Mississippi Code Title 71. Labor and Industry § 71-1-49. Restrictions on service within a labor organization

(1) No person who is an alien, or who is or has been a member of the Communist Party, or who has been convicted of or served any part of a prison term resulting from his conviction of robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, violation of narcotics laws, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, or conspiracy to commit any such crimes, shall serve:

(a) as an officer, director, trustee, member of any executive board or similar governing body, business agent, manager, organizer, or other employee (other than as an employee performing exclusively clerical or custodial duties) of any labor organization, or as a manager, or any person occupying a bargaining position with industry, or

(b) as a labor relations consultant either of a labor organization or of an employer or both, or as an officer, director, agent, or employee (other than as an employee performing exclusively clerical or custodial duties) of any group or association of employers dealing with any labor organization, during or for five years after the termination of his membership in the Communist Party, or for five years after such conviction, or after the end of such imprisonment.  No labor organization, group or association of employers, or officer thereof shall knowingly permit any person to assume or hold any office or paid position in violation of this section.

(2) Any person who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

(3) For the purposes of this section, any person shall be deemed to have been “convicted” and under the disability of “conviction” from the date of the judgment of the trial court or the date of the final sustaining of such judgment on appeal, whichever is the later event, regardless of whether such conviction occurred before or after July 1, 1960.


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