Hot Topics in Worker Rights
A century ago, the National Consumers League helped write and enact the first child labor laws in states across the country. Today, advocates are dismayed at efforts in two states to roll back protections for working youth.
Meet Samantha Guillen, a child farmworker since age 6, who is helping advocates fight for increased protections for our youngest child laborers in the fields.
National phone-in day for protecting child farmworkers is March 31, 2010, Cesar Chavez Day. Advocates are calling on consumers to help protect migrant farmworker children by calling on their Representative to support the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (H.R. 3564).