Interview with Chris Murray
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Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Audio file #1 00:50:18; Audio file #2 00:52:41; Audio file #3 00:52:37; Audio file #4 00:03:10
Approximately aged 29 or 30 at time of interview, born 1970 and 1971
Occupation/ Work History
Skilled maintenance worker (electrician or machinist)
Mill or Principal Employer
S. D. Warren
Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine, community memory, worklife in paper mill, Paper Industry - Layoffs
Murray was a young skilled worker who spent 10 years in mill. He articulates community memory of the mill founder and uses this memory to criticize current ownership. Muarry imparts critical views about impact of seniority on younger workers during time of frequent layoffs with colorful descriptions of work life, manly camaraderie, and conditions in the mill.
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Chris Murray, interview by Michael Hillard, September 7, 2000, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine