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Sunday, May 05, 2024

A Department of Labor investigation found children as young as 14 years old were using "razor-sharp deboning knives" on the job in a historically significant wage violation probe.



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,,, The DOL's Wage and House Division probe into A1 Meat Solutions, JRC Culinary Group, Moon Poultry and five other businesses said employers denied packers and workers overtime wages and said payroll records were falsified in an effort to obstruct investigators in their work. Supervisors at the plants are accused of retaliating against workers once the Labor Department investigation began in January, and are accused of calling workers derogatory terms. The Labor Department also accused employers of changing employment terms on employees as a form of retaliation. ...

The Labor Department said the employers used "oppressive child labor at the facility, which permanently renders produced goods as contraband -- forbidden from entering commerce." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-05 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Poultry Workers Get Paltry Sum

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-05 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-06 01:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Nobody at any of these places had any clue they were doing something illegal amiright? Puh-lease. Ownership deserves massive fines. This just goes to reinforce the fact the backers of the GOP don't really want anything done to slow migration at the border. Or maybe Trump's slowdown created this scenario where they had to rely on children of the migrants...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-05-06 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nobody at any of these places had any clue they were doing something illegal amiright? Puh-lease. Ownership deserves massive fines.

No. They need jail time. Serious jail time.

Until that happens, it's just a cost of doing business.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-06 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why isn't every single employee vetted for age, eligibility and citizenship. We have the means but we have worthless corrupt politicians that do not want it to happen. WHY NOT? E-VERIFY?

#6 | Posted by Robson at 2024-05-06 07:40 PM | Reply

I worked on a farm at 12 yrs old, using sharp knives to pick gourds so the outrage of the age seems manufactured. Not paying them appropriately is a whole other issue of course.

#7 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2024-05-08 09:42 AM | Reply

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