Peter Panto Union Reform Leader Murdered By Albert Anastasia
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Peter Panto was a union leader much ahead of his time. On a single evening he drew more than 1,200 for a local Brooklyn meeting. He instilled in the longshoremen a desire to rid themselves of the racketeering mobsters who feasted on their earnings. Warned to stop his campaign against hoodlums on the shipping docks he persisted until his life was endangered. He was last seen alive on July 14, 1939.