Labor

School’s Out for Summer: But for Many Migrant Kids, the Hard Work Is Just Beginning

By Grace Stevens, age 12

You have to be at least 16 to get a job in the United States… right? It turns out that in the past five years, there has been a 70% increase in the number of children illegally employed by companies, according to the Department of Labor, and at least 10 states have introduced or passed laws rolling back child labor protections in the past two years.

World Cup Workers’ Rights in Brazil

From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The rush to be ready for international crowds has placed construction workers under stress and sometimes put them in unsafe situations.