Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

April 9, 1948. Six faculty members in Department of Psychology and Philosophy resign from UA over poor pay and general dissatisfaction with the institution.

April 9, 1921. Governor Thomas McRae refuses request by union officials to conduct inquiry or otherwise intervene after Citizens Committee at Harrison forces railroad strike leaders to flee the state.

April 9, 1951. Arkansas Supreme Court holds that United Brick and Clay Workers Local 602 pickets against Acme Brick in Malvern is not an illegal secondary boycott against MoPac.

April 9, 2000. Wal-Mart "Associate" Woodrow Swaim breaks bone in foot while pulling loaded pallet. Wal-Mart refuses tp pay his Workers Compensation claim. Court of Appeals eventually rules for Swaim's estate in 2005.

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