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MF 127 Labor Relations Project

Number of accessions: 5
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1974
Time period covered: 20th century
Principal interviewers: Kevin Madigan, Charles O’Leary
Finding aides: brief indexes
Access restrictions: none
Description: This is a series of interviews conducted in the spring and summer of 1974 , 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.

 

0976 Gov. John Reed, interviewed by Charles O’Leary, spring 1974, Augusta, Maine. 4 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ cat. Gov. Reed talks about Ben Dorsky; right-to-work laws; labor appointments. Text: catalog. Recording: T 0976 1/4 hour.

0977 John MacDonald, interviewed by Kevin Madigan, June 1974, Brewer, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. MacDonald, business agent for PPF Local 321, talks about the union and experiences since joining, changes in labor/management relations from 1960s to 1974. Text: catalog. Recording: T 0977 1 hour.

0978 Hollis A. Ward, interviewed by Kevin Madigan, summer 1974, Waterville, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Ward talks about offices held in the union; strikes; and union organization. Text: catalog. Recording: T 0978 1 hour.

0980 Ken Wormell, interviewed by Kevin Madigan, summer 1974, Brewer, Maine. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Wormell talks about union activities; strikes; walkouts; relations between carpenters and other building trades; State Labor Council; featherbedding; negotiating. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 0980 1 hour.

0981 John Ezhaya, interviewed by Kevin Madigan, summer 1974, Skowhegan, Maine. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Ezhaya talks about union activities; organizing; benefits; labor management relations; Boot and Shoe workers; women in the industry; relationship between the International and the locals. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 0981 1 hour.


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