Halpern, Carl (interviewee)
This oral history interview conducted by son Joel Halpern, Carl Halpern focuses on his memories of the Electro Chemical Company where he worked from 1917-1965. Carl begins talking about injuries and safety in the plant and getting the families involved. He talks about the lithography and etching departments, the meter systems, suppliers, the advancement in chemicals and their process, various companies they dealt with, the minutiae of running a factory, competitors, hiring minorities and the resistance of the other workers. Carl talks about various people who worked there, travel he did for the company, taking night classes, another company trying to hire him, training or lack thereof, other industries in the Bronx and signs that the company made for various companies. He then talks about his parents' families, where they lived, his relationship with the workers in the factory, underhanded activity in the factory and discriminatory job advertisements.