1st Edition

British Trade Unions, 1707-1918, Part II, Volume 7 1900-1911

By W Hamish Fraser Copyright 2008

    Features 8 volumes of British Trade Unions 1707-1918, reproduced in facsimile, showing the many significant pamphlets, essays, articles and letters from this important period in British history. Presented chronologically, the texts re-map the history of the trade union, contextualising its development from inception through to the 20th Century.

    Volume 7: 1900-1911 The new century began with some hostile legal judgements such as in the Taff Vale case, but in these crucial years trade unions learned to use their new-found political strength in association with the emerging Labour Party to unpick the worst of these. They also began to talk of the need for union amalgamations to create more effective and powerful bodies. Ideas of industrial unionism and syndicalism from the United States and mainland Europe began to be developed. Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, the Picketing Case. Successful Appeal. The Taff Vale Company v. ASRS and others (1900); The Law and Trade Unions. A Brief Review of Recent Litigation, Specially Prepared at the Instance of Richard Bell, MP; 'The International Transport Workers' Federation', The Dockers' Record (1903); Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades of Great Britain, To the Officers and Members of the Trades Affiliated with the Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades. Premium Bonus System (1904); George J. Wardle, Editor of Railway Review, Enginemen and the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. An Argument for One Union (1905); Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, General Railway Workers' Union, United Pointsmen and Signalmen's Society, Railway Clark's Association. Re Amalgamation. Report of Conference held at the Deansgate Hotel, Manchester on 3 February, 1906 (1906); Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants etc. The Attack upon the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants by the Amalgamated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. The ASRS's Reply (1906); Lord Penrhyn's Methods. The Press Gag, and How it was Burst. (1902); Herman Cohen, The Law relating to Strikes and Lock-outs. Issued by the Authority of the London Trades Council. (1905); Mary R Macarthur, 'The Women's Trade Union League', Women's Trade Union League, Women Workers: A souvenir of Women's Labour Day (1909); J Ramsay MacDonald, The Law and Trade Union Funds. A Plea for 'Ante-Taff Vale'; Tom Mann, 'Forging the Weapon', Industrial Syndicalist (1910); E J B Allen, 'Working-Class Socialism', in Tom Mann, Symposium on Syndicalism by Active Workers. Industrial Syndicalist (1910); Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great Britain. Hawarden Bridge Lock-Out. Its History. John Hodge exposed. (1910); Harry Quelch, Social-Democracy and Industrial Organisation (1911?); Coal Trade Pamphlets. No 1. The Conflict in South Wales (1910); Walter V. Osborne, Trade Union Funds and Party Politics. A Statement of the Case by Walter V. Osborne (1910); W A Appleton, 'The General Federation of Trade Unions', The Dockers' Record (1911); The Joint Board. Representing Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress, the General Federation of Trade Unions, Labour Party. Report in National Insurance and Reversal of the Osborne Judgment. Report on Special conference held in Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London, EC (1911); Henry William Lee, The Great Strike Movement of 1911 and its Lessons (1912); F Hay & N Ablett, 'A Minimum Wage for Miners', Industrial Syndicalist (1911); Robert Small, The Cry from the Miner and the Claim of the Miner (1911); Will Phillips, The Great Strike: how the workers found their power; Lessons from the Coronation Strike, with a word to the workers (1911); J Keir Hardie, MP, Killing No Murder! The Government and the Railway Strike. What Caused the Recent Railway Strike? Who settled it? For What purpose were the Troops called out? (1911