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Hot Topics in Worker Rights

DOL releases list of child, forced labor-tainted goods

In September 2009, United States Department of Labor issued a long-awaited report identifying more than 100 goods produced by child or forced labor in more than 50 countries around the world. Advocates applauded the release, seeing it as a tool for consumers who want to purchase products that are free from forced and child labor.

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Child Labor Coalition celebrating 20 years of advocacy

Child labor coalition logoThe Child Labor Coalition, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary advocating on behalf of young workers in the United States and abroad, is going strong. But it's been an uphill battle. Read about the history of the coalition, from its founding in 1989, to its current focus areas, including child labor in agriculture and education for all.

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Caring for our youngest workers

Child labor advocates are building momentum for the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE), legislation that aims to protect the sons and daughters of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

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