The Journeymen Tailors' Union Of America (volume 7, Nos. 1-4); A Study In Trade Union Policy by Charles Jacob Stowell

The Journeymen Tailors' Union Of America (volume 7, Nos. 1-4); A Study In Trade Union Policy

byCharles Jacob Stowell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION Historical Sketch of Tailors' Unions in America1 The journeymen tailors were among the first tradesmen in America to organize. There was a strike of tailors in Baltimore in 1795, and again in 1805.2 By 1806 there were at least three tailors' societies--one in Philadelphia, one in New York and one in Boston.3 Between this date and the Civil War a number of other local societies of tailors were organized, and enjoyed a more or less continuous and successful career. In Buffalo in 1824,4 and in Philadelphia in 1827,5 the tailors were involved in interesting conspiracy trials..A similar trial growing out of a tailors' strike in New York City in 1835 had important political consequences, which were closely connected with the general workingman's movement of about that date.8 The labor movement among the tailors appears in most respects to have followed the trend of the movement in general during the years 1825-1860, although there is no evidence that the tailors took part in the temporary attempt at national federation of trade unions in 1 This sketch in the main is condensed from material in the writer's Studies in Trade Unionism in the Custom Tailoring Trade. 2 McMaster, History of the People of the United States, vol. Ill, p. 511. s The Philadelphia union is stated to have been the first by the Colorado Commissioner of Labor, who probably obtained his information from officers of the Tailors' Union in Denver. The Philadelphia union was composed mainly of English tailors, who until its organization had retained their membership in English unions. (Colo., Biennial Seport of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899-1900, p. 336.) The New York union is vouched for by Professor Carlton (History and Problems of Organized Labor, p. 17), and the Boston union ...

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Title:The Journeymen Tailors' Union Of America (volume 7, Nos. 1-4); A Study In Trade Union PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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