Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio file #1 1:14:49; Audio file #2 1:14:55
Born approximately 1939, aged 62 at time of interview
Westbrook and Buxton, Maine
Occupation/ Work History
Paper mill worker, paper machine hand, local union official, Maine State Legislature representative
Mill or Principal Employer
S. D. Warren
Westbrook, Maine 04092
Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine, union organizing, Democratic Politics, paper mill work life
Usher was a rank and file worker and a son of an S.D. Warren worker. He worked at mill from 1960 into the 2000s. Usher participated in union organizing at mill in 1960s, and was recruited by leaders of United Paper Workers International Union (UPIU) Local 1069 to run (successfully) for Maine State Legislature.
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Ron Usher, interview by Michael Hillard, August 2, 2001, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine