Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio file #1 00:49:20
Occupation/ Work History
Employed at S.D. Warren Company from 1950-1986. Worked in the finishing department running an automatic paper (reams) of paper. Was a member of United Paperworkers International Union Local 1069 leadership. Was a political organizer both in Local 1069 and in Maine state politics, including one term in the Maine State Senate.
Mill or Principal Employer
S. D. Warren
Westbrook, Maine 04092
Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine
Gordon successfully led a union effort to remake Westbrook from a Republican city before unionization in 1967 to a Democratic city with union members as elected officials after 1967. He was elected to Maine State Senate in early 1970s. Helped create and lead a statewide organization for injured workers, and was a leader of the UPIU Local 1069 from the late 1960s until his retirement.
Hillard, Michael, "Interview with Arthur Gordon" (2000). S.D. Warren Company. 42.