Tuesday, February 5, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

February 5, 1904. Birthdate of John Handcox at Brinkley, and became the voice of the sharecropper through his poems and songs for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union.

February 5, 2003. Assistant U.S. Attorney John MacCoon said Tyson conspiracy "trial is about corporate greed" in hiring illegal aliens because plant managers couldn't hire legal production workers at the company's low wages.

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