Scope and Content of the Collection
The Trades Unionist was a weekly newspaper published from 1896-1976 at first by the Central Labor Union, Washington Branch of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It was published every other week until 1982, when it ceased publication. This collection contains volumes 1 (1896) through 67 (1973) of the paper.
This newspaper served as the official news organ of the Greater Washington Central Labor Council, the Building Trades Council, the Union Label Council, and the Allied Printing Trades Council.