Saturday, February 9, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

February 9, 1989. Judge Perry Whitmore rules that Arkansas courts would not enforce labor union fines against members who crossed picket line and scabbed during a strike by their fellow union workers.

February 9, 2006. Boeing said it appreciated "the professionalism and the outstanding performance by the Boeing employees in Melbourne," then said it will close its Arkansas plant in June, dumping 103 UAW Local 1482 workers under contract through 2007.

February 9, 1948. Investigators go into Sunshine coal mine at Greenwood seeking cause of explosion that killed eight UMWA miners yesterday, believed to be worst coal mine disaster in Arkansas since 10 miners died in an explosion at Bates in 1940.

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