No place for T.H.U.G. tactics in pro-union city

The indictment tells an outrageous story of union thuggery including violence and arson. In a 49-page grand jury indictment, federal prosecutors arrested on Tuesday, 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401’ s business officials for racketeering and arson as part of an alleged campaign by the Philadelphia ironworkers union to coerce building contactors into hiring them over non-union competition.

Mob’s Hold on Unions Isn’t What It Used to Be

By Sean Gardiner, The Wall Street Journal

Thirty years ago, customers paid more for the salmon, shrimp and other seafood dishes they ordered at New York City restaurants because the Mafia controlled the truckers union that made deliveries to the Fulton Fish Market, according to law-enforcement officials and court records.