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Strike Broadside: If You Had to Walk Today - Blame John A. Ritchie

by [TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION of AMERICA]

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(1941)
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New York: Transport Workers Union of America (CIO), (1941). The text originally appeared in the March 11, 1941 issue of the newspaper PM, as a response to a pro-Company article appearing the day before in several mainstream New York papers, titled "If You Had To Walk Today, Blame the Transport Workers Union." The Transport Workers, one of New York's… Read more
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Broadside: Attention! All Maritime Workers in the Port of Buffalo

by [MARITIME TRADES] [NEW YORK]

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Published
[1936]
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Buffalo: Publicity-Strike Strategy Committee, [1936]. Paperback. Broadside calling for an open forum for maritime workers in the Port of Buffalo, to be held Friday December 18th at the Workers Educational League Hall. "The following representatives of the Strike Strategy Committee of the Striking Members of the I.S.U. of A on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts will explain the strike… Read more
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CIA and American Labor: the Subversion of the AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy

by MORRIS, George

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Published
1967
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First Edition
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New York: International Publishers, 1967. First Edition. Paperback. PBO. 12mo; pictorial card wrappers; 159pp. Mild reading crease to spine; light rubbing; Very Good overall. Examination of CIA infiltration of the AFL-CIO during the cold war, revealing "how the foreign affairs department of the AFL-CIO acted as a clearing house for intervention in Latin Ameica, Africa and other areas of… Read more
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From Taylorism to Fordism: A Rational Madness

by DORAY, Bernard; David Macey, trans.; Maurice Godelier, foreword

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Published
1988
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First Edition
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London: Free Association Press, 1988. First Edition. Paperback. An exploration of the history of "scientific management" as it affects the work process and the psychiatry of workers. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 229pp. Trivial age toning to margins of textblock, faint creasing to hinges of spine, else a tight, clean, near-new copy. Near Fine.
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image of The Eight-Hour Standard Workday. What Workingmen can gain by it, and what they cannot. (Published by the National Executive Committee of the Socialistic Labor Party in accordance with the Resolution of its Congress, held at Cincinnati)

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New York: Socialistic Labor Party, [ca 1885]. Pamphlet. 22nd Thousand." Pamphlet, removed; 8pp. Partial separation along bound edge; mild chipping to marginal extremities; text slightly toned; complete and Good. Uncommon early SLP pamphlet advocating for the eight-hour workday. Undated, but the earliest SLP congress to be held in Cincinnati (referenced in title) appears to have been the 5th National… Read more
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The Strike in Gdansk, August 14-31, 1980

by [SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT] TYMOWSKI, Andrzej

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Published
N.d. [1980]
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First Edition
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New Haven: Don't Hold Back, N.d. [1980]. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial card wrappers; 50pp. Illus. Account of the 1980 Gdansk strike and the birth of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement.
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Trade Unions [Economist Brief Booklet no. 10]

by HARMAN, Nicholas

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Published
1968
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First Edition
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London: The Economist, 1968. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 24pp; illus. Near Fine. Primer on British trade unionism.
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Labor Looks at the 91st Congress: An AFL-CIO Legislative Report

by [AFL-CIO] BIEMILLER, Andrew J. (ed)

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Published
1971
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[Washington, D.C.]: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1971. Paperback. 12mo. Staple-bound wrappers; 116pp. Light external ageing and soil; Very Good. One in an annual series of AFL-CIO Legislative Reports, with sections on "Jobs and the Economy," "Housing and the Environment," "Health, Education and Welfare," etc.
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Working Class Unity - Bulwark Against Fascism

by DIMITROFF, Sergei

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Published
1935
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New York: Workers Library, 1935. Pamphlet. Second edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 71pp. Light wear; age-toning; a few pencil marginalia -- Very Good. Dimitroff's report to the 7th World Congress of the COMINTERN, announcing Moscow's United Front policy. SEIDMAN D202.
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Wages and Hours of Labor in the Men's Clothing Industry: 1932

by [U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR] BILLUPS, Robert S.

