Books tagged: labor history

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Burned Beyond Recognition The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire March 25, 1911
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Labor rights, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
The inferno in the Asch Builiding on March 25, 1911 is undoubtedly the most notorious and influential industrial fire in history. From the ashes of the 8th, 9th and 10th floors grew a strong International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). Ironically the union was founded the year before. 146 lives, most of them young immigrant women, were lost in the disaster. It might have been prevented.
Harold Gibbons Teamsters Union Vice President St. Louis, Missouri
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Originally from Pennsylvania Harold Gibbons was of Irish descent. His rise as a labor leader was accompanied by many who disagreed with his methods. Among his opponents were union rivals and St. Louis law enforcement detectives. Some of these men testified before the United States Racket Committee in 1958. It is noteworthy that strikes called by Gibbons were accompanied by arson and violence.
Triple Murder In The Blue Hour Saloon Al Capone and Union Racketeering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Daniel A. Serritella was Al Capone's dupe. He acted as a gofer between Scarface and Chicago's Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson. Serritella rose from committeeman to Illinois State Senator from Chicago. He was also linked to the three Capone men who died violently at the Blue Hour Saloon in April 1930. Capone dominated Chicago's liquor trade, various businesses and instrumental labor unions.
Racekteering and the Fake Labor Union Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Fake labor union pickets were employed by a coalition of former union members,, an attorney and a private detective. The company the group targeted was a Manhattan photo studio. My book looks at this attempt to defraud a business devised by a former member of the AFL boxcutters union. I also consider extortion by labor unions in general and how it it is especially costly to American business.
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra Brooklyn Longshoreman and Laundry Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra's attempt to muscle in on the laundry racket led to his arrest for extortion and cost him his life. Guistra branched into the laundry racket months before he was murdered in an East Side tenement. With two accomplices Johnny wanted laundry owners to pay union dues of $5 for each employee on their payroll. Guistra's slaying was one of 4 in New York within a few days.
Albert Ackalitis Boss of the New York Waterfront
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert Ackalitis spent fourteen years in Dannemora Prison before he began his rise to power on the New York waterfront. Earlier he was a charter member of the notorious Arsenal gang that pulled robberies in New York City and New Jersey. As a hiring boss on the docks he was trusted because he exerted control and knew how to get things done. Of Lithuanian descent he was born in Pennsylvania.
Charles the Bug Workman and the Murder of Dutch Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book was researched from newspapers of the mid 1930s during a time when beer baron Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) was on trial for tax violations in New York state. Schultz fled New York and paid New Jersey authorities money to keep from being extradited to New York to face additional tax prosecutions. There were many other murders of less significance that were undertaken by Murder Inc.
Mafia Infiltration of Government and Business The Gambino Crime Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
The Gambino crime family has tentacles that extend into government and business. Anthony Scotto of the Gambino family was a force in NY mayor John Lindsey's administration. He had Mafia connections. The press exposed him but Scotto's offer to quit wasn't accepted by the mayor. The Gambinos took control of the garbage collection industry in Mount Vernon and muscled in on the docks in Brooklyn.
Johnny Dio Labor Racketeer and Mafia Enforcer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Johnny Dio was a Mafia figure whose career was near its height in the 1950s and continued into the 1970s until his death in Lewisburg Prison. Of all the charges against him during his criminal career the most notorious was the acid throwing incident of pioneering newspaper columnist Victor Riesel. This took place outside a New York City eatery around 3 a.m. in 1956. Riesel was completely blinded.
Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle A
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
For Jimmy Spliff and Sativa Velazquez, it’s just another graveyard shift at the AnarchyBurger All-Nite Drive Thru and Shakes. The drunks are lined up at the pickup window, the bacon jalapeno poppers are squealing in the deep fryer, and the struggle is as real as the threat of heart disease. But just when it seems all hope is lost, a time traveller stumbles out of the promotional kids’ meal display