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Workmen's Compensation Reform Compromise Bill Killed (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-16

Duration: 00:05:04

Subjects: WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Workers' compensation | REFORM BILLS | Labor | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • Thompson, Mike Speaker


This segment from the July 16, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the frenzied activity on the final night of the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature that led to the death of the compromise version of the workmen’s compensation reform bill. The original bill was sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and opposed by the Louisiana AFL-CIO and the Louisiana Association of Trial Lawyers. Host: Beth George