GOVERNMENT: Against Union Price Fixers

The Justice Department's Antitrust Division last week opened a long-planned campaign to apply the antitrust laws to labor unions. Indicted in Manhattan after nine months of grand jury hearings was the boss of Local 25 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, the biggest local in the blousemaking industry. The Justice Department charged that the I.L.G.W.U. local took part, along with three trade associations, in a conspiracy to fix prices of ladies' blouses, a $300 million industry, and to allocate business among blousemakers. Also charged with criminal conspiracy was Harry Strasser, a partner with slain Gangster Albert Anastasia in...

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