Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

November 14, 1966. Arkansas Supreme Court holds University of Arkansas cannot be sued for violation of state labor law on behalf of 68 women workers at University Food Service who were required to work in excess of 8 hours/day without overtime pay. In August 1965 Bill Laney, as Commissioner of Labor of the State of Arkansas, had filed the suit against the UA Board of Trustees for violation of the wage and hour laws enacted to protect workers, but the University argued that it was immune from lawsuits in state courts.

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