Wages and the cost of living by Emil Bjarnason

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Published by Trade Union Research Bureau in [Vancouver .

Written in English

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SeriesTrade Union Research Bureau Pamphlet
ContributionsMarcuse, Bert,
LC ClassificationsHD6995 B53
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Pagination[15] p.
Number of Pages15
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Open LibraryOL14901642M

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