Monday, October 1, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

October 1, 2002. U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson and Congressman John Boozman asked President George Bush to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act and break the strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and expedite the delivery of Chinese goods imported by Wal-Mart.

October 1, 2006. Arkansas Minimum Wage is increased to $6.25 per hour. The stingy Republican controlled Congress and White House continued to hold federal minimum wage at $5.15 per hour.

October 1, 1997. The state minimum wage rose from $4.75 to $5.15 per hour.

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