Sunday, September 30, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

September 30, 1957. Pluss Poultry of Siloam Springs refuses to abide by arbitrators award in favor of Food Handlers Local 425, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, regarding dues check off and job postings.

September 30, 1919. Whites attack and fire upon a meeting of the Progressive Farmers' and Household Union of America in a church at Hoop Spur, leading to the "Elaine Massacre."

September 30, 1971. David Gunderfest of Arkansas Retailers Association testifies before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor for exemptions from raising the federal minimum wage to $2.00

September 30, 1999. U.S. Census Bureau figures released today showed that Arkansas ranks 51st among the states and the District of Columbia in what the average family earns. Arkansas family income was $27,117, making only 71% of national median family income at $38,233

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