Friday, November 30, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

November 30, 1999. AFSCME Local 965 protests 10% hike in health insurance costs and challenges University of Arkansas administrators to try living on worker wages for just two weeks. Challenge is not accepted.

November 30, 2006. Express Forestry Inc. of Leslie and officers, Rick and Sandy Thomas, agree to pay $220,000 to Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project for unpaid wages to Guatemalan guest workers hired to plant trees.

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