
Price: $40.00
 
The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America. BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, John A. HALL.
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Real-Photo Postcard Depicting Seven members of the B of L. F. & E.
N.p. n.d., 1909. Original albumen photographic postcard (13.75x8.5cm.); contemporaneously postally used else Near Fine. Studio group portrait of seven young men, two sporting roses in the bands of their hats, one of the men seated in front with a bouquet of roses sticking out of his boot. The message on...
[Item #30313]
Price: $75.00
 
Real-Photo Postcard Depicting Seven members of the B of L. F. & E. BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN & ENGINEMEN.
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The Railroad Trainman: Official Publication of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [...] Volume XXXI, 1914
Cleveland: Britton Printing Company, 1914. First Edition. Complete run for the year 1914 of a monthly published by the Brotherhood. Articles include Arthur Brisbane's "Female Labor and Minimum Wage"; Knud Benson's "The Panama Railroad"; R.H. Newcomb's "American Railroad Company, Porto Rico"; and countless articles on safety and child labor. Poetry...
[Item #24899]
Price: $200.00
 
The Railroad Trainman: Official Publication of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [...] Volume XXXI, 1914. BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, ed D L. Cease.
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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. F. S. And Cotton Budgen, L.
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Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1933]. First Edition. Uninhibited autobiography of English-born American iron and steel worker-turned-politician of Irish descent, who "lost his conscience in the cradle and he never regained it...In politics and the dock walloper's rough and ready world, he quickly learned a conscience was no great help...
[Item #25149]
Price: $50.00
 
Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler. Richard J. BUTLER, Joseph Driscoll.
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History of a Ring [cover title]
Portland, ME: Berry Printer, 1877. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original pictorial stitched self-wrappers; 13pp. Wrappers rather brittle with a few tiny shallow losses, else Very Goood. Satirical fable regarding the railroad industry. WILLIAMSON (Maine) I 835.
[Item #27256]
Price: $50.00
 
History of a Ring [cover title]. "BY ONE OF THE GOVERNOR'S WARDS"


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