organized crime, ch.14

organized crime, ch.14 - Valerie Udeozor Due: January 31,...

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Valerie Udeozor Due: January 31, 2012 Organized Crime Professor Louis Gentile Reading Response, Chapter 14: Labor, Business, and Money Laundering Although it is not directly stated in the chapter, I believe that the initiation of labor and business racketeering was a direct response to the ongoing predicament of American prejudice against foreigners. Most immigrants came to America under the notion that they would be here temporarily to earn sufficient funds to return homes and support their families. The Italian, Irish, and Jewish emigrated to escape the oppression of their native lands, but were still profoundly mistreated in the United States. Interpretation of the Constitution made it easy for foreign workers to be underpaid as they labored in harsh work conditions, and this resulted in retaliation in the form of labor and business racketeering. I found it surprising that amongst all of the unions that exist in America, labor racketeering is notably attributed to only four unions, namely the Laborers, HEREIU, ILA, and
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ADMJ 1235 taught by Professor Louisgentile during the Spring '12 term at Pittsburgh.

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