In 1989, NCL helped launch the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) to stamp out the worst forms of child labor and to protect teen workers from health and safety hazards. Today, it is co-chaired by NCL and the American Federation of Teachers and is staffed by NCL.
The CLC is a national network for the exchange of information about child labor. It provides a forum and a unified voice on protecting working minors and ending child labor exploitation. The CLC develops informational and educational outreach to the public and private sectors to combat child labor abuses and promote progressive initiatives and legislation.
The Child Labor Coalition believes that no child–regardless of race, sex, nationality, religion, economic status, place of residence, or occupation–should be exploited.
- testifies before state and federal legislatures and agencies on child labor
- presents comments in response to regulatory initiatives
- hosts conferences, forums, briefings, and other public events
- creates and distributes educational and public awareness materials
- initiates research
- conducts campaigns and media events