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Date of Interview
William "Bill" Millet and Robert "Bob" Dorr
Both approximately late 30s at time of interview
Westbrook and Portland, Maine
Occupation/ Work History
Skilled maintenance workers at S.D. Warren Companies, and both union officials (shop stewards) at Warren.
Mill or Principal Employer
S. D. Warren
Westbrook, Maine 04092
Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine
A radio interview that discusses labor relations at S.D. Warren in the 1980s and 1990s. Themes include the difficulties of paper mill unions in Maine in the wake of the 1987-88 Jay, Maine strike that resulted in 1250 unionized workers losing their jobs. In the "no strike" environment post-Jay, unions sought to defend contracts by remaining hard nosed. Warren had been purchased by a South African company in 1995 from Scott Paper Company; the mill's skilled workers took a certain measure of control from new outside mill managers, taking advantage of their superior knowledge of the mill's operations.
Hillard, Michael, "Big Talk" (1998). S.D. Warren Company. 41.
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