Date of Interview

3-4-2003

Duration of Audio File

00:30:08

Interviewee

Gary Cove

Age

In his fifties at time of interview

Gender

Male

Occupation/ Work History

Union official (international business representative agent), former paperworker and local union leader.

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

United Paperworkers International Union UPIU

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

Paper mills, Paperworkers' Union, Labor History, S.D.Warren, 1980s, labor relations

Abstract

Union official for Maine and New Hampshire with the United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) from 1975 - 2000s. His first role was as an International Representative (business agent for many union locals) and later a regional Vice President of the UPIU. Before 1975 he worked as a paper worker at the International Paper Plant in Jay, Maine. Serviced UPIU Local 1069 at S.D. Warren, Westbrook in 1980s and 1990s.

Comments

Interview focuses on his perspective on Local 1069, and how workers at Warren and two other Maine mills owned by Scott resisted Scott Paper's Jointness initiative. Jointness was part of a major labor relations movement in the 1980s to reorganize work based on "teams."

Document Type

Interview

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