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|Arkansas Director of Labor|
|1991 - January 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Governor Bill Clinton|
Before becoming director, Salkeld was secretary-treasurer of Arkansas State Building and Construction Trades, a trade union group. He also served on the executive board of the AFL-CIO, president of Central Arkansas Building and Construction Trades, and held several positions in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 295. Prior to becoming a union executive, Salkeld worked as an electrician. He holds a master's electrician license and completed the IBEW wireman apprenticeship program.
- Master's electrician license
Arkansas Director of Labor (1991-2013)
Salkeld was first appointed in 1991 by then Governor Bill Clinton. He retired on January 18, 2013, stating, “It has been such a pleasure to serve the citizens of this state, and I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. When I was appointed to this position, I never dreamed I’d still be here 21 years, 4 months and 17 days later, but who’s counting?”
- Arkansas Department of Labor, "Home," accessed May 22, 2012
- Official bio of James L. Salkeld, received from Arkansas Department of Labor on June 22, 2011 following e-mail request.
- Times Record, "Arkansas Labor Director James Salkeld To Retire," January 8, 2013
|Arkansas Director of Labor
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