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Date of Interview

6-20-2002

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 1:09:48; Audio file #2 00:48:27

Interviewee

Joe Jensen

Age

Born 1942 (?), aged 60 at time of interview

Gender

Male

Birth Place

Westbrook, Maine

Residence

Westbrook, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Worked in S.D. Warren finishing department, later became a manager.

Role

Union

Mill or Principal Employer

S. D. Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

S.D. Warren, Paper Industry, Labor History, Unions

Abstract

Jensen was a member of the in-plant organizing team for what would become United Paperworkers International Union Local 1069 at the S.D.Warren mill in Westbrook, Maine. Worked at S.D. Warren from 1960 until 1997.

Comments

Besides telling the story of the unionization campaign for Local 1069, has many descriptions of antiquated work processes in the 1960, while depicting what union organizers saw as a discrepancy between what other, unionized Maine mills offered in pay and benefits compared to Westbrook at the time of unionization. Also discusses widespread favoritism in pay and job assignments, and how the advent of union representation brought an end to that form of discrimination.

Document Type

Interview

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