Interview with Jim Pinkerton
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Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Disc 1 1:17:08 Disc 2 0:46:40
Appoximately 65 years old at time of interview.
Occupation/ Work History
Company forestry manager for Scott Paper Company, 1960s-1990s.
Mill or Principal Employer
Scott Paper Company
Scott Paper Woodlands, central Maine
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry
Pinkerton offers detailed accounts of Scott Paper Company logging operations in central/northern Maine from 1960s on. Pinkerton describes on-going labor supply problems, company views about Canadian guest workers versus local Maine loggers. He also describes the difficulties Scott had when it began using mechanized feller-bunchers in 1966, and logger militancy (including an informal strike by Canadian guest workers in the mid 1960s and the Maine Woodsmen's Association strike of 1975).
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Interview with Jim Pinkerton by Michael, June 15, 2006, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine.