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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Zama Coursen-Neff
As many across the heartland applauded the decision, some human-rights activists had harsh words for the Labor Departments withdrawal last week of a proposal for stricter labor standards for youth who work on the nations family farms.
"Instead of protecting child farm workers, the Labor Department will look the other way when children get crushed, suffocated, and poisoned on the job."
"The U.S. Labor Department has caved in to Big Agriculture and their allies in Congress to abandon the most vulnerable working children in America," said Zama Coursen-Neff, the deputy children's rights director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement reacting to the pullback.