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America’s Child Labor Toll: Wisconsin Boy Killed In Sawmill; GOP Wants More Kids On The Job
“A Wisconsin sawmill has agreed to pay about $191,000 and submit to multiple sanctions after a sixteen-year-old boy was killed on the job this past summer,” reports AP. A Department of Labor investigation “found that three children ages fifteen to sixteen were hurt at the sawmill between November 2021 and March 2023. The sawmill also employed nine children between the ages of fourteen and seventeen to illegally run machines such as saws.” Meanwhile: “The Wisconsin GOP is proposing making it easier for kids to work. Under their proposal ‘Children ages fourteen and fifteen would no longer need a work permit or parental permission to get a job.'”
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