‘Extortion’: Why Did the Labor Department ‘Drop the Hammer’ on Oregon Farmers?

Becket Adams The Blaze 8/31/2012

Oregon farmers and state officials are furious with the U.S. Labor Department after federal authorities in July put a hold on thousands of dollars worth of blueberries, citing “widespread” record-keeping and minimum wage violations, Eric Mortenson reports for The Oregonian.

“[T]he department invoked a “hot goods” provision of labor law […]