Saturday, January 19, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

January 19, 2006. U.S. 8th Circuit Court reinstates case against Wal-Mart for excluding union members from employee benefit plans and ignoring NLRB order to rescind the clause and post notices to employees.

January 19, 1953. Arkansas Supreme Court holds that union members striking against Dixie Cup in Fort Smith had an obligation to obey injunction even an if it was an erroneous decree by Sebastian Chancery JudgeC. M. Wofford, who jailed the union's international representative Charles Stewart for criminal contempt and fined local president Allen Jones and six other members.

January 19, 1923. Citizens Committee at Heber Springs flogged young boy and ordered him to leave town for expressing sympathy for striking railroad union.

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