Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 and Vol.1, No. 2. COMMUNISM - MICHIGAN.

Muskegon Worker. Issued Monthly by the "Unemployed Council". Vol.1, No. 1 and Vol.1, No. 2

Muskegon, MI: Muskegon Unemployed Council, 1932. An unrecorded Michigan newspaper, produced (briefly, we assume) by the Muskegon Unemployed Council. In addition to exposing corruption and mismanagement within Muskegon's municipal government, the paper makes repeated invitations to unemployed workers to join the Communist Party and read the Daily Worker, suggesting the Unemployed Council was, if not an official CP front, then at least heavily infiltrated by CP members and fellow travelers. The first issue includes coverage of the Ford Hunger March, in which 5 protesting workers were shot to death by Ford Company guards outside the gates of the River Rouge Plant. Rare; we find no examples in the trade (July 2015), with one location only in OCLC (Library of Michigan); not found in the North American Union List of Serials (1939 ed). Two bifolium issues (22.75cm), printed in black on newsprint; 4pp. Slight toning to paper, else Fine.

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