Unions in the Iron Casting Industry

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Post Thu. Nov. 17, 2011 1:21 pm

I came across these journals that were digitized by Google and have a lot of

interesting information about the iron casting trade in the 1900's.

It has lists of members that were issued union cards,deaths of member,and

even some pattern making details.They list the members by city ie (Tamaqua,

Troy,Detroit,etc) so you may find your family name in the extensive lists.There

are pictures even expense reports,and use of prison labor in the work force.

They were fighting for a 9 hour day and $2.75/day pay and wanted the seal on

more stoves and ranges their members made,kinda like the Union label Ads that

used to be on TV.

http://books.google.com/books?id=sKKfAAAAMAAJ&pg= ... pa&f=false


Forgot to add that this also covers our Canadian neighbors too, Ottawa, Vancouver,Preston,etc.

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Post Thu. Nov. 17, 2011 5:47 pm

Greedy American workers, don't remember what the year was but my Grandfather told me about the big steel strike that they settled for a 10 hour day & 10 cents /hour. Then these guys wanted $2.75 for 9 hours, that's unheard of, maybe that's why it was the steelworkers that got the libraries with the extra cash that Carnegie had laying around.

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Post Tue. Nov. 22, 2011 8:53 pm

Greedy "American( documented) Worker", shame on you for wanting, Made USA.
Wall Street, Bankers, Politicians, and CEO's know better. Make it in China and save the "American Dream ", for them!!!!!!!!

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