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1 (Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America) REPORT OF THE GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTEENTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION OF THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA. May 13-24 , 1940. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Convention
New York: Documentary History, ACWA, 1940. 1940. Good 
New York: Documentary History, ACWA, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed orange wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with the spine slightly faded. 691 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with a folding black-and-white plate. The top end of the fore-edge is lightly soiled. The top page corners are lightly bumped & the bottom corners of the last 30 pages are creased. There is a light vertical crease to the last few leaves. Good. 
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2 (Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America) REPORT OF THE GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD TO THE SIXTEENTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION OF THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA. May 10-15, 1948
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1948. 1948. Very good 
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1948.. 1948.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light green wrappers. The spine & the edges of the wraps are darkened. xxiii, [i] & 180 pages. Very good. 
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3 (Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America) THE STORY OF THE CLOTHING WORKERS UNION IN SOUTHERN JERSEY. Presented by the South Jersey Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America / To the Twelfth Biennial Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., May 9, 1938
South Jersey Executive Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1938. 1938. Very good 
South Jersey Executive Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Oblong octavo [10-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], decorative green paper covered boards titled in dark blue on the front board. The boards are very lightly bumped with the extremities slightly darkened. 40 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The pastedowns are somewhat darkened. Very good. 
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4 (Anonymous) REPORT OF THE GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD TO THE TWELFTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION OF THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA. May 9-17, 1938. Atlantic City, N.J
(New York: Printed by the Herald-Nathan Press, Inc., 1938). 1938). Fine 
(New York: Printed by the Herald-Nathan Press, Inc., 1938).. 1938).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed green wraps. There is some light rubbing to the front wrap & a light vertical crease to its upper half. 155 pages. Near fine. 
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SIDNEY HILLMAN 1887-1946. [Titled in Yiddish]., (Hillman, Sidney).
5 (Hillman, Sidney). SIDNEY HILLMAN 1887-1946. [Titled in Yiddish].
New York: Farlag Wochenblat, 1946. 1946. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers with a black-and-white portrait of Sidney Hillman on the front wrap. The edges of the wraps are discolored with minor soiling. There is a small crease & tear to the front wrap at the tail of the spine with a crease across the bottom outer corner of the rear wrap. 32 pages. Illustrated with a few black & white portraits. Creasing to pages 23 & 24 appear to have been caused in the printing. The page edges are toned. Good.

First edition of a tribute to Sidney Hillman.

Sidney Hillman [1887-1946] was born in Zagare, Lithuania. He left the country after the 1905 revolution, immigrating first to England and in 1907 to the United States. Starting off as a tailor's apprentice in Chicago, he moved to New York in 1914 and became the leader of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. During the Great Depression his strong support for the New Deal earned him a place on the Labor Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration. He was eventually eased out of the administration after being criticized by other union leaders for his reluctance to confront business and after unjustly bearing the brunt of a procurement scandal. Hillman was devoted to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He organized the CIO-Political Action Committee to support Roosevelt's 1944 election campaign. A persistent rumor of the 1944 campaign alleged that FDR made key decisions by saying "clear it with Sydney". He was equally devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt and had great respect for her political skills, urging her shortly after FDR died to take Hillman's place as director of the CIO-PAC.

The text is in Yiddish with a few passages in English.

Rare. We have located no other copies. First Edition. 
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6 (Raskin, S.). Hershkowitz, Abe; editor CONVENTION STITCHES. Issued by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Don't Worry Gang. Vol. XYZ, No. 606. New York, May 20,1940. Hotel New Yorker. Entered as First Class Mail with the Permission of Jim Farley
New York: (Abe Hershkowitz), 1940. 1940. Good 
New York: (Abe Hershkowitz), 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Small quarto [12 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white self-wraps. 32 pages. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white cartoons, some of them by S. Raskin. The title page & last page are lightly soiled & the title page is detached with its front edge darkened. The last page is darkened along the spine & its bottom corner is creased & chipped. The remaining bottom page corners are bumped & there is occasional light soiling. Good.

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America held a convention in New York City to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1940. This satirical "program", illustrated with cartoons, was issued on the occasion of the convention and was presumably distributed to the delegates.

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the foremost union representing workers in the men's clothing industry, was founded in Chicago in 1914 as a breakaway movement from the United Garment Workers. Under the leadership of Sidney Hillman, the ACWA grew rapidly. By the late 1920s it had organized over 100,000 members in the major garment industry cities across North America. The depression decreased its membership, but by the mid-1930s it had strengthened sufficiently to play a leading part in the creation of the CIO. Sidney Hillman became an influential political figure and a key advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt on labor and economic issues. He served on the board of the National Recovery Administration and during World War II was named associate director of the Office of Production Management, which helped mobilize the nation's resources for the war effort. The ACWA merged with the Textile Workers of America in 1976, forming the ACTWU, which in 1995 merged with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees [UNITE].

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7 (Schlossberg, Joseph; Hillman, Sidney; et al) ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL Published by Local 25, A. C. W. of A. on the occasion of the celebration of the FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the first organization of men's clothing workers in New York, which is now a part of Local 25. October 9, 1937: Concert at Carnegie Hall / October 10, 1937: Banquet at Center Hotel
New York: Local 25, A.C.W. of A., 1937. 1937. Good 
New York: Local 25, A.C.W. of A., 1937.. 1937.. Good. - Small quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial gilt, green & red wraps. The wraps are creased around the edges with a few short tears. 156 & 134 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The contents are very good.

