Labor Age. Vol. 19 No. 8. August, 1930.

So much of value in this number of Labor Age with A.J. Muste and Abraham Epstein discussing the relationship of intellectuals with the workers’ movement, long-time activist David J. Saposs writes on labor’s racketeer racket, veteran Wobbly Justus Ebert contrasts U.S. and Soviet agriculture and writes of ‘The March of the Machine,’ while Karl Lore looks at the emerging generation of young union activists, among much else.

Labor Age. Vol. 19 No. 8. August, 1930.

Contents: Editorials, Wild Intellectuals and Sober Workmen by A.J. Muste, The Intellectual and the Labor Movement by Abraham Epstein, Cut the Racket by David J. Saposs, “The Old and the New” by Justus Ebert, Kids On the March by Karl Lore, Following the Fight by Louis Francis Budenz, The March of the Machine by Justus Ebert, Flashes From the Labor World., Summer Brings New Opportunities to C.P.L.A., In Other Lands by Patrick L Quinlan, Say It With Books: Wages and Trade Unionism – Finance Looks Abroad, Youth in Industry, A Bold Front Wanted, What Our Readers Think.

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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