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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911-2011 [poster]
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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911-2011 [poster]

New York: Workers United / SEIU, 2011. 12x24 inch poster on heavy stock, very good, stored rolled. Announces a centennial commemoration by labor unionists.

$20.00

The storm in Riverville (a novel)
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The storm in Riverville (a novel)

By Gold, Ben

New York: Ben Gold Book Committee, 1973. Hardcover. 224p., first edition, original tan cloth binding with traces of edge wear else very condition. Novel by the founder of the Fur & Leather Workers Union about the progressive needle trades workers and their fight to throw the 'gangsters' out of the union and win a 40 hour week in the 1920s.

$45.00

National Laundry Journal, volume LXV, no.2, January 15, 1911
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National Laundry Journal, volume LXV, no.2, January 15, 1911

By Dowst, Charles, editor, S.M. Dowst, manager

Chicago: Dowst Bros. Compnay, 1911. Magazine. 88p., huge large-format trade magazine, a staplebound textblock in 13.5x10 inch matte wraps with a little spot color; occasional spot-colored ads within. Both covers detached and edgeworn but present, with ad content inside each. Textblock spine is rough and staples are rusted, but complete with no further detachments; basically a reference copy, were one researching light and heavy laundry machinery, some quite abstruse ("Gravity Seam Dampener, 20th Century Collar Shaper, The Art Edge Ironer"). Also find a few automobile ads: a couple of vignette-pictured laundry vans and a half-page on the Brush Runabout. Complete copy, as is. A "semi-monthly

$25.00

Working union: you and the ILGWU
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Working union: you and the ILGWU

By International Ladies' Garment Workers Union

n.p.: ILGWU, Western states region, n.d.. 12p., staplebound brochure introducing the union to workers, 8.5x11 inches, very good.

$12.00

The Fur and Leather Workers Union;
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The Fur and Leather Workers Union;

By Foner, Philip S.

Newark: Nordan Press, 1950. Hardcover. 708p., hardcover. Very good. No dj.

$12.00

ABC of parliamentary law; a brief handbook on rules of order for meetings adapted to the needs of labor groups and an appendic of charts, tables, examples, etc.
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ABC of parliamentary law; a brief handbook on rules of order for meetings adapted to the needs of labor groups and an appendic of charts, tables, examples, etc.

By Claessens, August and Rebecca E. Jarvis

New York: Published by the Rand School Press for the Education Department, ILGWU, 1944. Pamphlet. 32p., 9 x 6 inches in worn and soiled stapled wraps. A later printing with 1944 date on at least one title of books listed on rear cover.

$10.00


Catalogo Descriptivo de las Maquinas de Preparar, Hilar y Torcer el Algodon.--Con Calculos, Tablas, Producciones, etc.
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Catalogo Descriptivo de las Maquinas de Preparar, Hilar y Torcer el Algodon.--Con Calculos, Tablas, Producciones, etc.

Barcelona: Sociedad Anonima Serra Manlleu, 1932. Hardcover. 303p., appended b&w plates, coated paperstock throughout with numerous photographic images retouched for clarity, a central color section (close-ups of fabrics), hardbound in 7x5 inch maroon cloth boards gilt, textblock has rounded outer corners, gilded brightly. A bright, unhandled copy.

$20.00

Unity is Strength / Tuanjie jiu shi liliang / Support GCA Workers / Zhichi Zhong Xi gongren [pinback button]
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Unity is Strength / Tuanjie jiu shi liliang / Support GCA Workers / Zhichi Zhong Xi gongren [pinback button]

[East Bay], 1974. 1.5 inch diameter pin, bilingual text and artwork depicting seamstresses with a sewing machine, orange background. Very good; manufactured by East Bay pinmaker Robert Rush (though not identified as such on the pin). GCA was the Great Chinese American Sewing Company, known in Cantonese as Jung Sai (Zhong Xi in Mandarin). Jung Sai's workers, many of whom made only $2 an hour, went on a strike in 1974 that was a formative moment in Chinatown activism.

$35.00

Handbook of trade union methods, with special reference to the garment trades
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Handbook of trade union methods, with special reference to the garment trades

By International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Educational Department

New York: Education Department, 1937. 96p., wraps, rear cover creased with corner cut off (not affecting text), tear along bottom of spine; a reading copy only.

