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Labor News And Notes Round-Up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country... Why don't Republicans want to help the more than 100 children a year who die while working on farms A judge has halted the new National Labor Relations Board

New Law Makes American Agriculture Safe For Child Labor

Sigh.Via Atrios, Claire McCaskill continues to show signs that she was dropped on her head as a child and just won't rest until everyone else gets dropped on their heads, too: Great news,our work to stop dumb rule on children working on farms

Former Child Janitor To Gingrich: Your Jobs Plan Offended Me

A man who spent part of his childhood working as a janitor told Newt Gingrich on Wednesday that he was offended by the Republican presidential candidate's plan to put kids to work. During an event at Georgetown University, Hector Cendejas called

Confessions Of A Child Janitor

My first job was cleaning the group home I lived in. True story. I participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program part of the Job Training Partnership Act passed during Reagan’s first term. It was a War on Poverty federal program considered

GOP Debate Audience Cheers Child Labor

The audience at Saturday night's Republican presidential debate gave their loud seal of approval to the idea of removing restrictions on child labor. For over a week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) has been suggesting that poor children

Gingrich: 5-Year-Olds Working Is An 'Education In Life'

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that it was good life experience for children as young as five or six to have a job. For more than a week, the candidate has been talking about the virtues of child labor, calling