• ISBN: 0945257961
  • Copyright 1998
  • 108 pp.
  • Price: $9.95

Pain on Their Faces

Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike - Jay, Maine, 1987-1988 -- By the Jay-Livermore Falls Working Class History Project


Pain on Their Faces is a moving account of an epic struggle by workers and their community against a powerful corporation - a strike by 1,250 workers against the International Paper Company in Jay, Maine, in 1987-88. Over 40 testimonies by strikers and their supporters explain in their own words the significance of this struggle for themselves, their families, their community, and future generations.

What People are Saying...

This book is an 'Untold Story', a grand epic of heroes fighting oppression.....sometimes imprisoned, sometimes just smashed with defamation.... But more heroes appear, a continuing river of heroic lives.

Carolyn Chute, author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine

This Book...demonstrates that the cause of unionism still has the power to inspire workers to sacrifice and to create a sense of fellowship and solidarity among those involved in a common struggle.

Jack Geman, author of The Betrayal of Local 14 and Professor of Law the the University of Texas