Child Labor News

Here you can find news articles from the US and around the world concerning Child Labor.

From Slave to Student, Narayan is One in a Million – Care2.com

February 28, 2011


Care2.com (blog)

From Slave to Student, Narayan is One in a Million
Care2.com (blog)
Narayan was rescued from the factory by the nonprofit organization GoodWeave, which works to eradicate exploitative child labor from South Asia’s rug industry and provide educational opportunities for these young children. “Because of GoodWeave, now I


How IKEA’s Founder, Ingvar Kamprad’s Generous Purpose Defines the Authentic … – Forbes


How IKEA’s Founder, Ingvar Kamprad’s Generous Purpose Defines the Authentic
Forbes (blog)
In 1995, the world first heard of the murder of twelve-year-old child labor activist Iqbal Masih. The tale that was then revealed horrified the world. At the age of four, Iqbal had been sold into bonded labor to a local carpet weaver for the sum of six

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Target Refuses Customers’ Demands for Child Labor-Free Gold – Change.org

February 25, 2011


Change.org (blog)

Target Refuses Customers’ Demands for Child Labor-Free Gold
Change.org (blog)
For months, thousands of Change.org members have been asking Target to sell gold jewelry made without child labor or forced labor. Finally, a Target representative responded — with two sentences of copy-and-paste PR


Ranney: Repealing child labor laws in Missouri has benefits for GOP – News-Leader.com

February 23, 2011

Ranney: Repealing child labor laws in Missouri has benefits for GOP
News-Leader.com
11:00 pm At last the Missouri Republican General Assembly has come up with a great idea — repeal the child labor laws. This proposal not only allows the Republican Party to finally fly its true colors in all their gory (Oops, that should have been

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Firestone Halts Child Labor – Liberian Daily Observer

February 18, 2011


Change.org (blog)

Firestone Halts Child Labor
Liberian Daily Observer
The United States Government, through its Embassy in Monrovia, has presented the Iqbal Masih Award to Firestone Agricultural Workers’ Union of Liberia (FAWUL) for combating child labor at the Firestone Rubber Plantations in Liberia.
Victory! Firestone Workers In Liberia Reduce Child LaborChange.org (blog)

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Missouri Lawmaker Wants Weaker Child Labor Laws – OzarksFirst.com

February 17, 2011


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Missouri Lawmaker Wants Weaker Child Labor Laws
OzarksFirst.com
(Jefferson City, MO) — Labor groups, bloggers and even writers for “The Tonight Show” have all heaped criticism and mockery on her bill, but Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-St. Louis, said her proposed changes to the state’s child labor laws have been
Sen. Cunningham responds to critics of bill to weaken child labor lawsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri Senate Considers Changing Child Labor LawsKOMU-TV

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Apple audit report exposes child labour and other abuses – Wireless Federation



CNET

Apple audit report exposes child labour and other abuses
Wireless Federation
In total, Apple’s audits of 127 facilities during 2010 revealed 37 violations of its core supplier contracts: 18 facilities where workers had paid excessive recruitment fees, which is generally considered to be involuntary labor; ten facilities where
Apple report reveals grim truths behind gadgetsCNET
Apple’s Report on Conditions in Factories in ChinaConnected Internet
Apple admits China factory workers poisonedABC Online

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Tell Kay and Jared Diamonds: No Forced or Child Labor for My Valentine – Change.org (blog)

February 11, 2011


Change.org (blog)

Tell Kay and Jared Diamonds: No Forced or Child Labor for My Valentine
Change.org (blog)
The 2010 US Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor cited seven countries where these labor abuses continue to occur in
Valentine’s Day Provides Little Love for Socially Conscious ConsumersSouthern Maryland Online
This Valentine’s Day, don’t contribute to slave laborUConn Daily Campus

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