Big Talk: Radio Interview
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio File 1 0:31:04; Audio File 2 -- 0:27:44
William "Bill" Millet and Robert "Bob" Dorr
Both approximately late 30s at time of interview
This radio interview 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.
Westbrook and Portland, Maine
Skilled maintenance workers at S.D. Warren Companies, and both union officials (shop stewards) at Warren.
Mill or Principal Employer
S.D. Warren Company
Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine
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Hillard, Michael G. PhD, "Big Talk: Radio Interview" (1998). S.D. Warren Company. 1.