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Are Trade Unions a Menace to Industry? Lecture Bulletin of the Institute of Social Economics. August 15, 1901. Vol IV, No. 11, (Gunton, George)
1 (Gunton, George) Are Trade Unions a Menace to Industry? Lecture Bulletin of the Institute of Social Economics. August 15, 1901. Vol IV, No. 11
New York The Gunton Company 1901 no Pamphlet Fair Ex-Library 
Printed wraps. Pagination runs 255-280. A lecture by George Gunton considering arguments against trade unions, both in the United States and England, mostly the argument by Benjamin Taylor (in an issue of the North American Review) against unions. Gunton cites higher wages and more consumption due to higher wages, as one of the benefits of unions in the United States, and highlights the importance unions in creating fair work weeks, reducing child labor, increasing education, etc., although not citing specific examples. Alluding to the 'present strike' which does not appear mentioned, Gunton discusses the media's poor portrayal of unions, and also argues for intelligent leadership instead of the use of strikes (force) by unions to achieve their goals. George Gunton founded the Institute of Social Economics, through which he and others conducted research on labor and capital. He was an advocate of trusts, asserting that the larger companies were more favorable toward unions, due to having more to lose. FAIR condition, EX-LIBRARY. Stamping and call numbers present on the front wrap. Front and rear wrap DETACHED, with heavy chipping and tearing along the binding edge. Three holes punched along the spine, most likely from being bound in a larger work. Some wrinkling/creasing to the pamphlet. Minor soiling. A few stray pencil lines to the margins and text. 
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2 Cole, G.D.H.; Arnot R. Page Trade Unionism on the Railways. Its History and Problems. Trade Union Series No. 2
London Fabian Research Department and George Allen and Unwin, Publishers 1917 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Reddish pink cloth. 147 pp. A history and study of unions of workers on British railways/railroads, discussing the origin of the trade unions, early history and evolution of the unions, as well as policies and problems associated with the unions. With chapters on Irish railways, women on railways, the transport industry, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the covers. Minor soiling and edgewear. Light toning to the paper. Owner's stamp on the inside front cover. 
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3 Feder, Morris Reflections in a Prison Cell
New York I.W. Biderman 1955 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps. 88 pp. A third person account of the experiences of Morris Feder, an immigrant to the United States who was jailed for not registering as an alien in the US at the proper time. This recalls his efforts to find work, referring to the AFL in the foreword and the strength of labor unions, as well as reflecting on work, sustenance and the harsh treatment of individuals in prison and at work in factories. GOOD condition. Covers toned, with minor to moderate soiling and foxing. Some creasing at the corners. One page creased in the interior. 
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Large Corporations and Labor Unions. Lecture Bulletin of the Institute of Social Economics. June 15, 1901., Gunton, George
4 Gunton, George Large Corporations and Labor Unions. Lecture Bulletin of the Institute of Social Economics. June 15, 1901.
New York The Gunton Company 1901 no Wraps Fair Ex-Library 
Printed wraps, LACKING rear wrap. Paginations runs 203-228. A lecture by George Gunton discussing interactions between unions and large corporations. Gunton asserts that large corporations, contrary to opinion, tend to lower prices, have less interest in influencing government operations and are more likely to negotiate with unions. Gunton also argues that larger unions tend to operate more efficiently and react calmer to potential labor issues. This includes discussion of various strikes, including coal miners in Pennsylvania. George Gunton founded the Institute of Social Economics, through which he and others conducted research on labor and capital. He was an advocate of trusts, asserting that the larger companies were more favorable toward unions, due to having more to lose. FAIR condition, slightly ex-library. Lacking rear wrap, with front wrap DETACHED but present. Library stamp to the front wrap, with call numbers in pencil also present. Heavy chipping, tearing and loss along the front wrapper's extremities, with a 2 inch chip missing from the fore edge of the first page (not affecting text). Some offsetting to the page following, corresponding with the missing chip. Text clean and solid. 
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5 Kobzey, T. A Short History of the Trade Union Movement in Canada
Canada Ukrainian Labour Committee and Ukrainian Workers Organization, Publisher 1956 no Wraps Good 
Apparently one of 1000 copies printed. Blue printed wraps. 64 pp. All text in Ukrainian (Cyrillic), except a one page introduction in English). Dedicated to the 'Ukrainian victims of the Russian Communist dictatorial police regime: to those who were shot in cold blood in the cellars of Tcheka, OGPU, NKVD and MVD(...),' this work provides a history of labor and trade unions in Canada, written especially for those from the Ukraine in that country. GOOD condition. General fading and minor wrinkling to the covers. Heavy toning to the text block. 
