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National Letter Carriers' Association ninth annual convention, September 5-12, 1898

Title: National Letter Carriers' Association ninth annual convention, September 5-12, 1898
Author: National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S. Branch 100 (Toledo, Ohio))
Published: 1898

Includes daily agendas; names and pictures of officers, division superintendents, carriers and other department staff; information about postal policy; stories and illustrations about points of interest in Toledo; and advertisements from local businesses.

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Specifications for labor and materials required in the erection of a school building to be known as the Jessup W. Scott High School to be located on the school site on Collingwood Ave., between Winthrop and Machen Sts., Toledo, Ohio

Title: Specifications for labor and materials required in the erection of a school building to be known as the Jessup W. Scott High School to be located on the school site on Collingwood Ave., between Winthrop and Machen Sts., Toledo, Ohio
Author: Toledo (Ohio). Board of Education. Department of Architechture
Published: 1910

Specifications for labor and materials required in the erection of a school building to be known as the Jessup W. Scott High School to be located on the school site on Collingwood ave., between Winthrop and Machen sts., Toledo, Ohio, begins with requirements for the bidding contractors, along with expectations for them while working on the project. The remainder of the book contains specific details for the building project. It was written by the Department of Architecture of the Board of Education, Toledo, Ohio, David L. Stine (1854-1941), architect.

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Life of Richard F. Trevellick, the labor orator or the harbinger of the eight-hour system.

Title: Life of Richard F. Trevellick, the labor orator or the harbinger of the eight-hour system.
Author: Hicks, Obadiah
Published: 1896

A biography of Richard F. Trevellick, the labor orator or the harbinger of the eight-hour system. Mr. Trevellick travelled world-wide to organize labor unions and political parties while lecturing on the importance of the eight-hour system. The book includes death notices, euologies and poems.

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Toledo Labor Unions, ca. 1894

Title: Toledo Labor Unions
Published: approximately 1894

This is a pamphlet, possibly for multi-union gathering, gives brief history of the following unions: Painters and Decorators' Union No. 7; Metal Polishers, Buffers and Platers No. 2; Union No. 25, U. B. of C. and J. of A.; Bakers' union, No. 66; United Assocation Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters' Helpers, Local Union No. 50; Local Union No. 81 of the A. F. G. W. U.; Toledo Musical Protective Assocation, Local 25; Beer Drivers' Union No. 87; Brewery Workers' Union No. 60; Drivers and Helpers' Protective Union, No. 6020; Barbers' Union No. 5; TOledo Lodge No. 105, I. A. of M.; Amalgamated Council of Building Trades; Toledo Typographical Union, No. 63; Coopers' Union, No. 34; and Stone Pavers' Union, No. 5191.

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Letters of Love and Labor, volume 1

Title: Letters of Love and Labor, volume 1
Author: Jones, Samuel M., 1846-1904
Published: 1900

A series of weekly letters by former Toledo Mayor and businessman, Samuel M. Jones, addressed and delivered to the workingmen of the Acme Sucker Rod Company, Toledo, Ohio, during the summer and fall of 1900.

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Letters of Love and Labor, volume 2

Title: Letters of Love and Labor, volume 2
Author: Jones, Samuel M., 1846-1904
Published: 1901

A series of weekly letters by former Toledo Mayor and businessman, Samuel M. Jones, addressed and delivered to the workingmen of the Acme Sucker Rod Company, Toledo, Ohio, during the summer and fall of 1901.

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Report of the General executive board to the 4th- biennial convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Title: Report of the General executive board to the 4th- biennial convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Author: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. General Executive Board
Published: 1920

A report of the General executive board to the 4th- biennial convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America that took place in Boston, Massachusettes, May 10-15, 1920. The report details the strikes, settlements, and activities of the many clothing worker unions across the United States in the years 1918 and 1919. Most notable are the struggle for the fourty-four hour week, the attempts to unionize non-union shops, and efforts to increase wages and to improve working conditions. Title on cover: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Report of the General Executive Board.

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War-Time Strikes and Their Adjustment

Title: War-Time Strikes and Their Adjustment
Author: Bing, Alexander M., 1879-1959
Published: 1921

"War-Time Strikes and Their Adjustment" was written by Alexander M. Bing (1879-1959), and published by E. P. Dutton and Company in 1921. Bing was a government employee during World War I, and took an active part in settling many labor controversies. This book is based upon his personal experiences; upon statements made to him by officials of government boards, employers, and union leaders, as well as reports of labor adjustment agencies, testmonies of many hearings, and government, economic, and labor journals. According to the introduction by Felix Adler, Bing's painstaking accuracy and deep sympathy with the human factor in industry helped him to create this book presenting the case of labor.

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Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual convention of the Ohio State Federation of Labor, held in Toledo, Ohio Octoer 12 to 16, 1909

Title: Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual convention of the Ohio State Federation of Labor, held in Toledo, Ohio Octoer 12 to 16, 1909
Author: Ohio State Federation of Labor
Published: 1909

The 1909 annual convention of the Ohio Federation of Labor was held in Toledo, Ohio at Memorial Hall and was chaired by Thomas Rumsey, President. Other officiers came from various parts of Ohio. Addresses were made by W. L. Milner; Mayor Brand Whitlock; General Isaac R. Sherwood; James P. Egan; President Lewis; and Mr. D. F. Anderson. Breakout sessions for various trades were held. Business of the federation; resolutions and reports were presented.

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Trade Unionism and Munitions

Title: Trade Unionism and Munitions
Author: Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
Published: 1923

As part of a series of titles on the economic and social history of World War I, this book is an account of labor in the munitions industry during the time period. The author, G. D. H. Cole, notes that the study of the effects of war in "modern life" became not theory but history with the event of World War I. This title covers the history of the munitions industry before the outbreak of war to the labor struggles during and after the conflict. Series title: Carnegie endowment for international peace. Division of economics and history. Economic and social history of the world war.

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