Denver: Oil Workers Intl. Union, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. 442pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Olive green cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover, and a gilt stamped Oil Workers International Union device on the front cover. Very good. There are multiple very light discolored spots on the spine and covers, and the endsheets are moderately foxed. There is a previous owner's embossed stamp on the half title page. In a very good dust jacket, with subtle age-toning and rubbing, and intermittent small closed and open tears in the edges. Item #42762
Harvey O'Connor stuck with the union movement through the good and the bad, working on union-sponsored daily newspapers in Seattle from 1917 to 1924, and organizing, with help, a newswriter's union. In addition, on various occasions, O'Connor worked for People's Press, Federated Press, and the American Labor Planning Service. Later, in 1945, OWIU employed O'Connor to create a publicity department for the union, and to reinstitute the International Oil Worker, the official newspaper of the union.