The text is printed in both English and Yiddsih. A printed notice on the inside of the front cover states: 'This book is presented to Sam Wilensky in appreciation and recognition of services to our organization. / Local 25, A.C.W. of A. / October 10th, 1937".

Scarce. 
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NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT, AFTER A DRAWING, SIGNED BY BRITISH LABOR LEADER AND SUFFRAGIST MARGARET BONDFIELD., Bondfield, Margaret. (1873-1953). British woman prominent in the labor movement and a fighter for women's suffrage.
8 Bondfield, Margaret. (1873-1953). British woman prominent in the labor movement and a fighter for women's suffrage. NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT, AFTER A DRAWING, SIGNED BY BRITISH LABOR LEADER AND SUFFRAGIST MARGARET BONDFIELD.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Good. - A 9-1/2 inch high by 6-5/8 inch wide portrait, after a drawing, in black & gray on a cream ground has been clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a slightly larger piece of tan card. Signed across the portrait in black ink at bottom right: "Margaret G. Bondfield". There is some creasing to the portrait caused by the glue with which it is mounted. There area few tiny chips to the mount with a stain & numerous pencil notes on its verso. Good.

British union official and labor leader Margaret Bondfield [1873- 1953] was a lifelong advocate of improving the lives of working women, working towards this goal as a labor activist, suffragist and politician. A working class woman who started her career as a shop assistant, her reform efforts eventually brought her into the highest levels of government. She served as a member of Parliament in the 1920s and in 1929 became the country's first female cabinet official when she was appointed Minister of Labor. 
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CUT SIGNATURE OF WILLIAM GREEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR., Green, William. (1873-1952). President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952.
9 Green, William. (1873-1952). President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. CUT SIGNATURE OF WILLIAM GREEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Good. - A slip of paper, 2-3/4 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, signed "Wm Green". The bottom right corner of the paper is creased & slightly chipped and there are a few small, very light stains to the top edge. Good.

William Green [1873-1952] was President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. He began his career as a coal miner and was president of the Ohio district of the United Mineworkers of America from 1906 to 1910. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN UNION LEADER AND PRESIDENT OF THE AFL WILLIAM GREEN., Green, William. (1873-1952).American trade union leader. President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924-1952.
10 Green, William. (1873-1952).American trade union leader. President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924-1952. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN UNION LEADER AND PRESIDENT OF THE AFL WILLIAM GREEN.
Washington, DC: Deccember 21, 1931. 1931. Very good Signed
Washington, DC: Deccember 21, 1931.. 1931.. Very good. - 70 words typed on a cream-colored 10-3/8 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide sheet of American Federation of Labour letterhead with the union's raised seal in gilt and "Office of the President" at top left. Signed 'Wm Green". There is some light creasing to the letterhead with its bottom edge slightly darkened. A black ink scribble on the verso shows through slightly at top left. Very good.

Green is sending an autographed photograph [not here present] to future Congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector. He misspell's the recipient's name "Dalpern". Green writes: "I have had some pictures made which I think you will like. I am sending you one autographed, as you requested, and I ask you to accept it with the compliments of this Happy Holiday Season."

William Green [1873-1952 was an American trade union leader. He was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. He was a strong supporter of labor-management cooperation and was in the front lines on wage and benefit protections and industrial unionism legislation.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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11 Kahn, Otto H CAPITAL AND LABOR / A FAIR DEAL. Extracts from an Address by Otto H. Kahn before Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh April Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Nineteen. [Cover title]
(Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Institute, 1919). 1919). Very good 
(Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Institute, 1919).. 1919).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. There are 2 areas of light soiling to the front wrap & the top edge of the rear wrap is slightly darkened. 21 pages. Very good. 
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GEWERKSCHAFTEN: Issued by the United Hebrew Trades on the Occasion of its 50th Anniversary as a Trade Union Central Body in Greater New York., Lang, H.; and Feinstone, Morris C.; editors.
12 Lang, H.; and Feinstone, Morris C.; editors. GEWERKSCHAFTEN: Issued by the United Hebrew Trades on the Occasion of its 50th Anniversary as a Trade Union Central Body in Greater New York.
New York: United Hebrew Trades of the State of New York, (1938). (1938). Good 
- Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], blue cloth titled in gilt & in blue in Yiddish & English on the covers. The binding is lightly rubbed with some light spotting to the top inner corner of the English-language cover. 176 pages [English text], and 248 pages [Yiddish text]. Illustrated with a few black-and-white portraits & pictorial ads. There are tiny chips to the front edges of the first few English text pages. The book has a very slight musty odor. Good.

First edition.

"The task of the United Hebrew Trades may be summed up thus: To develop among the oppressed immigrant workers an organization suitable for their special needs, and at the same time to create in them a feeling of unity with the country of their adoption." [From the organization's introductory note]. First Edition. 
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13 Newton, Richard Heber. (1840-1914) SOCIAL STUDIES. By R. Heber Newton, Rector of All Souls' Church, New York
New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. 1887. Good 
New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Small octavo, navy blue cloth. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a tiny hole in the cloth of the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. iii & 380 pages. There is pencil scribbling on the front endpaper. The page edges are slightly darkened & there is occasional minor foxing. Good.

First edition.

Among the subjects of this collection of essays are trade unions; cooperative production, credit and distribution; guilds and modern commercial associations; the prevention of intemperance; moral education in schools; the religious aspect of socialism; and communism.

Richard Heber Newton was a prominent American Episcopalian priest and writer. From 1869 to 1902 he was rector of All Souls' Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City. He was a leader in the Social Gospel movement and a supporter of Higher Criticism of the Bible, and sought to unify Christan Churches in the United States. First Edition. 
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