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Number of Interviews: 5
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1974
Time period covered: twentieth century
Principal interviewers: Charles O’Leary, Kevin Madigan
Finding Aides: brief indexes
Access Restrictions: none

Description: This is a series of five interviews conducted in the spring and summer of 1994 , one by Charles O’Leary and four by Kevin Madigan. Focus of the interviews include labor unions, right to work laws, strikes, featherbedding, union negotiations, State Labor Council, labor-management relations, carpenters, boot and shoe workers, women in industry, and relations between the international and the locals of individual unions.

976 O’Leary, Charles. Spring 1974. Maine: Augusta. 4 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Gov. Reed about Ben Dorsky, right-to-work laws, labor appointments. T976

977 Madigan, Kevin. June 1974. Maine: Brewer. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with John MacDonald, business agent for PPF Local 321, about the union and experiences since joining, changes in labor management relations from 1960’s to 1974. T977

978 Madigan, Kevin. Summer 1974. Maine: Waterville. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Hollis A. Ward about offices held in the union, strikes, and union organization. T978

980 Madigan, Kevin. Summer 1974. Maine: Brewer. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Ken Wormell about union activities, strikes, walkouts, relations between carpenters and other building trades, State Labor Council, featherbedding, negotiating. T980

981 Madigan, Kevin. Summer 1974. Maine: Skowhegan. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with John Ezhaya about union activities, organizing, benefits, labor management relations, Boot and Shoe workers, women in the industry, relationship between the International and the locals. T981


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