New York: The Inter-Union Institute for Labor and Democracy, 1945 / 1953. Three items from the Inter-Union Institute, a labor think tank founded in 1941 by J. B. S. Hardman (b. Jacob Benjamin Salutsky, 1882-1968) "to explore the relationship between intellectuals and the labor movement." Included is the inaugural issue of the organization’s magazine, Labor and Nation, which was issued in two parts. Part two is an Inter-Union Institute Study Report on “Royalties, Taxes and Assessments: Industry-Paid and Union-Administered for Labor Welfare Benefits.” Also included is the publication, “Men and Climate in the Eisenhower Era” (whole number 34 of Labor and Nation, and part of the Labor and National Timely Papers), a collection of articles that emerged from a conference held by the Inter-Union Institute in New York City in December 1952, on the subject: “The 1952 Election and What’s Next.”
The leftwing sociologist, C. Wright Mills, was an early supporter and contributor of both the organization and its magazine, although the latter's lack of militancy and Mills' increasing skepticism of labor's role in fomenting social change were evident by the late 1940s. The magazine continued under Hardman until 1953. Issues surface very sporadically.
Both parts of Labor and Nation in stapled wrappers (7 ½” x 10 ½”), 32 p.; 14 p. Both Fine. Men and Climate is perfect-bound (6” x 9”), 95 p. Light wear to wrappers. Item #02233