National Consumers League

Worker's Rights

In the earliest days of workplace advocacy, NCL played a role in establishing the 8-hour workday and the minimum wage. Today’s workplace poses many new safety and fairness challenges across all sectors, and NCL continues to fight to protect and improve Workers’ Rights.


World Day Against Child Labor event stresses dangers for child workers in tobacco

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The Child Labor Coalition, Human Rights Watch, International Labor Rights Forum, and NC Field recently joined together at a congressional briefing to share their perspectives on putting a stop to child labor in the dangerous tobacco industry in the United States and abroad, in honor of World Day Against Child Labor. Norma Flores-Lopez, the governance and collaboration and development manager of East Coast Migrant Head Start, the chair of Domestic Issues Committee of the Child Labor Coalition, and a former child laborer herself, was the moderator for the event. Four panelists were featured at the event to express their desire to combat exploitative child labor in the tobacco industry. 

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Teens: avoid this year's most dangerous summer work

92_help_wanted.jpgIt's that time of year again: teens are starting their summer jobs. Having a job can be an important part of youth development, but the worst work - the ones on this year's Five Most Dangerous Teen Jobs - should be avoided! Jobs for teens are an important part of growing up and becoming an adult, providing both needed income and teaching valuable work skills. According to research, teen jobs increase future earnings and also decrease the likelihood the working teen will drop out of school.

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Outrage! End child labor in American tobacco fields

They are far too young to legally purchase cigarettes, yet children as young as 7 are being permitted to work in American tobacco fields and to be exposed to acute nicotine poisoning. Momentum is building to ban child labor from U.S. tobacco fields, as news is spreading of this American disgrace. Learn what is being done about this and how you can get involved.

 

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