Guide to the Concord New Hampshire Labor Union Minute Book, 1891-1896
Collection number: MS 181
Concord New Hampshire Labor Council
Labor Union of Concord New Hampshire and vicinities in Merrimack County. This group
first organized in November 1891 for the purpose of organizing a Central Labor Union
(CLU) for Concord New Hampshire and the vicinity to represent granite cutters,
quarrymen, painters, printers, barbers, carpenters, cigar makers, tool sharpeners,
plumbers, boot and shoe workers.
About the Concord New Hampshire Labor Minute Book
A 284 page ledger from 1891 to 1896 with monthly minutes
that report the activities of each trade and discussions of involvement with state
government and other unions across the state. Several examples of their activities
are: in 1892 the CLU supported a bill that raised the leaving age of children to 16
years and raised the minimum age of children that work in factories from 13 to 15
years; in 1895 the grievance committee reported that the Eagle Barber Shop had
agreed to give their men 60 hours inplace of 67 hours with good pay and "No Sunday
Work"; also in 1896 the CLU resolved "that the Government of the United States
should own and operate the railroads within its borders."
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[Identification of item], Concord New Hampshire Labor Union Minute Book, 1891-1896, MS 181, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
Donated: New Hampshire AFL-CIO, Concord, NH, June 12, 2000 (Accession number: