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This is a video from my new show, Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.

In this video, I discuss new analysis by nonprofit news outfit Public Source that shows Pennsylvania having the fourth most hotels with labor law violations of all the United States. I show where in the state the most labor law violations at hotels have happened, give specifics on the kinds of labor law violations at hotels that have happened (including child labor), and offer a bit of my own commentary about what it means for our society.

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Stay tuned throughout this week for three more PA Headlines, including:

State Marriage Equality Ban Challenged in Court by ACLU, Dem PA AG Won't Defend; First LGBT Marriage Licenses in PA History Issued

Bill Gray, US Congressman from PA Who Broke Down Racial Barriers in Washington, DC throughout the 1970's, Dies at 71

Voter ID Turnout Suppression Tactics on Trial (Again)

As well as The Breakdown, which this week will feature the second half of my exclusive interview with Sue Lyons, author of the resolution calling for a moratorium on fracking recently formally adopted as the official position of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party about fracking and her resolution.

All that plus Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!

Originally posted to ProgressivePatriotPA on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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    Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Fighting Bob La Follette

    by ProgressivePatriotPA on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:46:30 PM PDT

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