In 1910 International Paper Company workers in Livermore Falls successfully engineered a thirteen-week strike. Meanwhile, the same effort in Rumford Falls failed dramatically. Historically, Franco-Americans have been characterized as conservative and reluctant to join labor unions. This holds true for Rumford, but those in Livermore Falls stood behind the strike effort. Anders Larson explores this stereotype as he analyzes the strike experience in the two communities.
Larson, Anders. "Franco-Americans and the International Paper Company Strike of 1910." Maine History 33, 1 (1993): 40-60. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol33/iss1/4