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Workmen's Compensation Reform Bill Passes Senate (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-09

Duration: 00:11:16

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 | STEIMEL, ED


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker
  • Nelson, Sydney Speaker
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • Nunez, Samuel Speaker
  • Sevario, Joseph Speaker
  • Braden, Henry Speaker
  • Decuir, Oswald Speaker
  • Dykes, Bill Speaker
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Flory, Gordon Interviewee


This segment from the July 9, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the lengthy Senate floor debate on the amendments made to the workmen’s compensation reform bill. The bill was passed with amendments that will allow workers more opportunities to sue for compensation. The original bill, which was sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and opposed by the Louisiana AFL-CIO, aimed to cut down on court settlements by creating a state division of workmen’s compensation to settle claims. This report includes an interview with LABI president Ed Steimel stating that he will ask Governor Dave Treen to veto the bill in its present form. Host: Beth George