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"the International Longshoremen's Association has been less a trade union than a collection of Chinese warlords, each ruling a great or small province."
Daniel Bell.

The dockers in Bayonne, New Jersey belong to Local 1588. Founded in 1938 it has long been under the influence of the mob. In the 1970's, John DiGilio, a soldier for the Genovese family, ran the 1588. He rented a room directly above the union's office in Bayonne. An ex boxer, he would often run...
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