The Dreamer and the Doer: LaGuardia and Organized Labor

April 15, 2008 | Inside Out

In part 3 of 7 of “The Dreamer and the Doer –The Life and Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia” produced by the La Guardia and Wagner archives, organized labor leaders praised him as friend and inspiration. As a congressman, Fiorello H. La Guardia was one of labor’s best friends, but as New York City mayor he opposed unionization of city workers both as a threat to the city budget and to his authority.
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