Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

April 23, 1936. LaFollette Senate Subcommittee exposes F. A. Roszel, secretary of local union at Hartford, as paid labor spy and undercover operative for Corporations Auxiliaries Company of Atlanta.

April 23, 1936. Robert B. Watts, general counsel for National Labor Relations Board, testified before U S Senate subcommittee that he had been forced out of Arkansas when he tried to hold a hearing on labor practices.

April 23, 1985. United States Supreme Court ruled that employees of the Alamo Christian Foundation are covered by federal labor laws, even if they are "volunteers" and don't want to be paid wages for working.

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