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International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers

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International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers

Novelty Workers
Full name International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers
Native name IUANPW
Members 22,000
Affiliation AFL-CIO
Key people Mark A. Spano, President; John Serpico, convicted officer of multiple locals
Office location

1950 W. Erie St.

Chicago, Illinois 60662
Country United States

The International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers or Novelty Workers traditionally represented workers at toy factories. Because that industry almost entirely moved to China, the trade union now represents other manufacturing, construction and healthcare workers. The Novelty Workers belong to the AFL-CIO as one of the organization’s smallest members.

Organized crime

John Serpico, a prominent member of the Chicago RICO for kickbacks in exchange for under-reporting union employment on behalf of a represented trucking company.[2]

Federal prosecutors also convited labor lawyer Sanford Pollack, who represented both the Novelty Workers and [3][4]


  1. ^ Heddell, Gordon S. (2001-09-30). "Semiannual Report to Congress".  
  2. ^ Simpson, Cam (1999-08-05). "Feds Indict Labor Leader".  
  3. ^ "Civil RICO Actions".  
  4. ^ Masten, Charles C. (1996-09-30). "Semiannual Report to Congress".  

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