LD 1346 suggests several significant changes to Maine’s child labor law, most notably a180-day period during which workers under age 20 would earn $5.25 an hour.
The state’s current minimum wage is $7.50 an hour.
Rep. David Burns, R-Whiting, is sponsoring the bill, which also wouldeliminate the maximum number of hours a minor over 16 can work during school days.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Republicans reignite the reason for unions. The War On Child Labor Laws: Maine Republicans Want Longer Hours, Lower Pay For Kids
Of course they do. You know, children have nimbler fingers than adults and can more easy operate small and delicate machinery -- plus, you don't have to pay them as much.
Oh, and really, what do they need school for when they could be working...
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