New York: Cigar Makers' International Union of America, 1879-1880. Seven issues of the newspaper, disbound at left edge with thread and paper chips still adhering; some edge chipping but text is lost only at one corner of one page. Horizontal fold. Issues present are vol. V numbers 2-8.
Updates on cigar union organizing, strikes, industry news, relevant legislative updates, and issues such as “tenement-house cigars” (disparaged as much as Chinese-made “coolie cigars,” but produced in New York slums). Also included are the union’s own fiscal records. These issues represent one of the most active periods of expansion for the union.