Interview with Jon Falk
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Born in the early 1950s; was in early 50s at the time of the interview.
Occupation/ Work History
Forester, independent woodcutter, union leader, union official.
Mill or Principal Employer
Maine Woodmen's Association
State of Maine
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry
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. The interview describes the difficult conditions and domination by paper companies that provoked loggers to strike in 1975. Falk gives a detailed account of the strike itself, and the ensuing history of the MWA until its demise in the early 1980s.
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Interview with Jon Falk by Michael Hillard, July 27, 2004, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine.