Yay… more bad news from the land of the free.

  • Sumocat
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    702 months ago

    “The wording is ‘We’re here to harm children.’ Give me a break," he said. "These are young adults.” — Matt Gaetz had a similar argument.

    • @pdxfed
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      392 months ago

      Young adults indeed. Let them vote then.

      • @arin
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        12 months ago

        LMFAO 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • @Smoogs
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    642 months ago

    First-term state Rep. Roger Wilder, R-Denham Springs, who sponsored the child labor measure and owns Smoothie King franchises across the Deep South, said he filed the bill in part because children want to work without having to take lunch breaks.

    “The sheep want to jump in my mouth” Mr. Wolf claimed.

    “The wording is ‘We’re here to harm children.’ Give me a break," he said. "These are young adults.”

    Ohhhh. Just harming young adults. Totally Clean conscience there

      • Colonel Panic
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        112 months ago

        “Give me a break” is probably what all the workers are saying.

        Who the hell wants to work through lunch and not get a break? Who the hell thinks that’s more productive or better in any way?

        No! We want to work more for less benefits!!! Let’s just skip nourishment and a brief rest, that won’t backfire at all. /s

        • @[email protected]
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          42 months ago

          The only reason I can see being, if they aren’t paid for the half hour, they might want to cut it and go home a half hour early.

          • Colonel Panic
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            52 months ago

            Right? And what would end up happening is losing the break, but still having to work til the same end time. Ugh.

    • @[email protected]
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      562 months ago

      If you are under 18 then you are considered a “child” in labor terms. Different states have different laws about people under 18 and work eligibility. In Illinois, I was able to get a job at 15 with a work permit that my school had to sign and very strict rules about what I can and cannot do. They were allowed to pay me less than minimum wage as long as they followed those rules. I don’t think it’s wrong to let teens get jobs and start learning how the working world works and also make a bit of money for whatever they might use it on. But um… Maybe they deserve a lunch break?

    • @Illuminostro
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      2 months ago

      Profit, you damned pinko bleeding heart commie!

      /s

  • @Fedizen
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    412 months ago

    What the fuck is wrong with republicans?

      • Maeve
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        72 months ago

        It takes almost no time to say everything is wrong with these people, and the American business model, health care model, pay model, uhhh, the American everything model is not only wrong, but deliberately cruel and evil, besides.

  • @[email protected]
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    362 months ago

    These guys just… wake up and think to themselves “what is the most comically evil cartoon villain thing I can do to hurt others today?”. Surreal.

  • @grue
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    352 months ago

    So anyway, I just want to check and see if anyone else noticed what’s going on here: to the extent that the comments are about specific policy (as opposed to generalized outrage at how cartoonishly evil the Republicans are), they’re about the “cutting lunch breaks for child workers” part.

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if that part was added mostly as a distraction to make it easier to push the unemployment benefit and workers comp cuts through (e.g. by offering to ditch the lunch breaks part while keeping the other stuff and pretending it’s some kind of fair compromise, when what really should’ve happened is binning all of it).

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      First-term state Rep. Roger Wilder, R-Denham Springs, who sponsored the child labor measure and owns Smoothie King franchises across the Deep South, said he filed the bill in part because children want to work without having to take lunch breaks.

      It’s just some greedy asshole who wants those 14 year olds to work a little harder and a little cheaper. Breaks cost money.

      Next time read the article.

    • @[email protected]
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      92 months ago

      That’d at least be something. But republicans in my state actually are cartoonishly evil and that part is staying in so one senator can justify abusing some kids.

  • @Smoogs
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    322 months ago

    Ok Republican Party needs to be removed from everywhere. This is beyond.

    • @bazus1
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      92 months ago

      I’ve known about the Orphan Crushing Machine for a while, but it takes news stories like this to make one take a step back and realize that there are people actively maintaining and upgrading the Orphan Crushing Machine. jfc. Who wakes up and says, “crushed orphans are vital to my business plans,” with no sense of irony?

  • @[email protected]
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    272 months ago

    I shall introduce a law allowing gruel in the workhouse to be replaced with watered down sawdust.

    • @PurpleTentacle
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      92 months ago

      That’ll never pass … without some moderate lobbying effort.

      • @Viking_Hippie
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        42 months ago

        In Louisiana, not even THAT is likely necessary. As far as I’m informed, everything outside of New Orleans is almost as awful as their neighbors to the East Mississippi AKA Worst of the United States 207 years running.

  • Maple Engineer
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    242 months ago

    Canada Labour Code

    169.1 (1) Every employee is entitled to and shall be granted an unpaid break of at least 30 minutes during every period of five consecutive hours of work. If the employer requires the employee to be at their disposal during the break period, the employee must be paid for the break.

    • @[email protected]
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      102 months ago

      Meal breaks and rest periods

      You must have a meal break of 60 minutes after 5 hours’ work. A written agreement may lower this to 30 minutes and do away with the meal break if you work less than 6 hours a day. You must have a daily rest period of 12 continuous hours and a weekly rest period of 36 continuous hours. Unless otherwise agreed, this must include Sundays.

      Sick Leave

      You can take up to 6 weeks’ paid sick leave during a 36-month cycle.

      During the first 6 months of starting at a company, you can take 1 day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days you’ve worked. An employer may want a medical certificate before paying you when you’re sick for more than 2 days at a time or more than twice in 8 weeks.

      This is in South Africa… The US is fucked up and sets a bad example and precedent for the rest of the world. Corporate right wing America unfortunately seems to be a mind virus that’s spreading…

    • @psud
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      Australian rules are similar. I believe we are required to take a break of at least half an hour after every five hours of work. 1 hour is the standard lunch entitlement

      We also have an unwritten right to two 15 minute paid breaks for morning and afternoon tea which will slowly disappear as fewer and fewer people use it

  • @A_Random_Idiot
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    2 months ago

    Finally, an example of conservatives tackling the hard issues important to everyday Americans! /s

  • @bazus1
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    232 months ago

    The cruelty is the point.