Title

Interview with Chris Murray

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Date of Interview

9-7-2000

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 00:50:18; Audio file #2 00:52:41; Audio file #3 00:52:37; Audio file #4 00:03:10

Interviewee

Chris Murray

Age

Approximately aged 29 or 30 at time of interview, born 1970 and 1971

Gender

Male

Birth Place

Westbrook, Maine

Residence

Westbrook, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Skilled maintenance worker (electrician or machinist)

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

S. D. Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine

Keywords

Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine, community memory, worklife in paper mill, Paper Industry - Layoffs

Abstract

Young skilled worker who spent 10 years in mill. Articulates community memory of mill founder and uses this memory to criticize current ownership. Critical views about impact of seniority on younger workers during time of frequent layoffs Colorful descriptions of work life, manly camaraderie, conditions in the mill.

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Tape 1: early life/ family, scabs, being laid off

Tape 2: life after layoff

Tape 3: early life/ family, scabs, being laid off

Tape 4: Life after layoff

Document Type

Interview

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Chris Murray 9-7-00 (1).mp3 (47162 kB)
early life, strikes / scabs, being laid off

Chris Murray 9-7-00 (2).mp3 (49392 kB)
Life after layoff

Chris Murray 9-7-00 (3).mp3 (49326 kB)
Early life, strikes/scabs, being laid off

Chris Murray 9-7-00 (4).mp3 (2970 kB)
Life after layoff

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