Interview with Don Fontaine
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Approximately late 50s at time of interview
Occupation/ Work History
Labor law lawyer
Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry
Donald Fontaine has been a labor lawyer since the late 1960s, working first with Pine Tree Legal and later as an independent labor lawyer. The interviewee was the lawyer that represented the Maine Woodsmen's Association (MWA) during the 1975 strike, and describes the origins of the MWA and the extensive legal proceedings during the strike.
Donald Fontaine has represented dozens of local education associations on behalf of teachers, bus drivers, educational technicians, janitors, and school secretaries. He has also represented the United Paperworkers International Union, the Amalgamated Transit Union, U.N.I.T.E., the AFL-CIO, and the employees of the DeCoster Egg Farm
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Interview with Don Fontaine by Michael Hillard, July 15, 2004, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine.