Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement / Edition 1

Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement / Edition 1

by James B. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814742947

ISBN-13: 9780814742945

Pub. Date: 05/01/2007

Publisher: New York University Press

Nowhere in the world has organized crime infiltrated the labor movement as thoroughly as in the United States. Mobsters, Unions, and Feds is the first book to document organized crime's exploitation of organized labor and the massive federal clean-up effort. A renowned expert on criminal law who for twenty years has been assessing the government's attack on the Mafia,…  See more details below

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Nowhere in the world has organized crime infiltrated the labor movement as thoroughly as in the United States. Mobsters, Unions, and Feds is the first book to document organized crime's exploitation of organized labor and the massive federal clean-up effort. A renowned expert on criminal law who for twenty years has been assessing the government's attack on the Mafia, James B. Jacobs explains how Cosa Nostra families first gained a foothold in the labor movement, then consolidated their power through patronage, fraud, and violence and finally used this power to become part of the political and economic power structure of 20th century urban America. Mobsters, Unions, and Feds is the most comprehensive study to date of how labor racketeering evolved and how the government has finally resolved to eradicate it.

About the Author:
James B. Jacobs is Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice, NYU School of Law

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814742945
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
950,876
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Organized crime and organized labor23
3President's Commission on Organized Crime40
4Labor racketeering in New York City57
5Organized labor's response to organized crime76
6Labor racketeering and the rank and file100
7Attacking labor racketeering prior to civil RICO (1982)114
8Civil RICO suits and trusteeships138
9The liberation of IBT Local 560161
10The New York City District Council of Carpenters183
11The four international unions203
12Evaluating civil RICO238
13Concluding reflections254

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