“Murder In the Garment District” Book Discussion

Thursday, April 1, 2021
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
“Murder In the Garment District” Book Discussion

Join the Center for Global Workers' Rights on April 1 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a discussion on the book, "Murder in the Garment District: The Grip of Organized Crime and the Decline of Labor in the United States."

Developed from over ten years of research, with a narrative that is unique in its depth and its inclusion of the roles of working people and their unions, this book traces the political battles over organized labor’s role in this country. This issue was, along with the threat of communism, at the forefront of public concern. Deeply researched, "Murder in the Garment District" draws on a broad range of primary source material, much of which has only recently been made available. Research also includes FBI case files, and the private papers of the investigative journalists whose exposés helped trigger these events. The result is a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on the investigations of the time. Grounded in the street-level events that put people’s lives and livelihoods at stake, "Murder in the Garment District" shows the systemic corruption that shaped the public perception of a once potent labor movement diminished almost beyond recognition today.

Co-authors David Witwer and Catherine Rios will present their book and renowned garment union organizer Jeff Hermanson will provide commentary. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

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