Who pays the price for out-of-control corporate greed and Republicans ready to sacrifice childrens' safety for political donations?
Death of 16-Year-Old at Mississippi Poultry Plant Prompts Federal Investigation. The death of an underage worker at a chicken plant in Hattiesburg, Miss., has put a spotlight on the rising number of child labor violations across the country. - NY Times
Child labor protections are the latest Republican target. Arkansas is leading the charge against laws that protect kids — despite revelations of dangerous child labor nationwide. - VOX
Third Teen Worker Killed In Industrial Accident As States Try To Loosen Child Labor Laws - HuffPost
The conservative campaign to rewrite child labor laws. The Foundation for Government Accountability, a Florida-based think tank and lobbying group, drafted state legislation to strip child workplace protections. - WaPo
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Death of 16-Year-Old at Mississippi Poultry Plant Prompts Federal Investigation
The death of an underage worker at a chicken plant in Hattiesburg, Miss., has put a spotlight on the rising number of child labor violations across the country. Mar-Jac plant called the death a “tragedy” and acknowledged that the boy “should not have been hired,” but claimed that it had been unaware of Duvan’s age. This was not the first workplace incident at the Mar-Jac Poultry plant in Hattiesburg, said Lorena Quiroz, director of the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity . In 2020, she said, a 33-year-old employee died after sustaining a serious injury in the plant’s battery charging room." - NY Times
Republicans roll back work safety regulations
The push to roll back child labor protections isn’t just limited to Arkansas, and it follows a decades-long Republican effort to roll back labor protections of all kinds, including by enacting right-to-work legislation and eroding the political power of labor unions.
Stories of kids dropping out of school, collapsing from exhaustion, and even losing limbs to machinery are what one expects to find in a Charles Dickens or Upton Sinclair novel, but not an account of everyday life in 2023, not in the United States of America,” Rep. Hillary Scholten (D-MI) told the House of Representatives." - Vox
Corporate greed is lethal
Dark money group behind GOP laws to weaken child labor laws
"The Foundation for Government Accountability, a Florida-based think tank and lobbying group, drafted state legislation to strip child workplace protections... The FGA for years has worked systematically to shape policy at the state level, fighting to advance conservative causes such as restricting access to anti-poverty programs and blocking Medicaid expansion ." - WaPo
TakeAway: Stop the corporate greed that's killing children in workplace accidents by cutting work safety laws. Report violations to OSHA and remember to vote for Democrats.
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