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Testimony by ILG president Jay Mazur before House Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Employment and Housing, re violations of child labor laws, Mar. 23, 1990; testimony by General Accounting Office (GAO) director of Education and Employment Issues, Human Resources Division, re child labor law violations and sweatshops, March 16, 1990; testimony to U.S. Department of Labor Hearings on Industrial Homework in the Women's Apparel Industry by several individuals who performed industrial homework, March 1989; testimony by ILG exec. v.p. Edgar Romney in support of strengthening child labor laws in New York State, February 7, 1990, with cover letter from vp Susan Cowell summarizing highlights; testimony by ILG vp Barbara Laufman at New York State Department of Labor hearings on child labor laws, July 27, 1988; letter from NYS Commissioner of Labor re proposed changes to New York State child labor laws, with press release re intent to hold hearings, June 1988; letter from ILG vp Susan Cowell to Commissioner re need to retain current prohibition against factory work for 14- and 15-year-olds, December 9, 1988; testimony by Mazur in support of the Child Labor Exploitation Prevention Act of 1987 before the House Ways and Means Committee, August 19, 1988; testimony by AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue before Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the House Committee on Education and Labor re Department of Labor proposals to relax child labor lows, July 28, 1982; legislative history of child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, complied by AFL-CIO, August 2, 1982; AFL-CIO memo/notes on House hearings on child labor laws, Aug. 3, 1982; New York State Department of Labor News press release re fines for child labor law violations, July 23, 1991; GAO publications: "Child Labor: Increases in Detected Child Labor Violations throughout the United States," prepared for Rep. Don Pease, April 1990; "Child Labor: Information on Federal Enforcement Efforts," June 1992; U.S. Dept. of Labor publication: "Child Labor Requirements in Nonagricultural Occupations under the Fair Labor Standards Act," revised July 1978; newspaper clippings

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