WorldCat Identities

Witwer, David Scott

Overview
Works: 6 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 990 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD6515.T22, 331.88113883240973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Scott Witwer
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union by David Scott Witwer( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguing that the Teamsters Union was by its very nature especially vulnerable to certain forms of corruption, David Witwer charts the process by which organized crime came to play a significant role in sectors of the union, from low-level involvements of the 1930s to suspicions of mob ties among the union's upper echelons beginning in the 1950s. Witwer includes a detailed account of the links forged between the Mafia and union head Jimmy Hoffa as well as the highly revealing McClellan Committee investigation that first brought these links to light."--Jacket
Shadow of the racketeer : scandal in organized labor by David Scott Witwer( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in the garment district : the grip of organized crime and the decline of labor in the United States by David Scott Witwer( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thrilling and true account of racketeering and union corruption in mid-century New York, when unions and the mob were locked in a power struggle that reverberates to this day"--
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union, 1898 to 1991 by David Scott Witwer( )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in the garment district : the grip of organized crime and the decline of labor in the United States by David Scott Witwer( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrilling and true account of racketeering and union corruption in mid-century New York, when unions and the mob were locked in a power struggle that reverberates to this day. In 1949, in New York City's crowded Garment District, a union organizer named William Lurye was stabbed to death by a mob assassin. Through the lens of this murder case, prize-winning authors David Witwer and Catherine Rios explore American labor history at its critical turning point, drawing on FBI case files and the private papers of investigative journalists who first broke the story. A narrative that originates in the garment industry of mid-century New York, which produced over eighty percent of the nation's dresses at the time, Murder in the Garment District quickly moves to a national stage, where congressional anti-corruption hearings gripped the nation and forever tainted the reputation of American unions. Replete with elements of a true-crime thriller, Murder in the Garment District includes a riveting cast of characters, from wheeling and dealing union president David Dubinsky to the notorious gangster Abe Chait and the crusading Robert F. Kennedy, whose public duel with Jimmy Hoffa became front-page news
"Not a man's union" : women teamsters in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s by Leah F Vosko( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union
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Shadow of the racketeer : scandal in organized labor
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English (24)