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
     
 

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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,

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814742945
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,020,300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xxvii
List of Acronyms     xxxi
Introduction     1
Organized Crime and Organized Labor     23
President's Commission on Organized Crime     40
Labor Racketeering in New York City     57
Organized Labor's Response to Organized Crime     76
Labor Racketeering and the Rank and File     100
Attacking Labor Racketeering Prior to Civil RICO (1982)     114
Civil RICO Suits and Trusteeships     138
The Liberation of IBT Local 560     161
The New York City District Council of Carpenters     183
The Four International Unions     203
Evaluating Civil RICO     238
Concluding Reflections     254
Notes     263
Bibliography     297
Index     305
About the Author     320

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