Title

Interview with Jon Falk

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Date of Interview

7-27-2004

Duration of Audio File

57:18:00

Interviewee

Jon Falk

Age

Born in the early 1950s; was in early 50s at the time of the interview.

Gender

Male

Residence

Carmel, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Forester, independent woodcutter, union leader, union official.

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

Maine Woodmen's Association

Mill Location

State of Maine

Keywords

Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry

Abstract

Interviewee Jon Falk was a key organizer and leader of the MWA (Maine Woodmen's Association) at the time of the strike and for several years after. Interview describes the difficult conditions and domination by paper companies that provoked loggers to strike in 1975. Detailed account of the strike itself, and the ensuing history of the MWA until its demise in the early 1980s.

Comments

Falk was a progressive activist and logger who helped to organize the MWA and conduct the strike. As a trained forester (with a graduate degree from Yale University) and experienced logger, he provides a sophisticated analysis of the difficult working at the time of the striek. He also wrote an important study of labor conditions in Maine's forestry industry: Jonathan Falk, “The Organization of Pulpwood Harvesting in Maine” (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Working Paper No. 4, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1977);

Document Type

Interview

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