Monday, September 17, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

September 17, 2005 U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright required Big Impressions LLC to pay $8,500 damages for fraudulent and unauthorized use of the Graphic Communications International Union label on printing and prohibits any future use of the logo without written consent.

September 17, 1999 ACORN and the Central Arkansas Labor Council estimate the local "living" wage at $28,741.59 for a family of four. A minimum wage job pays $ 10,300 a year, while an $ 8-an-hour job pays $ 16,000 a year.

September 17, 1991 Morrilton Plastics Products defaulted on a state-backed loan, forcing Arkansas taxpayers to cough up about $270,000 to cover the debt from 1990 loan guaranteed by the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and made to help the company break a United Auto Workers strike.

September 17, 1953 Local Machinists Union calls strike and pickets Goff-McNair Motor Co., Green Chevrolet Co., and Lyle Bryan Motor Co. in Fayetteville for new contract.

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