Indiana Republican who employs hundreds of teens wants to roll back child labor laws
The ski resort he runs employs as many as 400 minors, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Agricultural Workers Face Constant, Horrific Human Rights Violations, a New UN Report Shows
Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
The Glitter in Your Makeup Could Come From Child Labor
Your highlighter palette might make your cheekbones pop, but kids as young as six are mining the raw mineral that provides its sparkly effect.
India's New Child Labor Law Doesn't Actually Ban Child Labor
Though the Indian government has technically made labor for children under the age of 14 illegal, adolescents are still allowed to work for their family members—in potentially harsh and unregulated conditions.
Meeting Syria's 'Lost Generation': These Refugee Children Must Abandon School to Survive
Up to 100,000 Syrian children living in the Jordanian capital Amman are not in school, many forced to work because they are the only ones who can get jobs and support their families.
Your Smartphone Is Probably Powered by Child Labor at Mines in Africa
Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Candy Makers Are Desperate to Reverse a Potential "Chocopalypse"
It’s a lot to think about, and you’re probably not going to do so next time you unwrap a candy bar. But half a world away, a farmer is urging his plants to grow more and bigger cocoa pods for an industry that produces one of the most loved food...
A Chat with Nestle's Former COO About Cocoa and Child Labor
Jose Lopez helped transform the company from an organization censured for human rights violations to one with an enviable reputation for sustainability and social responsibility.
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Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives
In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
$7.50 for a Day’s Work (Extra Scene from 'The Fruits of Cheap Labor')
In this extra scene, a 52-year-old farm worker receives her daily wage for picking strawberries in northern Mexico. Her salary is $7.50 — plus a marshmallow.
Leaving Their Kids Locked Up (Excerpt from ‘The Fruits of Cheap Labor’)
In this excerpt, VICE News visits a slum serving as an illegal hotel, where day laborers leave their children unattended as they head out to find work in the farmlands of Sinaloa.
Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables
Day laborers in Mexico endure long hours in brutal working conditions harvesting crops that end up on the shelves of US supermarkets.