Want ad for female truck drivers, Brewer, ca. 1943Item 75139 info
Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine
While the pulp and paper industry was male dominated, women worked alongside men at Eastern.
The women who were part of the union enjoyed similar benefits to the men and were given equal opportunities to move up in their careers.
The women who worked in the office and were not part of the union, however, were kept in lower-paying positions.
Either way the mill provided jobs for many of the people, both men and women, in Brewer and this job came with certain benefits.