Occupy Unity 4 Change

Occupy Unity 4 Change.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/149579485.html

When political rhetoric trumps child safety

The Obama administration made a terrible mistake last week by dropping proposed rules designed to protect young children under age 16 hired as farmhands. Caving to public pressure from Big Agriculture and Republican lawmakers puts kids’ lives on the line.

Even for adults, farming remains one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations. A tragedy near Center City, Minn., over the weekend serves as a sobering reminder. Cole Gustafson, 56, an agricultural economist at North Dakota State University, died Saturday after a tractor accident on his parents’ farm. Tractor accidents are the leading cause of farm fatalities.

The Labor Department was on the right track last year when it proposed 15 new rules to keep young hired farm laborers safe. Many of the suggested safety measures were practical, such as seat belts for tractors and rollover bars on farm vehicles in which children often are hurt.

 

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Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI; is Board Chair/President of the “Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition” and President/CEO - Board Chairman of three other non-profit organizations, the “United Social Networks – Rescue and Restore Coalition”, “AhEeCOSH” the“Adult Entertainment Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health” and the “Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition”. Currently, Richard is finishing his Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice at Marygrove College while completing the (IIRP) International Institute of Restorative Practices – Training of Trainers Certification Program. Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI Pastor - Int'l Chairman/Secretary (MIRRC) Board Chair/President (AhEeCOSH) Investigative Reporter Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Chapter Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs (SUDD) Downriver Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition Southgate MI - Tenth Precinct Delegate Marygrove College - MA Student Social Justice Program - 10th Cohort 734-771-7251 Fax: 734-281-4087
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