Halpern, Carl (interviewee)
In this oral history interview conducted by son Joel Halpern, Carl Halpern talks about his memories of Electro Chemical, the company that he worked for from 1917 to 1965. He describes a discriminatory job advertisement that he had to intercept, questionable hiring practices, payoffs, unproductive workers and strikes. He gives some perspective on the view of Jews in the plant, the history of the company, the location and buildings, machinery, various people who worked there, banks and finances. He also talks about employees, job titles, the company attorney, the changes in the business, possible Mafia connections in the 1970s, square feet of operating space, Board of Directors, his pay rate of $4 per week when he began as an office boy and his quick promotion to mail clerk.