Wednesday, February 20, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

February 20, 1945. Fort Smith Local of Flat Glass Workers (CIO) sends telegram to state legislators arguing that double primary bills to effectively disenfranchise blacks are "at odds with democratic principles."

February 20, 1950. Arkansas Supreme Court reverses injunction against peaceful picketing of Jefferson Coffee Shop in Texarkana by Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders Union.

February 20, 1963. In rare occurrence, Federal Judge John Miller rules in favor of United Furniture Workers, Local 270, that Fort Smith Couch & Bedding must arbitrate wage disputes under 1962 collective bargaining agreement.

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