Alderson Reporting Company: Washington, DC, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-0534
11 x 8", blue buckram, gilt lettering on spines, 1-142, 143-400, 401-650. Mimeographed pages, light wear to covers, occasional light smudging else fine. The United States House of Representatives, Special Subcommittee on Strikes and Racketeering in the Detroit Area held hearings to determine whether the union insurance funds were being misused. These hearings contain testimony by Paul "Red" Dorfman, head of the Chicago Wastehandler's Union and a kingpin in the "Chicago Outfit" and a former associate of Al Capone who had been caught taking union funds and paying his personal bills. He was subpoenaed where he refused to answer almost every question because he might incriminate himself including being asked about the financial holdings of Jimmy Hoffa. Also appearing before the committee was Dorfman's stepson, Allen Dorfman who ran the Union Casualty Agency which was being accused of misappropriation of funds. A close associate of Hoffa, he also declined to answer questions. It wasn't until 1970 that he was finally convicted of embezzlement of union funds. There was a testimony from former trucking company owners like Howard C. Craven of Ann Arbor. The cost of doing business was high as Hoffa insisted that trucking companies only obtain insurance from the corrupt Union Casualty Agency plus the amount for kickbacks constantly rose. Eventually, Craven lost his business and became a security guard at the University of Michigan. Fascinating history. Sold as a set only. SCARCE.