Title

Lengthy, detailed article recounting the 1987 strike by Local 14 at Internationa

Authors

Sara Donnelly

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-28-2007

Pages

1, 16-19

Abstract

Lengthy, detailed article recounting the 1987 strike by Local 14 at International Paper's (IP) Jay mill, known as the Andro mill. In June 1987, 1,250 union members walked out of the mill in protest of IP's contract offer. After 17 months of picketing, rallies and national press attention, Local 14 called off the strike, accepting all of IP's demands. The strike bitterly divided the town and families, and had lasting effects on labor movement tactics across the country. With comments by Roland Samson, a fourth-generation millworker who went on strike; Bill Harlow, current Jay town selectman and former striker; Ray Pineau, former striker who now supports union workers as a state representative; Peter Kellman, former Jay strategist who continues to work for unions; and Ed Gorham, president of the Maine AFL-CIO. With a timeline of the Jay strike.

Subjects

International Paper Company, International Paper Company Jay, Strikes

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