Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Union to picket City Hall in Forrest City

Posted By on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 6:14 AM

I'm shy of details — and the vigorous Forrest City Times Herald  requires on-line subscriptions for its ongoing coverage of the issue — but the formation of a public employees union local in city government in Forrest City has led to a labor dispute.

The AFSCME local was formed last year. On July 1, the workers proposed a grievance procedure to the City Council. It failed on a 4-4 vote, according to my source. The workers see Alderman Roger Breeding as a leader of opposition to adoption of the procedure.

A spokesman for AFSCME had originally sent a message saying the group today would picket a furniture store where Breeding is a manager, but a message today said the informational picket would be at City Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I note a summary of a recent news article in the Times-Herald reports a 9.1 percent unemployment rate in St. Francis County.

Tags: ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Most Shared

  • The Quapaw return to Arkansas

    Casino try a good bet.
  • Jean Gordon to receive Truth Teller award

    Jean Gordon, who's worked a half-century in just about every social justice and peace movement you can name, will receive the Arkansas Community Institute's 2014 Community Truth Teller Award at a program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the library's Darragh Center
  • The French Hill 'tis better to receive-than-give open line

    An open line that features new Congressman French HIll's antipathy in the Catholic newspaper to Obamacare as a "giveaway" to drug companies and hospitals. A Catholic nurse points out that children and other people in need are the real beneficiaries of this giveaway, along with Catholic hospitals.
  • Fan happiness over Hogs' win over LSU costs UA $25,000 UPDATED

    The University of Arkansas will be fined $25,000 by the SEC because Hog fans stormed the football field after Saturday's victory over LSU snapped a long SEC losing streak. It was a second offense by the UA of the conference's "access to competition area" policy.
  • GOP's new Obamacare attack

    It was inevitable. The long crusade against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has pivoted from a battle against socialism to a populist war against big business: The program known as Obamacare is now supposed to be merely a feed trough for the captains of industry, not a government program to force health care on the undeserving poor.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation