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Call your local representative, listed below, and tell them to vote against these three bills! Action is happening fast, so don’t delay — make the call today!
Senate Bill 601 is meant to repeal the Arkansas prevailing wage law. This is a crucial law establishes a minimum wage for laborers and mechanics employed on public works projects, which assures fair bidding among contractors, fair wages for skilled craftsmen, and quality construction for the public.
House Bill 1953 seeks to change the rules for workers compensation, so that the insurance carrier — and not the injured worker — will get paid first from a third-party settlement. You get hurt — they get compensated first!
House Bill 1586 will remove lifetime compensation for an employee’s permanent disability or death — including his/her dependents — and instead cap payments at 450 months (less than 9 years).
Governor’s Office: 501-682-2345
House Phone Line: 501-682-6211