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Guide to the James McNamara Papers
||James McNamara Papers
||James McNamara was an organizer and served in a number of staff positions for the
International Ladies Garment Workers Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He then went on
to hold a variety of positions at the New York City and state levels in which he engaged
in negotiations, enforcement and investigative activities in relation to the building
trades and the construction industry. He worked on investigations for the New York
State Organized Crime Task Force and the New York County District Attorney’s Office
(Labor Racketeering Unit) before his retirement in 1992. The collection contains background
material and legal files relating to investigations of the Carpenters, Mason Tenders,
Painters, Plumbers, Service Employees (Local 32 B-J), Operating Engineers, Elevator
Constructors and New York area Teamsters unions. Also included are files on jurisdictional
matters relating to the Building Trades Employers Association and files on the investigation
of Brian McLaughlin as president of the New York City Central Labor Council.
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||Materials are mostly in English.