Labor Age. Vol. 12 No. 4. May, 1923.

Labor Age. Vol. 12 No. 4. May, 1923.

Contents: Slave or Free? Unionism’s Tasks in a Chaotic Industry by Thomas F McMahon, The ‘Outlaws’ and Unity by John P O’Connell, Enter the Labor Spy by AJ Muste, The Curse on Cotton by Theresa Wolfson, The Bull in the Textile China Shop, Complimented!, ‘Political Health’ by Art Young, Steel Sugar and the Sultan of Swat by Labor Press, British Labour and the ‘Intellectuals’ by H Snell, The Workers Gas Mask by Prince Hopkins, Labor History in the Making.

Labor Age was a left-labor monthly magazine with origins in Socialist Review, journal of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Published by the Labor Publication Society from 1921-1933 aligned with the League for Industrial Democracy of left-wing trade unionists across industries. During 1929-33 the magazine was affiliated with the Conference for Progressive Labor Action (CPLA) led by A. J. Muste. James Maurer, Harry W. Laidler, and Louis Budenz were also writers. The orientation of the magazine was industrial unionism, planning, nationalization, and was illustrated with photos and cartoons. With its stress on worker education, social unionism and rank and file activism, it is one of the essential journals of the radical US labor socialist movement of its time.

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