In this valuable issue of Labor Age the Passaic and surrounding strikes are covered by Robert W. Dunn and Louis F. Budenz, Ciciely Applebaum looks at the furrier workers’ victor, while A.J. Muste takes stock of those events and looks forward; also still salient debates on how militants should view injunctions and labor banking.
Labor Age. Vol. 15 No. 7. July, 1926.
Contents: New Jersey Awakens! by Louis F. Budenz, Whither American Labor: The Outlook for Our Movement by A.J. Muste, A Company Union in Passaic by Robert W. Dunn, Furriers: Background to a Labor Victory by Cicely Applebaum, The Coming Storm in New York: A General Garment Strike for Responsibility in Industry by Max D. Danish, What About Injunctions? Use this Weapon by Arthur Garfield Hayes, Violate Anti-Union Injunctions! by Van Bittner, Fight them Intelligently by John F. Gatelee, Labor Banks Promise or Menace? Labor Banks Essential to Freedom by Albert F. Coyle, Our Banks Are Not Cooperative by J.F. Anderson, What Should Good Capitalist Children Read? by Yaffle, Labor History in the Making, In Other Lands, At the Library Table.
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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