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A fascinating article by the New York Times, examining how strong the mob influence remains in New York’s docks and longshoremen’s union. While few dispute that the control over the docks once exerted by the big crime families has faded significantly, there are still pockets of doubt – and some eyebrow-raising salaries, such as union shop steward Ralph Gigante, nephew of the boss of the infamous Genovese family, who earned $419,000 in 2014.  However, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Harold Daggett, has won two cases against the Justice Department, which has described him as an associate of the Genovese family.

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  • Ummo Bruns

    January 09, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Mr Daggett made an interesting comment whilst visiting European ports in the 90s of the last century, when asked by a journalist on the waterfront situation in NY harbour: ” I can wallpaper my whole basement with subpoenas, if I wished”. Did anything change…..!?

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