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Labor, Machines and Depressions. Industrial Democracy. Vol. VI, No. 6. December, 1938, Lewis, Alfred Baker
6 Lewis, Alfred Baker Labor, Machines and Depressions. Industrial Democracy. Vol. VI, No. 6. December, 1938
New York League for Industrial Democracy, Publisher 1938 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. A short examination of the struggle between labor and capital, studying the effects of reduced wages, reduced employment in manufacturing, labor shrinkage, capitalism and unemployment, and solutions such as relief for the unemployed, strengthened unions, and public ownership. The League for Industrial Democracy was founded by Jack London, Upton Sinclair and other socialists, becoming active on college campuses and eventually changing into the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). GOOD condition. General browning to the piece. A few minor creases. Scattered pencil underlining in the text and margins. 
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The Unpartizan Review. Jan-Mar. 1921. No. 29. Vol. XV, Lowell, Amy; Merritt, Walter Gordon et al
7 Lowell, Amy; Merritt, Walter Gordon et al The Unpartizan Review. Jan-Mar. 1921. No. 29. Vol. XV
New York Henry Holt and Company 1921 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 221 pp. A single issue of this magazine, originally named the 'Unpopular Review,' and containing articles on literature, politics, history, etc. This issue features the poem 'Threnody' by the Imagist poet Amy Lowell, as well as an article by Walter Gordon Merritt 'Social Control of Industrial Strife,' in which he argues for society regulating the need to strike. Recognizing workers' rights to organize and strike for better working conditions, etc., Merritt also cites overreaching by unions and times where a strike is unnecessary and detrimental, in which case, society should encourage a different resolution. Also included is an article on prison reform in the United States, citing historical cases of reform, in light of recent reforms in the penal system. GOOD condition. Mostly minor general soiling to the covers, with general browning and a few minor stains. Rear cover with a 3 by inch superficial abrasion to the wrap. Wrappers split along the lower hinges, with some chipping and creasing. Minor bumping and curling along the extremities. Interior clean and solid with a small dampstain affecting the lower corner of the last several pages. 
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8 Nearing, Scott British Labor Bids for Power. The Historic Scarboro Conference of the Trades Union Congress.
New York Social Science Publishers 1926 no Wraps Good 
Red printed wraps. 32 pp. A study of British labor, the organization and efforts of their trade unions against various industries, their leaders and financiers. With sections on miner and textile unity, visits to Russia, struggles of workers in India and China, including the use of children at the workplace, a look at labor unity worldwide, especially in unity with Russia, etc. Scott Nearing was a noted American economist and political activist, known for his radical/leftwing views and political stances. GOOD condition. 1 3/4 by 3/4 inch area of the front cover superficially scuffed off near the title. General fading, minor spotting and edgewear. 
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Stop The Grapes! Les Raisins, C'est Assez!, No author Given
9 No author Given Stop The Grapes! Les Raisins, C'est Assez!
Montreal United Farmworkers Boycott Committee, Publisher no Unbound Very Good 
no date, presumed late 1960s based on a reference to the strike being in its 14th month. Small leaflet. Double sided, with one side in English and the other in French. 8 by 5 inches. Text only, in varying sizes and intermittent bold type. A leaflet asking for people to join the Quebec Boycott Day on June 15 at the Maisonneuve Shopping Plaza. Mentioning Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union, the leaflet calls attention to the plight of the farmworkers, as well as to Montreal being the fifth largest market for California grapes in North America. VERY GOOD condition. Minor creasing and a hint of toning. 
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10 No author Given Your Civil Liberties. How to Protect Them
Washington Congress of Industrial Organizations 1940 no Wraps Good 
Wraps. 30 pp. A piece outlining civil liberties entitled to those in the United States, discussing laws and Supreme Court rulings, as well as actions that are allowed. This primarily pertains to protestors, presumably from unions and other labor groups, mentioning the right to picket, hand out leaflets, etc. The Congress of Industrial Organizations grew out of dissatisfaction with those unions and members of the AFL, forming a separate group in the mid 1930s that focused on the plight of industrial laborers and not just union craftsmen. The AFL and CIO joined together in the mid-1950s. GOOD condition. Minor general toning and soiling. Pencil notation on the upper front cover. Minor curling along the edges. Small tear at the upper hinge. 
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11 No author given. Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of New York. No. 1. June 1899
Albany, NY New York State Bureau of Labor Statistics, Publisher 1899 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 79 pp. A survey of items related to labor, including the usual tables and statistics, but also notable for inclusion of reports on labor in the US, mostly through a short account of the Buffalo Dock Strike. With discussion of labor legislation of 1899 including laws regarding hours of women and minors, employment of women and children at polishing and buffing, licenses for tenement made goods, etc. GOOD condition, ex-historical society library, with stamps and markings on the exterior. Moderate uneven browning and some soiling to the covers. Some chipping to the spine. Minor offsetting. 
