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The end of profit sharing at Eastern, Brewer, 2006

The end of profit sharing at Eastern, Brewer, 2006

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Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

In the 1970s, after the mill reopened, the company instituted a profit-sharing program to bring the union back in.

This program allowed workers to feel like they had a bigger stake in the success of the mill. Unfortunately for later employees, the profit-sharing program was canceled soon after Joe Torras purchased the mill.

This change greatly upset the employees. Mike Woodbury describes his disappointment with this policy.




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