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State child labor laws under attack

States turning back clock on child laborA century ago, the National Consumers League helped write and enact the first child labor laws in states across the country. Today, advocates are dismayed at efforts in two states to roll back protections for working youth.

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Young farmworker shares lessons on hard life in fields

Read Samantha's storyMeet Samantha Guillen, a child farmworker since age 6, who is helping advocates fight for increased protections for our youngest child laborers in the fields.

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Take action to protect migrant farmworker children

Take action on March 31 to protect young farmworkersNational phone-in day for protecting child farmworkers is March 31, 2010, Cesar Chavez Day. Advocates are calling on consumers to help protect migrant farmworker children by calling on their Representative to support the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (H.R. 3564).

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