From School Closures to Child Labor

From School Closures to Child Labor

By Hudson Mu, age 14 The pandemic has robbed millions of their jobs, and now with prolonged school closures across the world, many children in impoverished countries have been forced into backbreaking and often illegal work in an effort to make money for their...

An Inside Look at Kids Working on Tobacco Farms

By JACKSON ZAVALA, age 11 Federal labor law allows children working on the farms to work longer hours, at younger ages, and in more hazardous conditions than all other jobs for children, with permission from their parents. PHOTO: Human Rights Watch Virtually every day...

Should Kids Work as Janitors?

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons/Ashamedpolitician Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said that New York City’s public school custodians, who clean and repair schools, should be fired and poor kids should take their jobs to earn money and learn the value of work. He...

Raising the Bar: kids say no cheap labor for chocolate

Much of Hershey’s chocolate is made from cocoa grown in West Africa, an area where many growers use child labor. PHOTO:International Labor Rights Forum By OCTAVIA DAVIS AND LISA GOODMAN AFRICA: Child Labor Behind this Chocolate Students and activists came together on...