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Workmen's Compensation Reform Bill (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-28

Duration: 00:10:48

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


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Thompson, Mike Interviewee
  • Koch, Johnny Interviewee
  • Flory, Gordon Interviewee
  • Schiff, Leslie Interviewee


This segment from the May 28, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the workmen’s compensation reform bill sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). The bill aims to cut down on court settlements by creating a state division of workmen’s compensation to settle claims, while also restructuring the formula used to compute long-term benefits. Both the Louisiana AFL-CIO and the Louisiana Association of Trial Lawyers oppose the bill. Host: Beth George