$10.00

[Poster announcing paperback publication of \
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[Poster announcing paperback publication of "The diary of a shirtwaist striker" by Theresa Serber Malkiel]

Ithaca: ILR Press, 1990. 17x22 inch poster from the press, most of the design featuring an enlarged front page of "The Call" from 1909, with text in English and Yiddish.

$35.00

The Cross Stitch Book / Shi zi ci xiu fan ben. Qi yi [No. 1]
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The Cross Stitch Book / Shi zi ci xiu fan ben. Qi yi [No. 1]

By Shen Shihe

Guangzhou, China: Zhimei xueshe, 1924. 24p., pictorial wraps, 7.5x10.25 inches, edgeworn with short closed edge tears, vertical crease, a mild stain on back cover penetrating partly through the text, fourth printing. First in a series that featured European, American and Asian designs for Chinese cross-stitchers. Text in Chinese. Not found in OCLC.

$125.00

[Membership booklet with dues records]
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[Membership booklet with dues records]

By Tailors' Industrial Union (International)

Chicago: the Union, 1914. [12p.], 3.25x5 inch booklet, new Chicago address of the headquarters stamped on cover, tracking membership of John Fotes and his dues payments from 1914 to 1919 at branches in Houston, San Francisco and Stockton.

$20.00

Season\'s greetings,  1935 - 1954
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Season's greetings, 1935 - 1954

By Crosswaith, Frank

New Haven: Negro Labor Committee, 1954. Stiff paper, single sheet, 5.25x7.25, printed on one side only, printed in green and red. Christmas card, with a poem (first letters of each line spelling out Thanks to our friends). Crosswaith had been a major figure in the Socialist Party pre-war, at the time of this card he was chair of The Negro Labor Committee and a general organizer for the ILGWU.

$35.00

The sewing circle, by L.K. Baum [pseud.]
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The sewing circle, by L.K. Baum [pseud.]

By Kirshbaum, Louis [as L.K. Baum]

Los Angeles: De Vorss & Co, 1952. Hardcover. 228p., very good condition in good dj darkened on spine and with a small closed tear to front flap fold. Labor union novel about corruption in the garment workers unions. Set in Los Angeles. Kirsbaum was a rank and file member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union.

$50.00

Brooklyn metro times. No. 8 (Winter 1996)
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Brooklyn metro times. No. 8 (Winter 1996)

Brooklyn: the newsletter, 1996. 43p., staplebound in wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches. Phone number penned on back cover, otherwise very good. Articles in this issue include coverage of a garment worker strike, dispute over living wage, potential rebirth of the labor movement, and more.

$12.00

Introducing... The Children\'s Dress, Infant\'s Wear, Housedress and Bathrobe Makers Union. Local 91, of the ILGWU
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Introducing... The Children's Dress, Infant's Wear, Housedress and Bathrobe Makers Union. Local 91, of the ILGWU

By International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Local 91

New York: ILGWU Local 91, 1937. 8.5.x11 inch sheet printed both sides, cartoon features women emerging from a Garment Center passing out leaflets. Very good. Invitation to workers to join the local, with one side focusing on sweat shops and what the union does to fight them.

$45.00

Blue Ridge, the history of our struggle against Levi-Strauss
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Blue Ridge, the history of our struggle against Levi-Strauss

By Mull, Brenda

Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, 1968. 6p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, lightly creased.

$12.00

An inventory of American Jewish history; with a foreword by Oscar Handlin
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An inventory of American Jewish history; with a foreword by Oscar Handlin

By Rischin, Moses

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. Pamphlet. xii, 66p., softbound in 8.5x5.5 inch plain printed staplebound wraps, very good copy.

$20.00

Nobody makes a pass at me: sheet music from Pins and Needles
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Nobody makes a pass at me: sheet music from Pins and Needles

By Rome, Harold J., music and lyrics

New York: Mills Music, 1938. Sheet_music. 8p. including covers, 9x12.25 inches, sheet music and lyrics, ownership name on front cover, worn pictorial wraps. Music for a song from the musical "Pins and Needles" staged by the Labor Stage with the ILGWU Players directed by Robert H. Gordon. Ownership name of Mike Kitay, Thom Gunn's partner in San Francisco on cover.

$45.00

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