Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

September 26, 1917 Mob of 150 farmers kidnap four suspected I.W.W. organizers in Stuttgart jail on vagrancy charges, administer a severe whipping, and apply hot tar and feathers, for attempting to organize farm laborers and encouraging a strike for better wages.

September 26, 1966 Members of Local No. 4, United Glass and Ceramic Workers cross picket lines of Local No. 7, Window Glass Cutters League of America at Harding Glass Co. plant at Ft. Smith.

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