Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio file #1 00:54:10; Audio file #2 1:10:45
Approximately 72 at date of interview
Westbrook, Maine approximately 1931
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.
Mill or Principal Employer
Westbrook, Maine 04092
S.D. Warren, paper mill, union leader, paper worker, human resource manager, labor-management relations
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. Pease has sharp observations on the failure of Scott Paper's major initiative "Jointness" in the late 1980s.
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Curtis Pease, interview by Michael Hillard, August 1, 2001, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine