NBC’S DATELINE SUNDAY “AMERICA NOW” FEATURES CHILD LABOR IN AGRICULTURE IN THE US

On NBC’s Dateline Sunday a one-hour documentary was aired on July 18, 2010 that highlights the plight of migrant families with working children in the United States. The documentary compared the lives of children covered in their Dateline NBC story on migrant child laborers in 1998 to those working in the fields today. The documentary, “Children of the Harvest“, shows that little has changed in the last 12 years and that much of the problem lies with the lack of protections under child labor laws in the US and weak enforcement. It clearly shows that the life of migrant workers and their children continues to be very difficult and that the children continue to be the invisible workers in much of American agriculture. Source – http://endchildlabor.org/?p=947

FCAHT Orlando is currently putting together a subcommittee that will deal with the issue of Child labor trafficking and Fair Trade. FCAHT Tampa Bay is working on organizing a similar subcommittee. Our goal in creating this subcommittee is to examine and analyze the problem of Child Labor Trafficking and it’s many factors and then on a local level help support Fair Trade businesses to directly and/or indirectly contribute to the ending of child labor globally.

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