The title leads one to expect another book on Lewis and Green. But this is a different slant on the labor question -- an...

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LABOR CZARS: A History of Labor Racketeering

The title leads one to expect another book on Lewis and Green. But this is a different slant on the labor question -- an historical survey of the bad boys of labor who have used their labor affiliations to build private empires and personal fortunes. The author reveals the sordid connection between labor leaders and city politicians at the expense of the worker and humanity. He paints a dark picture of the failure of the A. F. of L. to clean out the racketeers, forcing the government to step in and interfere, to try to prevent the tax on necessities of life, made by labor czars and racketeers. A revealing and disturbing book. Seidman has given human interest in his pictures of individuals. He is definitely biased in favor of the C. I. O., which so far he feels has escaped the pitfalls. An important contributions to labor shelves.

Pub Date: March 28, 1938

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Publisher: Liveright

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1938