Interview with Michael Hamil
Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
audio file # 1 1:10:57; audio file #2 1:21:07; audio file #3 00:47:57
Occupation/ Work History
Paper mill worker & union leader
Mill or Principal Employer
S.D.Warren at the Scott Paper Mill in Winslow, Maine
Paper Industry, S. D. Warren, Labor Unions - Maine, Scott Paper Company- Winslow - Maine, Paper Industry - work reorganization
Hamel describes his career at Winslow; including becoming a younger union President. Hamel tells two important stories: the unusual embrace by himself and other union leaders of Scott's Jointness program to reorganize work and union relations in the early 1990s, and then how Chainsaw Al Dunlap's CEO reign destroyed the experiment and led to mill's closure in 1997.
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Michael Hamil, interview by Michael Hillard, August 1, 2001, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine