Former union organizer and famed artist Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) painted hundreds of canvases depicting urban working life during the post World War II America. Fasanella was born in the Bronx and grew up in the working-class neighborhoods of New York. As an organizer he advocated for worker’s rights. His passion for social justice showed through his colorful and vibrant paintings.
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employer who warned workers before a labor election that getting a union could hurt business was making an illegal “veiled threat.”
In a 2-1 decision the three-member panel of the board said Tim Krise—the vice president of Student Transportation of America Inc, a Bristol, Penn., school bus company—violated the rights his employees when he reportedly told them that the company could “walk away” from its contract with the Bristol Township if operations became “too costly.”
Products shown are made by Bimbo Bakeries by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers, AFL-CIO Union (BCTGM).