cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14453556

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans to remove constraints on employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers.

The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel advanced the child labor legislation, House Bill 156, along with House Bill 119, which would slash the amount of time for which people can collect unemployment aid. A third bill the committee approved, House Bill 529, would change how workers’ compensation wages are calculated in ways that could reduce benefits received by some injured laborers.

  • @Robsadaisy
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    132 months ago

    Fucking hell. Zero conscience, zero empathy.

    • ji59
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      52 months ago

      Why nobody thinks about the stakeholders?
      We have seen in Africa that children don’t have to have lunch. But stakeholders are the real victims

  • @[email protected]
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    112 months ago

    Every time I start to think that the UK is becoming a world-leader in stupid, immoral decisions by an increasingly corrupt and selfs serving political elite, the US manages to pull something jaw-dropping out of the bag to knock us back into second place. Somehow, we’re both gaining speed in this race to the bottom!

  • @RealFknNito
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    2 months ago

    Red States: if you have a pulse we want to make it harder to justify living here.