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Date of Interview

2-26-2003

Duration of Audio File

00:18:29

Interviewee

Jane Slaughter

Age

Born 1949, aged 54 at time of interview

Gender

Female

Residence

Detroit, Michigan

Occupation/ Work History

National journalist, author & editor at Detroit based Labor Notes magazine and institute; union activist. Consultant to S. D. Warren union leaders in the late 1980s

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

Labor Notes, radical labor movement periodical and training institute

Mill Location

Detroit, Michigan

Keywords

U.S. labor relations, 1980s-200s, Paper Industry, S. D. Warren, Labor Unions - Maine, Labor Notes, labor reporter/author, labor radical

Abstract

Leading national writer, journalist, and educator. As co-director of Labor Notes, she is a leader of the radical wing of the U.S. labor movement from the 1970s to 2010s. Author of many books, including Choosing Sides: Unions and the Team Concept (with Mike Parker). Consultant to Maine paper unions in 1988 and 1989.

Comments

United Paperworkers International Union Locals 9 (at S.D. Warren's Hinckley Mill) and Local 1069 (at S.D. Warren's original Westbrook mill) brought Slaughter to Maine in 1988 and 1989. Educated union leaders to resist "team concept" initiative called "Jointness" at Scott Paper Company owned mills. Helped build a radical perspective in Maine's overall labor movement.

Document Type

Interview

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