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Date of Interview

7-7-2004

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 1:20:08; Audio File #2 0:17:00

Interviewee

Claire Bolduc

Age

69 (2015)

Occupation/ Work History

One of the key activists and founders of the MWA. (Maine Woodsman's Association)

Keywords

Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry

Abstract

A Franco-American from northern Maine, Bolduc was first hired as to analyze poor working and economic conditions for loggers in northern Maine in the early 1970s. She helped lead an effort to create a woodcutters’ organization that was a precursor and became part of the MWA. She describes the poor working conditions – cold, isolation, frequent injuries and death, and over the very hard lives led by loggers. Also a vivid portrait of company power wielded

Document Type

Interview

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