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Published
1932
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First Edition
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Washington DC: Division of Wage Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 1932. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed gray wrappers; 65,(v)pp. Very Good. Statistical analysis and narrative account of employment in the needle trades during the Great Depression.
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Hardcover. Second printing. 12mo; original blue cloth boards; pictorial endpapers; xiv,[1]-343pp. Ownership signature (H[orace] M Douty, American labor historian) to front endpaper. Cloth slightly rubbed on front cover; text a bit tanned, but still a clean, tight and unmarked copy - VG, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Illustrated with statistical charts and maps. Historical and statistical… Read more
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Wasting Human Life

by Simons, A[lgie] M[artin]

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Published
ca. 1915]
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First Edition
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N.p., s.i., n.d. [Chicago: National Office, Socialist Party, ca. 1915]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); original red decorative staplebound wrappers; 96pp.; illus., including photographs. Upper fore-corner bumped, with attendant creasing to corner margin throughout. Text tight and unmarked; Good and sound overall. Study of human misery by a founding member of the Socialist Party of America. EGBERT II, p.… Read more
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Negro Labor in the United States 1850-1925: A Study in American Economic History

by WESLEY, Charles H.

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Published
1927
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First Edition
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. 12mo; original orange cloth boards; pictorial endpapers; xiv,[1]-343pp. Covers slightly soiled; crease to title page, text clean, tight and unmarked - solidly VG, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Illustrated with statistical charts and maps. Historical and statistical analysis of working conditions for African-Americans from the antebellum period through the end of… Read more
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Bulletin of the Industrial Commission of Ohio. Vol. 1 no. 3 (August 1, 1914)

by [LABOR HISTORY - OHIO - WW1]

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Published
1914
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Columbus: Industrial Commission of Ohio, 1914. Paperback. Octavo. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 74pp. Includes information on recently-enacted regulations on workers' compensation and language of the act establishing the Industrial Commission, which was formed under the governorship of Archibald Cox to oversee the placement of laborers in essential wartime defense industries.
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Workers and Revolution in Serbia from Tito to Miloševi and Beyond

by UPCHURCH, Martin and Darko Marinkovi

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Published
2013
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First Edition
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Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Pictorial paper-covered boards (hardcover); 149pp. Fine, unmarked and apparently unread copy, near-new.
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W.Z. Foster--Renegade or Spy

by PETERSEN, Arnold

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Published
1935
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New York: New York Labor News Co, 1935. Paperback. A personal and political attack on Foster, by a Socialist Labor Party leader, who reviews Foster's early apprenticeship in social-democratic reform, his change to anarcho-syndicalism, his support of World War I, and his subsequent career in the communist movement, where he has successfully negotiated all the switch-backs in the Party… Read more
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image of The Motorman, Conductor and Motor Coach Operator. Vol. 43, no. 11 [Official Convention Report, Sept. 9-14, 1935]

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Detroit: Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes of America, 1935. Paperback. Octavo. Printed paper wrappers; 114pp. Mailing label to front cover, else a tight, clean, Very Good copy. This issue comprises the full official Convention Report for the union's 1935 convention, held at the Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit September 9-14, 1935. Includes a lengthy message… Read more
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With Force And Violence

by [WORKERS' DEFENSE UNION] LEGERE, Ben

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N.d. [ca 1918]
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[New York: Workers Defense Union], N.d. [ca 1918]. Ephemera. Octavo bifolium handbill on newsprint; 4pp. Horizontal folds; paper age-toned; complete and Very Good. Handbill recruiting donations of moeny or labor to the Workers' Defense Union, a legal defense organization founded by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and others in 1918 to protect the rights of labor activists and political radicals. The… Read more
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Employment of Women in the Manufacture of Cannon and Small Arms in 1942

by [WOMEN - WW2] ANDERSON, Margaret Kay

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Published
1943
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Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1943. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed self-wrappers; 36pp. Institutional deaccession stamps upper right front cover, else a clean, unworn copy, lightly age-toned, Very Good. Includes statistical and narrative data, describing the nature of women's work, pay rates, etc. One occupational photograph reproduced at head of text, else un-illustrated.
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The Dark Horse, or So This Is America, Or Homespun - An Original Manuscript Treatment for Our Leading Citizen

by [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] COBB, Irvin S.

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Published
1934]
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[N.p.: S.i., 1934]. Early, unpublished manuscript treatment of the 1939 Paramount Studios film Our Leading Citizen, directed by Alfred Santell, with a screenplay by Jack Moffitt. A "Capital vs. Labor" story, set in a once-small town that has evolved into an industrial city, and centered around Lem Schofield, an attorney and homespun philosopher, and Clay Clinton, son of Schofield's… Read more
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