Topic of the Week
Leaving Your Job
Blog of the Week
Opening the Door to a More Democratic UAW
In December the leadership of the United Auto Workers reached a settlement with the Justice Department that opens the door to election of top union officers by referendum vote of the membership. That might well end more than 70 years of one-party control and help democratize a union once known for animated internal debate and competitive leadership contests.
Thought for the Week
"I have been very strongly advocating that poverty must not be used as an excuse to continue child labor and exploitation of children. Child labor perpetuates poverty. Child labor creates poverty. If the children are deprived from education, then they are bound to remain poor for the whole of their life. So it's a triangular relationship between child labor, poverty and illiteracy."
–Kailash Satyarthi | 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
List of the Week
from Compassion International
THE PRICE OF CHILD LABOR
- 152 million children worldwide are victims of child labor; 88 million are boys and 64 million are girls.
- Girls may be more present in less visible and therefore under-reported forms of child labor such as domestic service in private households, and girls are much more likely than boys to shoulder responsibility for household chores, a form of work not considered in child labor estimates
- Almost half of child labor victims (73 million) work in hazardous child labor; more than one-quarter of all hazardous child labor is done by children less than 12 years old (19 million).
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