Interview with Shirley Lally
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Born approximately 1930 or 1931, 69 or 70 at date of interview
Lally worked 40 years at the mill in the predominantly female finishing department, inspecting and counting reams of paper by hand. She was married to another mill worker. At the time of unionization in the late 1960s, she led a group of activist women who rebelled against the mill's practice of laying off women with greater seniority than men, successfully changing seniority policy for women for the better.
Worked in finishing department at S. D. Warren as a paper counter inspector, 1950s-1990s; shop floor leader for women's issues in the 1960s
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S.D. Warren Company
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Hillard, Michael G. PhD, "Interview with Shirley Lally" (2000). S.D. Warren Company. 6.