In Honor of Bill McKie: 55 Years' Service to the Labor Movement

In Honor of Bill McKie: 55 Years' Service to the Labor Movement

[Detroit?: n.p.], [1949]. First edition. Saddle-stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers; [12] pp.; illus. A scarce pamphlet in honor of Communist labor organizer, Bill McKie's, 72nd birthday. McKie was a Scottish-born member of the Sheet Metal and Braziers Union who emigrated to the U.S. in 1927 and began organizing a union at Ford. He was an inveterate Communist and as evidenced by this pamphlet, a much-loved union organizer. Includes a tribute by leaders and rank and file members at Ford; facsimile letters of congratulations from Thomas Thompson, President, Local 600, UAW-CIO, Carl Winter, Chairman, Michigan State Committee Communist Party, and the Secretary of the Scottish Committee Communist Party. Roast turkey was on the celebratory menu and dinner music by Hope and Harold Smith. No other copies in the trade (Sept., 2016) and only one copy at the Univ. of Michigan in WorldCat. Some light wear and soiling to wrappers, but VG+. Item #03176

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