Interview with Arthur Gordon 1 of 2
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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.
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.
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S.D. Warren Company
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Hillard, Michael G. PhD, "Interview with Arthur Gordon 1 of 2" (2000). S.D. Warren Company. 14.