Loggers worry about future of $21 billion industry in Tennessee
from Memphis Business Journal
Tennessee loggers support a federal bill that would allow teenagers to work in the industry. As WPLN Nashville Public Radio supports, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 bars anyone younger than 18 from working with logging equipment. U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho has proposed letting teenagers start logging at 16, saying the current law denies children of loggers "the opportunity to work and learn the family trade until they reach adulthood."
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