What is working in America and what is not, will be our topic for the year.
Our first discussion will center on some of our most vulnerable members of our society, our kids. Since 1941 when the Fair Standard Act was enacted, child labor laws have protected our youth by limiting the amount of time, and the kinds of work they can do. Now there are shocking instances of abuse and attempts to rewrite the laws regarding what is acceptable for children to do in the workplace.
Please read the following articles from the New York Times:
The Absurd Republican Argument for Rolling Back Child Labor Laws, August 9, 2023, Opinion Piece by Jessica Grose
Alone and Exploited, Migrant children work brutal jobs across the U.S.
Death of 16 year old at Mississippi Poultry Plant
As migrant children were put to work, U.S ignored warnings
Labor Department denounces surge in exploited Migrant children
If you wish to participate but don’t have access to New York Times, please contact Annette, email@example.com
Coordinated by Annette Carnow
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