Saturday, October 20, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

October 20, 1971. Responding to news report that President Nixon was considering nomination of Little Rock lawyer Herschel Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, Arkansas AFL-CIO President Bill Becker calls Friday "an influence peddling manipulator of public bonds and utility rates" and a ready spokesman for "aristocrats and the privileged."

October 20, 1919. Arkansas Supreme Court rejects argument of Southern Anthracite Coal Mining Co., operating a coal mine near Russellville, that employees assumed all risk for permanent injuries while working in smoke-filled mine.

No comments: