Records, 1896-1954 [microform].
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The National Typographical Union was founded in 1852. The name was changed in 1869 to the International Typographical Union. It is the oldest trade union in the United States. The New York City local, established by Horace Greeley in 1850, was one of 14 founding locals and was designated No. 6. Among progressive reforms advanced by the ITU were the eight hour day, membership--with equal pay for equal work--for women printers, and a pension plan that became the model for the social security syste...