Title

Interview with Ron Rondeau

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Date of Interview

8-1-2001

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 01:12:40; Audio file #2 01:05:55

Interviewee

Ron Rondeau

Age

37 or 38 at time of interview

Gender

Male

Occupation/ Work History

Varied production work in S.D. Warren Mill: pulp mill, finishing department, crane operator, paper testing.

Mill or Principal Employer

S.D.Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

Paper mill - history, Paperworkers' Union, Labor History - Paper, S.D.Warren - History 1980s, work life - paper mills.

Abstract

Rondeau had worked for 15 years in the mill: a third generation papermaker. Held a variety of positions in the mill. This variety meant that he provided a rich description of the sites, smells, dangers, and workplace culture throughout the 13-acre mill.

Comments

Worthy observations about the varying temperatures and smells throughout the mill; information training procedures, and skill requirements for various jobs. Describes the conversion from bonus work to wages in the finishing department after unionization.

Document Type

Interview

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