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Interview With Dave Martin & Arthur Gordon, Michael Hillard Jul 2003

Interview With Dave Martin & Arthur Gordon, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Dave Martin and Arthur Gordon recount their mill experiences including topics such as: life as a skilled paper machine tender, the hazards and difficulties of work in the mill, Martin's short tenure as a supervisor, and S.D. Warren's status as a premier paper maker. Martin describes difficult experience of new corporate management and how he was laid off several years after becoming a manager.


Interview With Karl Dornish, Michael Hillard Mar 2003

Interview With Karl Dornish, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Dornish was senior production manager at S.D. Warren Westbrook, 1954-1970s, then at S.D. Warren-Somerset/Hinckley from late 1970s until around 1990. He spent a few years at S.D. Warren's Muskegon, Michigan mill before retiring in Waterville, Maine area, and is a graduate of Colby College.


Interview With Gary Cook, Michael Hillard Mar 2003

Interview With Gary Cook, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Cook was a union official for Maine and New Hampshire with the United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) from 1975 - 2000s. His first role was as an International Representative (business agent for many union locals) and later a regional Vice President of the UPIU. Before 1975 he worked as a paper worker at the International Paper Plant in Jay, Maine. Serviced UPIU Local 1069 at S.D. Warren, Westbrook in 1980s and 1990s.


Interview With Ray Pineau, Michael Hillard Mar 2003

Interview With Ray Pineau, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Ray Pineau was a leader in the historic Jay, Maine International Paper Strike in 1987-88. He is featured in Julius Getman's book on the strike, "The Betrayal of Local 14." Pineau's interview includes his observations on the politics and attitudes of the S.D. Warren workers and union leaders during the Jay Strike; Pineau worked at S.D. Warren for a brief period during the strike. Later he became a representative in the Maine State Legislature, helping to found a labor caucus in the 1990s and 2000s.


Interview With Jane Slaughter, Michael Hillard Feb 2003

Interview With Jane Slaughter, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Slaughter is a leading national writer, journalist, and educator. As co-director of Labor Notes, she is a leader of the radical wing of the U.S. labor movement from the 1970s to 2010s. Author of many books, including Choosing Sides: Unions and the Team Concept (with Mike Parker). Slaughter also acted as a consultant to Maine paper unions in 1988 and 1989.


Interview With John Beck, Michael Hillard Jan 2003

Interview With John Beck, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

John Beck (1991-2015) has been a professor and director of Labor Education at Michigan State University. Beck was United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) Education and Research Director, 1986-1991. This interview contains a wealth of Beck's experience and insight about critical labor relations' developments in the period when he was at UPIU.


Interview With Clyde Harriman, Michael Hillard Jul 2002

Interview With Clyde Harriman, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Harriman was a leader of the workers' successful unionization effort in the 1960s. He was Vice-President of the paper workers local for a few years before leaving the mill to work in the Portland, Maine post office.


Interview With Harry Foote, Michael Hillard Jul 2002

Interview With Harry Foote, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Harry Foote was a labor beat reporter for the Portland Press Herald (and editor) from the 1930s through the 1960s. He bought Westbrook's local newspaper, which over time came to be called the American journal. He was astute observer of the character of the people of Westbrook in the context of S.D. Warren Company's dominance.


Interview With Robert Burton, Michael Hillard Jul 2002

Interview With Robert Burton, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Burton worked for a few years as hourly worker, then spent most of his career as a foreman and supervisor at S.D. Warren from height of S.D. Warren days until era when Scott began layoffs and disrupted local management customs. A good interview to learn about how supervisors/managers did their work and issues they confronted. Burton gives a detailed description of how workers were "indulged" by top management, i.e., seldom fired or challenged in work effort and practices, and also how lower level managers were hurt and weakened by unionization.


Interview With Joe Jensen, Michael Hillard Jun 2002

Interview With Joe Jensen, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Jensen was a member of the in-plant organizing team for what would become United Paperworkers International Union Local 1069 at the S.D.Warren mill in Westbrook, Maine. He worked at S.D. Warren from 1960 until 1997.


Measuring Morale In A Municipal Law Enforcement Agency: A Multidimensional Approach, Thomas J. Roth May 2002

Measuring Morale In A Municipal Law Enforcement Agency: A Multidimensional Approach, Thomas J. Roth

Muskie School Capstones

Administrators of both public and private sector firms are charged with the effective management of their respective agencies. Effective management includes not only striving to fulfil the goals of the organization toward the external client, it includes proper management of employees, a vital resource to any organization. Likewise, police administrators are bound by duty to not only uphold the laws within their jurisdiction, they are also responsible for maintaining a desirable work environment for their employees. Because a police agency's effectiveness is largely based on the combined total of the knowledge, skill and abilities of all its individual officers ...


Interview With Ron Usher, Michael Hillard Aug 2001

Interview With Ron Usher, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Usher was a rank and file worker and a son of an S.D. Warren worker. He worked at mill from 1960 into the 2000s. Usher participated in union organizing at mill in 1960s, and was recruited by leaders of United Paper Workers International Union (UPIU) Local 1069 to run (successfully) for Maine State Legislature.


Interview With Curtis Pease, Michael Hillard Aug 2001

Interview With Curtis Pease, Michael Hillard

S.D. Warren Company

Curtis Pease offers rich descriptions of work life in the mill, the jobs and skills of 1st through 5th hands in the color room and paper machines. He later became a union leader who was then hired into labor relations management by mill manager Howard Reiche. Pease has sharp observations on the failure of Scott Paper's major initiative "Jointness" in the late 1980s.


Employers' Views On The Value Of Older Workers : Final Report, Edmund S. Muskie Institute Of Public Affairs Aug 1991

Employers' Views On The Value Of Older Workers : Final Report, Edmund S. Muskie Institute Of Public Affairs

Maine Collection

Employers' Views on the Value of Older Workers : Final Report

Submitted to: The AARP Andrus Foundation

Prepared by: Human Services Development Institute, Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, Maine 04103 (August 1991).

Contents: Acknowledgements / Executive Summary / Abstract / I. Introduction and Background / II. Project Methodology / III. Findings / IV. Conclusions and Recommendations / References


The Productivity Imperative And The New Maine Economy, Maine State Planning Office Apr 1990

The Productivity Imperative And The New Maine Economy, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Collection

The Productivity Imperative and the New Maine Economy

Maine State Planning Office, Economics Division, April 1990.

Richard H. Silkman, Director; Stephen J. Adams, Principal Author

Contents: Introduction / Maine's New Economy / The Productivity Imperative / Meeting the Productivity Imperative / Conclusions / Notes / References


Labor Relations In Maine 1971-1982, Bureau Of Labor Standards Apr 1983

Labor Relations In Maine 1971-1982, Bureau Of Labor Standards

Maine Collection

Labor Relations in Maine 1971-1982

Prepared by the Bureau of Labor Standards, Research & Statistics Division,

William A. Peabody, Director, April, 1983.

Contents: Authorization / Introduction / Narratives / Tables / Appendices





Veterans In Maine - A Report, Maine Department Of Manpower Affairs - Manpower Research Division Dec 1978

Veterans In Maine - A Report, Maine Department Of Manpower Affairs - Manpower Research Division

Maine Collection

Veterans in Maine : A Report.

"Labor Market Information Publication" Maine Department of Manpower Affairs, Employment Security, Manpower Research Division, 20 Union Street, Augusta, Maine 04330.

December 1978