August 9, 2012

Parents defend putting children to work on farms

The Labor Department failed to pass an initiative that would require paid farm workers to be 16 to use power equipment, such as tractors. They would have to be 18 to work at grain elevators, silos and feedlots. The rules would not have applied to children working at farms owned by their parents, but they would have limited the paid jobs youngsters could do on their neighbors’ and relatives’ farms. The agency dropped its proposal […]
May 14, 2012

Gingrich’s daughter suspected of violating child labor law

Jackie Gingrich Cushman is the daughter of Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich has made public speeches at news conferences where his said that his daughter worked part time at a minimum wage janitorial job when she was 13, where she scrubbed bathrooms two days a week. Jackie supported that fact that he job helped her to learn the value of work.  This called into question whether his daughter’s job was in violation of child labor law. […]
April 6, 2011

N.F.L. Claims Unfair Labor Practice

The N.F.L. has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the players union. The N.F.L. claims that the union has failed to bargain in good faith as it plans to decertify. The union sought approval from players to decertify and if it does, it puts itself out of business as a negotiating body for players. The filing by the N.F.L. was a procedural move intended to prevent decertification. The N.F.L. claims that the union is […]
January 3, 2011

Ex-Dean of St. John’s University Charged with Using Student as Servants

In the fall of 2010, a former administrator at St. John’s University named Cecilia Chang, 57 years old, has been accused of embezzling about $1 million from the Queens college campus as well as forcing students to clean, cook and act as her personal servants to keep their scholarships.  As the dean of the Institute of Asian Studies, Ms. Chang had the authority to grant 15 scholarships a year.  Most of the recipients were from […]
December 8, 2010

13-Year-Olds in Trouble for Selling Cupcakes

A Chappaqua, New York politician in a New York suburb called the police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods for $1 each in a Chappaqua park without a permit. The police were called after discovering the sale was not for charity. The kids were scared by the police call. The kids hoped they would make enough money to open a restaurant, making $120 on their first day. However the police […]