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Dock Workers Shaping Up

Dock Workers Shaping Up

Nearly every morning dock workers would “shape up” along the docks in the hopes of getting a job unloading the ships coming into port. Workers would be selected, sometimes usually with a bribe to the hiring boss. A hiring boss, much like the loading boss...
John “Cockeye” Dunn

John “Cockeye” Dunn

John “Cockeye” Dunn was a top enforcer for Eddie McGrath and also his brother in law. Dunn was part owner of Varick Enterprises, a front company which made collections for the waterfront dock bosses of Manhattan’s Westside. Later he formed a labor...
Barney Baker & Jimmy Hoffa

Barney Baker & Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa and his bodyguard Robert “Barney” Baker. Baker was on trial in Federal Court for allegedly receiving $525.00 from a distributing company in return for a promise of labor harmony. Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa was subpoenaed as a witness....

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