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					Child Labor Coalition




   ALICIA HOLSEY
     JULI DOSS
                  Overview

 The Child Labor Problem


 Child Labor Characteristics


 Fair Labor Standards Act


 The Child Labor Coalition


 What We Can Do to Help
     The Child Labor Problem

 The International Labor Organization (ILO)
  defines child labor as work that damages
  the health of a child, prevents school
  attendance or could block future growth
  and development
 The ILO estimates that
  at least 73 million
  children from 10-14
  years old are employed
  worldwide
          The Child Labor Problem

 Child labor can be found in a variety of
 industries
     Vast majority in agriculture, where
      they can be exposed to dangerous
      chemicals and equipment
     Others are street children, peddling
      or running errands to earn a living
     Some children are domestic workers,
      prostitutes, or factory workers
 These children have no chance of a real
  childhood or education
 Mainly a problem of developing countries
     Job Characteristics and Why

 Characteristics
   Poor treatment
   Underpayment
   Prolonged working hours
   Poor working environments



 Why?
   Reduces production costs
   Maximizes profits
         Child Labor in the United States

 Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)
   Sets the minimum age for employment at 14

   Limits the number of hours worked by minors under the age of
    16
   Prohibits the employment of a minor in work declared

    hazardous
CHILD LABOR COALITION




     www.stopchildlabor.org
        What Is CLC?

   THE CHILD LABOR COALITION (CLC),
ESTABLISHED IN 1989, IS A GROUP OF MORE
 THAN 30 ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE COMMON
   GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE CLC’S MISSION:

 TO CONTINUE TO CAMPAIGN FOR AN END TO
CHILD LABOR WORLDWIDE AND TO PROMOTE
   THE HEALTH, SAFETY, EDUCATION, AND
 WELL-BEING OF WORKING MINORS BOTH IN
     THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD
  CLC’S PRIMARY CONCERNS



      Protecting Working Minors
   Ending Child Labor Exploitation
Developing Public Education to Combat
          Child Labor Abuses
                 Why does CLC exist?

 Serves as a national network for the exchange of
  information about Child Labor
 Educates the public to bring about understanding
  to the nature of Child Labor Exploitation
 Gets the government’s attention
     Act in a timely manner
     Ratify and enforce the International Labor Organization
      and United Nations Conventions that affect child labor
                CLC-Sponsored Campaigns

                            Getting the Public Involved
2000- RUGMARK: Restoring Childhood (2000 Consumer Campaign)
 Develop a list of retailers in your city or community (store name and complete
  address) who sell handmade carpets. Handmade carpets are often called hand-
  knotted, hand-loomed, or hand-tufted. You could find retailers in the yellow
  pages of your telephone book -- usually under the heading "carpets.”
 Mail the RUGMARK pre-printed postcard to all the stores on your list.
2002- World Cup Fans: Who's Making Those Soccer Balls?
 Concerned soccer fans could download a flyer that was distributed at a World
  Cup Match and sign and send a postcard to the Federation of International
  Football Association (FIFA), calling for immediate action in the fight against
  child labor.
Ongoing- “Stop Sweatshops Campaign”
 The coalition advises others, along with Co-op America, to get involved by
  demanding sweatshop free products where you shop, looking for the union
  label on the clothing you buy, and purchasing Fair Trade products, which
  is an economic system that ensures healthy working conditions, self-
  determination, and fair wages for workers.
           What We Can Do to Help

                        Raise Awareness
 We need to raise awareness of the child labor issue across
  campus and get students involved
 On World Day Against Child Labor (June 12, 2007), the
  Clayton State cheerleaders will do a routine on campus
  promoting the end of child labor
 During the routine, they will wear T-shirts that say “got kids?”
  on the front and www.stopchildlabor.org on the back
 We can also pass out Child Labor Coalition fliers to the
  students with information about child labor, ways to ensure
  they buy child-labor-free items, and how to get involved
         What We Can Do to Help

                      Raise Money
 This events gives us an opportunity to raise money!
 By selling the “got kids?” T-shirts, we can raise
  money and spread the word about child labor
 We can sell hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, etc.
 All profits will be donated to CLC in Clayton State
  University’s name
        +         got kids?   +




= Child Labor Awareness and Donation to CLC
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