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New child farm labor regulations dead — thanks to Sarah Palin’s expertise?

By Claire Thompson Last week, everyone's favorite pundit spoke out against updates in farm regulations that might have kept the youngest farmworkers from the most dangerous work. And it looks like it worked.
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This Day in Labor History: March 1, 1936

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (12 hours ago)

On March 1, 1936, Boulder Dam (both prior and later known as Hoover Dam) was turned over to the federal government for operation. Examining the labor of its construction is a useful window into conditions of work during the early ye... Read Post

Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (9 months ago)

Human Rights Watch just released a powerful new report on the abuse of child labor on American tobacco farms. Children as young as the age of 7 are working on these farms, which are structured by individual farmers selling tobacco t... Read Post

Sarah Palin: Child Labor Laws For Farms Will Make America Fail

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (3 years ago)

Her Facebook post is “If I Wanted America to Fail, I’d Ban Kids From Farm Work.” As Stephen D. Foster, Jr. notes at Addicting Info: Her post is in response to US Department of Labor’s plan to update the Fair Labor Standards Act to i... Read Post

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