AFL Extortion of Long Island Building Contractors
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
The Long Island builders association was confronted with a scheme that began when 1,500 AFL unionists picketed an Eagle Rock homes project in Garden City, New York. My e-book looks at the $360,000 extorted from builders and contractors which led to indictments in Nassau County in 1953. The text also considers the factionalism between William DeKoning Sr. and Frank Nataro of the Laborers Union.