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12 No author given. Labor in Search of Security. IV. The Money for Unemployment Insurance
Washington Workers Education Bureau of America, Research Division, Publisher 1936 no Pamphlet Very Good 
Pamphlet. 16 pp. A skit issued by the research division of the Workers Education Bureau of America, using a conversation between two men and a women to discuss and debate labor issues, in this instance discussing unemployment insurance, taxes, the duties of unions and providing some skepticism of business, asserting the government needs to regulate them. The rear cover indicates that the 'Bureau wants to help all the unions in your city and state to know what they can accomplish through good Social Security laws.' The Workers Education Bureau of America was founded in 1921 with the purpose of assisting labor colleges and other centers in educating workers on labor education. It was integrated into the AFL in 1951. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning. 
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The CIO Says What is District 50 Doing that a Company Union Cannot Do. Small Broadside, No author given.
13 No author given. The CIO Says What is District 50 Doing that a Company Union Cannot Do. Small Broadside
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Good 
No publisher, place or date. Presumed late 1940s-1950s based on the citation of a 1945 date in text. Single sheet, printed on one side only. Approximately 14 by 8 1/2 inches. On light green/blue paper. A piece advocating for Bridgewater Paper Company Employees of Adams, Massachusetts to vote for the Textile Workers Union of America, CIO as their collective bargaining representative. Printed in various fonts and sizes, with a few illustrations and a graphic of the ballot. The piece cites failed or broken promises made by District 50, asserting the positive role that the CIO has played in labor negotiations and achievement of benefits. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Some soiling, minor staining and uneven toning to the piece. Some wrinkling/curling at the corners. 
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14 Phillips, John Burton Organization of Employers and Employees. Reprinted from The University of Colorado Studies, Vol. II, No.3, February, 1905 and Bankers' Magazine, May 1904
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 
No publisher, place or date for this issue. Pamphlet, disbound from a larger work. Lacking any wrappers that may have been issued. Pagination runs 159-173. A short work examining aspects of organizing employers and capital into associations, similar to trade unions of workers. While asserting the right of workers to form unions and advocate for higher wages, etc., Phillips also argues that organizing employers can lead to greater power against the unions, thereby rendering strikes ineffective and limiting the bargaining power unions have. He also discusses corruption amongst both unions and employers, mentioning the power of the teamsters. A brief discussion of the public ownership of certain industries is also present, mentioning water distribution, the coal industry and milk industry. GOOD condition. Ex-library. Minor stamping and library marks to the front page. Minor soiling, toning and creasing to the pamphlet. Three binding holes along the spine, with heavy glue along the spine edge. 
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15 Simochatov, Nikolai Power and Electrical Workers' Union
Moscow Profizdat, Publishers 1977 no Wraps Good 
Color illustrated wraps. 56 pp. With a section of color photos in the middle. A history and summation of the Power and Electrical Workers' Union in the former Soviet Union, discussing Lenin's vision for the electrification the Soviet Union, but mostly containing sections on the structure and benefits of the union and social welfare enacted for the people. GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling and general toning to the piece. Some curling, creasing and scuffing along the extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
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16 Trant, William Trade Unions. Their origin and objects, influence and Efficacy. With an appendix showing the History and Aims of the American Federation of Labor. Nineteenth Edition
Washington The American Federation of Labor 1921 no Wraps Good Ex-Library 
Printed wraps. 60 pp. Double columned text. A look at labor unions in general terms, charting their origins and influence, as well as how effective they are at meeting the needs of the worker. With a history of the AFL (American Federation of Labor), as well as a list of international unions as of 1915. GOOD condition. Ex-library with stamps and stickers on the exterior. Apparently disbound from a larger volume, with binding holes along the spine. Moderate creasing to the covers. Some soiling and minor staining. A few stray underlines in the interior. 
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17 Wofsy, Leon Youth Fights for its Future
New York Labor Youth League 1952 no Wraps Good 
Wraps. 40 pp. With a few illustrations. A report by Wofsy, then the national chairman of the Labor Youth League, asserting 'that youth has no future under capitalism, and that peace can be achieved only through the unity of youth,' (Seidman W309). The Labor Youth League was a communist controlled organization of university students, active from the late 1940s to late 50s, although never growing much in size or influence. GOOD condition. Small staple punctures to the lower right and upper left corner, with minor associated tearing. Some soiling, general browning and minor creasing to the wrappers. 
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