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Date of Interview

Summer 8-1-2001

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 00:54:10; Audio file #2 1:10:45

Interviewee

Curtis Pease

Age

Approximately 72 at date of interview

Gender

Male

Birth Place

Westbrook, Maine approximately 1931

Residence

Gorham, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Worked first in color room, in finishing department, and on a paper machine. Became a 1st hand. Later became a pipefitter. Became first a union president in the 1970s, and then an industrial relations/human resource manager for the mill/Scott Paper Company.

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

S.D.Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

S.D. Warren, paper mill, union leader, paper worker, human resource manager, labor-management relations

Abstract

Curtis Pease offers rich descriptions of work life in the mill, the jobs and skills of 1st through 5th hands in the color room and paper machines. He later became a union leader who was then hired into labor relations management by mill manager Howard Reiche. Has sharp observations on the failure of Scott Paper's major initiative "Jointness" in the late 1980s.

Comments

Jointness was a major labor relations initiative by Scott Paper Company, owner of S.D. Warren from 1967 to 1995. Workers and managers alike at S.D. Warren opposed the initiative, leading to its failure in Maine.

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Document Type

Interview

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