Saturday, September 22, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

September 22, 1917 Sebastian County Grand Jury indicts Mayor J.H. Wright for failing to interfere with picket line and disperse boisterous striking telephone operators and sympathizers from the area around the telephone company building.

September 22, 1998 U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) votes against legislation to raise the federal minimum wage above $5.15 an hour.

September 22, 1917 Accident at Central Coal & Coke Co. Mine No. 6, Sebastian County, crushed head and mangled James Patterson, 17, who died from those injuries in April 1918. Central Coal and Coke denied negligence and any responsibility, said the boy assumed risk when he entered the mine.

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