Striking unions blast Baileyville mill for hiring scabs

By Bill Trotter
Bangor Daily News
October 23, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

Joshua Kinney

Union representatives are strongly criticizing management of a Baileyville pulp mill for hiring replacement workers while roughly 80 unionized mill employees are on strike.  The replacement workers at Woodland Pulp are employees of Strom Engineering Corp., which “specializes” in providing short-term, non-union workers to mills involved in labor disputes, according to union representatives.  Workers with two different unions — International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and Service Employees International Union — have been on strikes since Oct. 14, while members of the Millwrights union are expected to join the picket line on Oct. 25, union representatives said Monday.  …The primary sticking point in the contract negotiations in Baileyville is a proposal from the mill to create a new job classification that would have workers do a wider variety of tasks.

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