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A collection featuring two sets of interviews. The first was conducted from 1969-1973 under the auspices of the Maine State Federated Labor Council. Topics range widely over the spectrum of organized labor issues in Maine, but seem to deal primarily with unions, union organizing, and elections. Interviewees include top ranking union officials as well as lobstermen, longshoremen, bricklayers, quarry workers, textile and paper millworkers, sulfite workers, iron workers, shipbuilders, railroad workers, typesetters, building trade workers, electricians, garment workers, and shoe makers. Also represented are union organizers, labor historians, and publishers of labor periodicals such as "Labor News." The second set interviews were conducted in the spring and summer of 1974 and focused on labor unions, right to work laws, strikes, featherbedding, union negotiations, State Labor Council, labor-management Labor Relations in Maine relations, carpenters, boot and shoe workers, women in industry, and relations between the international and the locals of individual unions.

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Social Movements and Services, Business and Industry, Labor Movement, Labor Unions


Folklore | Oral History

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54 items

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MF038 Labor Relations in Maine