Monday, September 3, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

September 3, 1948, Progressive Party Presidential Nominee Henry A. Wallace gives campaign speech at the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers of America (CIO) union hall in North Little Rock after being denied use of Robinson Auditorium, which prohibited meetings with racially integrated audiences, and prevented by Secretary of State C.G. Hall from speaking on the steps of the state capitol with Daisy Bates.

September 3, 1986, State Labor Director Dewey Stiles announced that Reynolds Metals Company and the United Steelworkers Union have agreed to negotiate on reopening of Reynolds plants at Jones Mills and Arkadelphia.

September 3, 1999, U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board ordered Beverly Enterprises to let federal officials review its records for compliance with affirmative action and equal employment laws at Ft Smith office.

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