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Quebec and Ontario Paper Company. Paperworkers strike of 1990 records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: XIX-50

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single folder of clippings and other materials related to the strike in August, 1990, by locals of the Canadian Paperworkers Union against the paper mills in Thorod and Baie Comeau owned by the Quebec and Ontario Paper Company (itself owned in turn by the Tribune Company). Because the mills were important consumers of used paper, the strike had a significant effect on Canadian recycling programs.

The folder also contains, as found, a few clippings related to the New York Daily news

Dates

  • 1990

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Biographical / Historical

The strike began on August 14, 1990 when members of the Canadian Paperworkers Union rejected the company's latest offer. Wages were claimed not to be at issue; the union objected to the company's elimination of two holiday shutdowns, and a plan to move workers among different jobs at the mills. Workers from additional unions went on strike the next day. Workers at the Baie Comeau plant returned to work on August 27.

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of a single folder of clippings and other materials related to the strike in August, 1990, by locals of the Canadian Paperworkers Union against the paper mills in Thorod and Baie Comeau owned by the Quebec and Ontario Paper Company (itself owned in turn by the Tribune Company). Because the mills were important consumers of used paper, the strike had a significant effect on Canadian recycling programs.

Arrangement

The clippings are arranged in chronological order

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago Tribune Company, and Nexstar Media Group on January 10, 2020, accession #SPEC-2020-1.

Processing Information

This information was found in the same cartons as the materials in series XII-21, but was made into a separate collection because of its differing subject matter.
Title
Guide to the Quebec and Ontario Paper Company. Paperworkers strike of 1990 records
Author
Gary L. Strawn
Date
2021-09-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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