London: W.F.T.U. Publications, 1952. Paperback. Good Condition. Item #233464
8 pages, with five photos and one cartoon. Front cover has a brown shadow to spine edge. Creased where previously folded by an earlier owner, but now stored flat. A detailed report concerning the activities of organised crime within the labor movement and how the unions were being misused, particularly reporting on the fourth rank and file revolt against King Joe Ryan's contract as union leader with the shipowners of, amongst other things a ten cents an hours wage increase... One of the principal lessons of this great strike is that by united rank and file action it is possible to defeat the misleaders of labour. This is a lesson not only for longshoremen, but for workers in every union in which the leaders follow an undemocratic and anti-working class policy. The cover photo caption reads In the International Longshoremen's Association, covering the U.S. East Coast dockers, King Joe Ryan's business agents for the New York locals 337 and 338-1 are Tony and Jerry Anastasia, brothers of the reputed triggerman of Murder Inc., Albert Anastasia. Size: Quarto. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Featured; Inventory No: 233464. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 History; Featured; New York Longshoremen versus their Gangster Leaders Portrait of a Free Trade Union John Wolfard