Sen. Franken praises Labor Department for withdrawing new child labor rules

Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (9 fans)


At www.rawstory.com

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for withdrawing proposed rules dealing with children who work on farms. 'I'm relieved that the Department of Labor decided to shelve these regulations,' Franken said. 'I've heard from a lot of Minnesotans about this proposal -- and I've worked to make sure that we protect our proud tradition of family farming. For generations, Minnesota's kids have grown up on farms, learning the trade and the values that are so important to our state. And on the farms I've toured in Minnesota, I've always seen how seriously everyone already takes safety. While they may have been well-intentioned, these rules would have had a negative impact on our state's ag community, and I want to thank the Department of Labor for hearing our concerns.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.rawstory.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments