chapter  3
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Labor Racketeering Activities of Jack McCarthy and National Consultants Associated, Ltd

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations received a considerable number of complaints during the years 1965–1966 relating to the role of labor relations consultants in the important field of collective bargaining between management and labor. Certain of the disquieting reports centered upon the highly questionable activities of a labor consultant named Jack McCarthy, whose business is located in the metropolitan area of New York. McCarthy also was an organizer for Local 225 of the International Jewelry Workers Union as early as 1957. McCarthy faced certain legal problems in being a labor consultant and at the same time occupying a position in labor unions. National Consultants Associated, Ltd., which was controlled by McCarthy and Louis Basis, was a relatively prosperous business from its formation. McCarthy’s financial success as a labor relations consultant depended upon his giving satisfactory service to the employers who retained him.