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Video: It's Time to End Child Labor in US Agriculture

5/6/2010 1:56:08 PM

Tags: Jeff Severns Guntzel, politics, child labor, agriculture, labor law, Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has launched a campaign to end child labor in US agriculture. "Children can legally work on any farm at age 12, with their parents’ permission, and it's not uncommon to see children as young as 7 and 8 in the fields," according to a new Human Rights Watch report, Fields of Peril. "During peak harvest season, the children work up to 14-hour days, and earn far less than minimum wage. There is no minimum age for children working on a small farm with parental permission."

The organization has produced a short video on the issue. Pass it around!



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