Thursday, August 7, 2008

Good News for the Underdogs!

photo caption: Menorah adorns site of alleged labor and legal atrocities: Agriprocessors.

Bad news for Agriprocessors:
Iowa state labor officials are turning over 57 cases of "egregious" child labor violations to IA Attorney General with the recommendation that they are prosecuted to "the fullest extent of the law."
Each of the 57 cases has multiple child labor violations in each case. Further investigation results may unturn additional cases, they say.

You can bet on IA attorney general Tom Miller, folks. Personal connection: Mr. B.E. taught him. B.E. was notorious for being a tough/fair prof with very high standards (who taught ethics), and he will publically praise Miller at any opportunity. That is rare, indeed.

So do what you do when you get good news. We haven't won yet, but things are indeed looking up. Nice follow-up to yesterday's hopeful reflection from H. Zinn.


Randal Graves said...

Let's hope at least some of these jokers end up behind bars with some extremely stiff fines.

Missy said...

What randal said.

Border Explorer said...

Yeah, I sure wish we could also do something to repair the lives they chewed up in their grinders, but it's too late for that.

eProf2 said...

It's a small world after all, eh? The Attorney General was a student of Mr. BE. Well, let's hope Mr. BE taught him well.

Border Explorer said...

Oops, in this case I guess I should've said Dr. B.E.! No disrespect to you academic types meant. ;-)