Racketeers like Eddie McGrath, John (Cockeye) Dunn, Andrew (Squint) Sheridan, Albert Ackalitis, Mickey Bowers, Charlie Yanowsky and Timothy O'Mara held important positions on the waterfront, including jobs within the International Longshoremen's Association and the American Federation of Labor. While the gangsters attempted to convey to the public that they were now reformed union leaders, a history of violence had propelled them into their roles on the docks.
Below are original copies of their criminal records:
How did these hoodlums rise to power on the waterfront and become prominent members of New York City's violent Irish Mob? Purchase Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront to find out!