Dirty Work: The Creeping Rollback of Child-Labor Laws – Via Time

June 9, 2011

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Time had a nice look at recent efforts to roll back child labor laws by some Republican led legislatures around the country.  Most notably, here in Missouri, where Senator Jane Cunningham made it her top priority.

Senator Jane Cunningham

“We’re not doing students any favor by telling them, ‘You cannot work.'” – Jane Cunningham

I find it odd that Republicans seem to believe that they were elected to create jobs for fourteen year old, school kids, and not for the rest of us.  When Republicans promised a “laser like” focus on jobs, during the 2010 elections, this is surly what they meant.

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