2019 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 3 - Labor Relations and Practices
Subchapter 4 - Labor Disputes
§ 11-3-401. Prevention of Lawful Employment Prohibited

Universal Citation: AR Code § 11-3-401 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) It shall be unlawful for any person by the use or threat of the use of force or violence to prevent or attempt to prevent any person from engaging in any lawful vocation within this state.

    • (2) Any person guilty of violating this subsection shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by confinement in the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor more than two (2) years.

  • (b)

    • (1) It shall be unlawful for any person acting in concert with one (1) or more other persons to assemble at or near any place where a labor dispute exists and by force or violence prevent or attempt to prevent any person from engaging in any lawful vocation.

    • (2) It shall also be unlawful for any person acting either by himself or herself or as a member of any group or organization or acting in concert with one (1) or more other persons to promote, encourage, or aid any such unlawful assemblage.

    • (3) Any person guilty of violating this subsection shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by confinement in the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor more than two (2) years.

  • (c) The term “labor dispute” as used in this section shall include any controversy between an employer and two (2) or more employees concerning the terms or conditions of employment or concerning the association or representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing, or seeking to arrange terms or conditions of employment.

  • (d) The provisions of this section shall be cumulative of all other existing criminal laws of this state upon the same subject, and in the event of a conflict between existing articles and the provisions of this section, then and in that event, the provisions, offenses, and punishments set forth herein shall prevail over the existing articles.

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