Interview with Richard Marston
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio File #1 1:53:15
St. Agatha, Maine
Occupation/ Work History
Human Resources Manager -Senior manager of "HR" and labor relations with the unions in the 1980s and 1990s after being a low level HR staffer in 1970s
Mill or Principal Employer
Fraser Paper Company
Fraser Paper Company - Madawaska Maine, Paper Industry - Maine
Marston's wonderfully detailed account of the history of labor relations and business strategy at the mill dating from time as an intern in the 1960s through retirement after 2000.
Highlights include: (1) the Acadian worker, Anglo manager divide in the mill's history, the legacy of the 1971 strike for labor relations at the mill through the 1990s, and how management and unionized workers succeeded in establishing a cooperative relationship in the 1990s to improve work productivity and product quality.
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Richard Marston, interview by Michael Hillard, Sept 15, 2010 Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine