Margaret Sefton
11 hours ago

Interpretation about what kids may be thinking at the signing of Sarah Huckabee Sanders's signing of the bill to throw off 100 years of child labor protection. It's hard to know what kids are thinking in public situations unless they are allowed to speak---maybe they just want to go to a drive-thru for a burger---but I do think kids often understand more than adults think they do. #ChildLaborLaws #Arkansas #SarahHuckabeeSanders #ChildLabor

brad m
1 day ago

3️⃣The kids in America have to work

#Childlabor laws are under attack in states across the country

Horrifying -> Alone and Exploited, Migrant #Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.
Reminder: If it’s done to the most vulnerable, then it can be done to anyone and everyone

Much needed satire-> We must protect the #children by ... rolling back #childlabor laws

2 days ago

NOTE: My intended audience here is my fellow whites.
"The rest of the time, they worked on the school grounds or on assignments in neighboring towns."

The United States always had genocidal forced labour camps.


The unconscionable push to bring back #childlabor
Rather than offering #wages attractive to adults, #employers want lawmakers to push #teens into some of the most dangerous #jobs in the country.

2 days ago

#Twitter owner #hypocrite #tyrant #liar #sociopath #fascist #racist #Elon not so
"free speech" #Musk needs free #gullible workers #developers #programmers.
Read his hypocrite #blablabla from Elon;

Our “algorithm” is overly complex & not fully understood internally. People will discover many silly things , but we’ll patch issues as soon as they’re found!
We’re developing a simplified approach to serve more compelling tweets, but it’s still a work in progress. That’ll also be "open source".
What he really means is volunteer work,
He hopes to earn your trust. Really????
Consider this;
Have you considered that you probably fired the people who understood it internally Elon "not so smart" Musk!?

#RIPtwitter #TwitterMigration #Congo #Tesla #slaves #cobalt #mining #childlabor #dictators #Neuralink #Followfriday #animalcruelty all to do with #psycho Elon Musk.

3 days ago

Today in Labor History March 18, 1871: The Paris Commune began on this date. It started with resistance to occupying German troops and the power of the bourgeoisie. They governed from a feminist and anarcho-communist perspective, abolishing rent and child labor, and giving workers the right to take over workplaces abandoned by the owners. The revolutionaries took over control of Paris and held on to it for two months, until it was brutally suppressed. During Semaine Sanglante, the nationalist forces slaughtered 15,000-20,000 Communards. Hundreds more were tried and executed or deported.

#WorkingClass #LaborHistory #ParisCommune #anarchism #communism #execution #massacre #feminism #ChildLabor #Revolutionary

A barricade thrown up by Communard National Guard on 18 March 1871. By, Public Domain,

"Ten of the kids employed by that slaughterhouse cleaning company were working in Arkansas. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new Republican governor there and mother of three kids ages 7, 9, and 10, reacted to that jump in child labor law violations -- only not in the same way that those with a soul reacted."

#ChildLabor #children #Arkansas #SarahHuckabeeSanders

"They also sanitized the electric knives, fat skinners, and 190-pound saws that the slaughterhouse workers use to split open cow carcasses. Some of the kids got chemical burns and blistered skin. Because they worked overnight, they were so sleep-deprived that they fell asleep during classes at school.

In fact, a lot of the cases were uncovered because school nurses and teachers noticed burns, open wounds, and exhaustion among their students and reported it."

#ChildLabor #children

"The Labor Department ended up fining the company $1.5 million. Whoop-de-doo.

The kids at the meatpacking plant in Grand Island, Neb., worked the overnight, or graveyard, shift. According to The Washington Post, their job was to scrub blood and beef fat from the slippery floor where the animals were killed. They used high-pressure hoses, scalding water, and industrial foams and acids."

#ChildLabor #children

Teresa Hanafin writes,

"Remember that Nebraska meatpacking plant where a cleaning service was using underage migrant kids to work? Turns out the company, Packers Sanitation Services, was employing kids as young as 13 in slaughterhouses around the country. The feds found 102 children in eight states."

#ChildLabor #children

3 days ago

“It almost feels like exploiting your children has become a career choice,” she said. “If you have a baby now, you have a new career opportunity.”

#ChildLabor #SocialMedia

Photo of a mother and her son with a smartphone in a stand before them, ostensibly recording their interaction.

The unconscionable push to bring back #childlabor
Rather than offering #wages attractive to adults, #employers want lawmakers to push teens into some of the most dangerous #jobs in the country.

This we can absolutely be certain of:

It will not be the children of the Republican legislators passing these laws to weaken public education and deprive children from economically struggling and minority backgrounds of sound educations who will be placed at risk by these laws.

And it will not be the children of the Republican legislators passing these laws who will be working on the kill floors and on construction sites.

#schools #ChildLabor #Republicans

These are interrelated activities. Public education on the whole serves children from less affluent or privileged backigrounds. It serves many children from minority communities and immigrant backgrounds.

Undermining public education quite specifically targets those children — who happen to be the very same children Republican legislatures envisage taking jobs in slaughter houses and on construction sites.

#schools #ChildLabor

In Republican-controlled states now, we see multiple actions that are interconnected:

The state taking control of public schools in Democratic-voting cities; a move to 4-day school weeks; publicly funded vouchers for parents sending children to private (usually church-run) schools; AND a move to relax laws prohibiting child labor.

#schools #ChildLabor

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
5 days ago

@Tengrain @juddlegum Surprise: you’re extrapolating (or repeating what you’ve heard) that #AynRand advocated #ChildLabor from the back story of a single #AtlasShrugged minor character who owns a coal company and started working at the age of twelve.

Was that first job in a coal mine? Rand only wrote elsewhere in the book that he “started in life as a miner.”

I began my career with temp IT work but before that had menial teenage summer jobs. Was I a child laborer?

5 days ago

Why does the American right keep trying to get children to work, get married, have children themselves? Genuinely, what's up with those weirdos?
#childLabor #childMarriage

#Arkansas Joins States Looking To Loosen #ChildLabor Laws — Too young to vote doesn't have to mean too young to work in a meat slaughtering plant!

These people really do want to take us back to the 19th century, in every respect. Read the whole thread from @juddlegum
#fascism #ChildLabor

Dr Bob
6 days ago

From the ‘Family Values' party:

Ok for children to work without parental permission
Not OK to see a doctor to even discuss LGBTQ issues
(even the parents can get charged with 'child abuse' for that!)

#sarahsanders #GOP #republicans #childlabor #youthhiringact2023 #arkansas #parentalrights #LGBTQ #trans @juddlegum #koch

6 days ago

Parents Face Jail When Their Children Work Illegally, But Not The Bosses

#news #politics #thevalleylaborreport #childlabor #labor

6 days ago
Delia Christina
1 week ago

Like I've said, America loves to hang onto its old, dead, & problematic things.

"An estimated 300,000 to 500,000 minors work in the US agriculture industry annually, with 48% of all young worker fatalities between 2001 to 2015 occurring in the agriculture industry."


14- and 15-year-olds working on kill floors, cleaning sharp implements used to butcher animals, working in freezers and meat coolers, on construction sites: what's not to like? A dystopian nightmare brought to us proudly by white Christian nationalists like Sarah Huckabee Sanders….

(But not HER children. Or the Tysons' children. Or the Waltons' children. Or the Kochs' children.)

#ChildLabor #WorkerExploitation #WhiteChristianNationalism #Arkansas #SarahHuckabeeSanders

Joel M. Hoffman, PhD
1 week ago

Is it okay that this 15-year-old girl spends her days carrying water instead of attending school? What if she doesn't mind? Is happiness even the question here? #HumanStories

@sociology #India #wealth #poverty #childlabor #happiness #culture

A photo of a girl carrying two buckets across a highway, waiting for a big truck to pass
KrissyKat 🏳️‍⚧️
1 week ago


It is starting to make sense.

It's why the Republicans are dehumanizing so many groups to wear down people's empathy.

It's what the Germans did in the dark days of the 1930s-1940s.

We must warn the people who aren't paying attention because they will suffer just as much as groups who are targeted now.

#gop #fascism #slavery #dehumanization #childlabor

"9 year-olds can now be hired to work without parental ok."

That now implies children can legally work as sex workers without their parents knowing.
They're not allowed to read a book, or interact with people of color or LGBTQ people, but they can do any kind of work at age 9,
Wow that's nice.

#ChildLabor #ChildPornography #RightToWork #Republican

I guarantee these three future frat party rapists won't be doing any of that labor #huckabee #arkansas #childLabor

Republicans signing a bill that allows businesses to profit from child-labor while three pre-teen white boys in suits look on smugly
1 week ago

#Arkansas Governor. Sanders signs a law that makes it easier to employ children

Arkansas Governor #SarahHuckabeeSanders signed a law this week rolling back requirements that the state verify the ages of workers under 16 and provide them with work certificates permitting them to work.

Effectively, the new law signed by the Republican governor applies to those who are 14 and 15 years old because in most cases Arkansas businesses can't employ those under 14.


Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address on Feb. 7 in Little Rock, Ark. Sanders signed a law this week making it easier to employ kids under 16.
Al Drago/Pool/Getty Images
1 week ago

Picture of children going to work a 12 hour night shift.

USA. 1908.

#maga #arkansas #childlabor #Christians #uspolitics

So, will employers in the future be like, "So, we noticed there's a gap in your resume" and people will be like "what do you mean, I've been continuously employed since I was 16" and employers will be like "Yeah, but what about from 9-15?" #ChildLabor

1 week ago

Kids showing up for the night shift at the new Arkansas Amazon Fulfillment Center. Colorized, 2023 #ARpx #arkansas #childlabor

1903 photo of children showing up to a warehouse for a night shift. Colorized and with Amazon logo added to warehouse

Lucian K. Truscott asks,

"Do you think Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ children are working on the floor of a Tyson Foods chicken plant? Do you think the children of even a single state legislator in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, or Nebraska is working in a slaughterhouse, even to clean it?

Civilized societies don’t do this kind of stuff."

#ChildLabor #SarahHuckabeeSanders #Arkansas #workers

Democracy Spot
1 week ago

🔥 #ClayJones' panel today.

▶️ Maybe Boebert's grand-babymama can get a slot on #TeenMomOG to help pay the bills. And build her brand.

Everything Clay Jones @

#LaurenBoebert #birthcontrol #teenMoms #condoms #childlabor #colorado #arkansas #politics #pregnant

a two panel color editorial cartoon by Clay Jones:

Panel 1:  a boy wearing a Boebert t-shirt listens to his Mom (Lauren B with a gun strapped to her leg) say:

"Don't worry about knocking up your 16 year-old girlfriend and making me a grandmas at 36 Tyler...It's good for the rural teen birth-rate...besides...

Panel 2: The boy now wearing an "I hate condoms" tee stands smiling with Mom as Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds up the baby, a bloody hacksaw in it's wee hand and pacifier in-mouth. Lauren Boebert continues...

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders has already found the baby a job in an Arkansas slaughterhouse..."
Old White Dude
1 week ago

@charles_perkins Agreed. Young people working part time isn't all that bad. The bad element is the ease with which child labor can be exploited by the #greed what drives its extensive use.

I believe that, if you have a business model which relies on exploiting anyone, you have a bad business model.
#childlabor #business #exploitation

1 week ago

This is devastating. And important to talk about. I wish journalists here would also investigate the stories of working migrant children. Every two years or so, there's a short piece about how many unaccompanied minor refugees vanished from German shelters, and that some were found later with relatives in other European countries, but that's it. It never gets the attention it shoukd have.

(This is a gifted link, no paywall.)

#ChildLabor #Exploitation #Migration

I had a discussion with a person today who made the following claims:

- #California #MinimumWage was implemented to prevent business from practicing #ChildLabor.

- In the early 1900s, #CompulsoryEducation was implemented in CA as a place to send children instead of work.

In good faith, I’ve researched these claims & found no correlation. Where could this person be getting this information? It’s the first I’ve ever heard this argument.

This individual works in #education administration, btw.

Arena Cops 🇺🇦✌
1 week ago

@Miriamm Today's "Republican" thoughts & prayers:

Children, who are working regular jobs can't be shot at school.

#ChildLabor #SlaveLabor #HumanRights #ChildrensRights #Humanity #Freedom #BanTheGOP #DefraudingAmerica

DPRK Official News
1 week ago

Rural American province finds Juche principle by pure evolutionary luck.

#childlabor #news

1 week ago

"Child labor now has to be added to this list of resurgent horrors. 'Migrant children, who have been coming into the United States without their parents in record numbers, are ending up in some of the most punishing jobs in the country,' writes journalist Hannah Dreier, in an in-depth investigation published by The New York Times last month."

#ChildLabor #immigrants #authoritarianism #antivaxxers


"The health achievements of the past century are threatened by a malfunctioning global health system that is becoming more vulnerable to pandemics. The rollback of social democracy that began with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher has led to levels of income inequality surpassing the era of robber barons like John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie more than a century ago."

#ChildLabor #immigrants #authoritarianism #antivaxxers #Reagan #Thatcher


"Instead of Francis Fukuyama’s promised 'end of history' leading to an expanding global system of liberal democracy, we’re living through a revival of authoritarianism and Great Power imperial conflict. Thanks to anti-vaxxers, the United States and other countries are experiencing a return of measles, mumps, whooping cough and chicken pox."

#ChildLabor #immigrants #authoritarianism #antivaxxers


There's so much to be ashamed of re: my country right now, but Jeet Heer is correct: this is just about the most shameful thing on the list:

"The disorienting fact about the 21st century is that, even as the calendar moves forward, actual social and political reality is in a state of regression. Evils that were once thought long-vanquished are returning with a vengeance."



1 week ago

I fixed your headline, Wall Street Journal:

States Loosening Child-Labor Laws So Employers Can Pay Lower Wages

#ChildLabor #jobs #LaborLaw m#UnionBusting

Democracy Matters :verified:
1 week ago
Democracy Matters :verified:
1 week ago

The Labor Department’s top attorney is concerned about efforts to weaken child labor laws. There are plenty of such bills to worry about. #GOP #ChildLabor

Republicans in several states try to make child labor great again

2 weeks ago

Rolling back the progress of the last century, Arkansas
#arpx #arkansas #failedstate #childlabor

Vayl Larkin (they/them)
2 weeks ago

Child labor, huh? When my cousins were early tweens, they worked alongside my aunt in asparagus harvesting each season, to have enough money to live. They were NOT the youngest children there. The one difference? They were white. Migrant children are Already being used as free/cheap labor and we need enforcement, not to empower their abusers.

#childlabor #shsanders #migrants #farmworkers

2 weeks ago

"When we think about kids working who are 14, we think about who this might protect, it's not the 14-year-old who's working at the ice cream parlor in your hometown, whose parents have given them permission to work. We're worried about the children who are at risk of being exploited and who are being exploited today," Laura Kellams, the northwest Arkansas director of the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a group that advocates for children's rights in the state, said earlier this month during a committee hearing on the bill.

“Just because there’s a shortage of workers doesn’t mean you can turn your back on almost 100 years of child labor law and start hiring kids, especially for dangerous jobs, which is what we’re seeing happen increasingly in the country," said Reid Maki, director of child labor advocacy at the National Consumers League. "That doesn’t make any sense.”

Other states are also considering legislation to unravel child labor protections. One bill advancing in the Iowa legislature would allow 14-year-olds to perform some work in freezers and meat coolers and would allow children under 16 to work up to six hours a day while school is in session. It would also exempt businesses from civil liability if a student in a work-based study program is sickened, injured or killed because of the company’s negligence. The Minnesota bill would let 16- and 17-year-olds work construction jobs.

#Arkansas #childlabor #childlabour #politics #democrats #Republican #regression #news

2 weeks ago

Sanders' signing of the bill comes after a major US food sanitation company that operated facilities in eight states, including Arkansas, recently paid a $1.5 million civil penalty for employing minors in hazardous conditions.

Last month, the Labor Department announced it had found more than 3,800 children working at U.S. companies in violation of federal law. More than 100 children, some as young as 13, were working hazardous overnight jobs cleaning slaughterhouses for Packers Sanitation Services Inc., one of the country's largest food sanitation companies, the Labor Department said. Some of them used "caustic chemicals to clean razor-sharp saws," the department said. Ten of the violations occurred in Arkansas.

Since 2018, there has been a 69 percent increase in the number of children employed illegally by companies, the Labor Department said.

Critics of the new Arkansas measure argue it would eliminate protections at a time when children are increasingly being exploited by companies

#Arkansas #childlabor #childlabour #politics #democrats #regression #news.

2 weeks ago

Arkansas Gov. Sanders signs measure rolling back child labor protections

The bill eliminates a requirement that the state verify the age of children under 16 before companies can hire them.

Under the law, the Youth Hiring Act of 2023, children under 16 do not have to obtain permission from the Division of Labor to get a job. They will no longer need to get an employment certificate, which verified their age, described their work and work schedule, and included written consent from a parent or guardian. Sanders signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

Alexa Henning, Sanders' communication director, said that the permit requirement had placed an "arbitrary burden on parents" who needed government permission for their child to get a job.

The bill's passage comes after the Biden administration announced last month plans to crackdown on labor exploitation of migrant children across the country, the New York Times reported, following an investigation conducted by the publication.

#Arkansas #childlabor #childlabour #politics #democrats #regression #news

Kate Bowles
2 weeks ago

As an Australian reading about #childlabor in the US, I’m reflecting on how common it is for students I teach to have started paid work at 13 and 14. In NSW there is no minimum age, it’s left to big retailers to set age policy. So during lockdowns the most at risk workers were kids staffing supermarket checkouts and fast food take out who couldn’t get vaccinated, and who were framed in govt policy as entirely safe because they weren’t going to school. Why were those kids at work? Because the junior pay rate for 15 and under can go down to 45% of adult minimum wage. Retail profits depend on teenage workers.

Typical 🙄

> The bill’s sponsor, Rebecca Burkes, told KNWA the previous regulation was “one small burden on businesses, and also steps in front of parents’ decision-making process about whether their child under 16 years of age can get a job”.

#arkansas #bibleBelt #suckabee #childLabor

2 weeks ago

🤦🏻‍♀️ “ #Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) signed into law this week legislation that rolls back significant portions of the state’s #ChildLabor protections.

The law eliminates requirements for the state to verify the age of children younger than 16 before they can take a job.” #HuckaBS

2 weeks ago

Republicans in Arkansas passed a bill that would allow children as young as 14 to work without first obtaining permission.
#News #Arkansas #childlabor #biden #sarahhuckabeesanders

Theodora Lau
1 month ago

Child labor ... literally. How is this okay again?

"The Iowa proposal would also expand hours teenagers can work during the school year, and would shield businesses from civil liability if a youth worker is sickened, injured or killed on the job."


1 month ago

Ok I get it now. The republicans want the following: no abortions, no education and no child labor laws. They are planning on getting out of using Chinese children to do the work and replacing them with American children.

Stop the GQP & Fox News
1 month ago

It's as easy as 1-2-3: cut education to the bone, make schools toxic culture war hellscapes, and finally, welcome those dropping out into the labor market. You know, right as the #GQP rolls back child labor laws. Oh joy.

#childlabor #republicans #republican #gop #kochnetwork #donors #education #teachers #students #politics #uspol #uspolitics

A photo of child labor miners.
2 months ago

A new bill in the #Iowa Legislature would allow young teenagers to work in more hazardous conditions, while exempting businesses from #liability for work-based learning programs if those teenagers get hurt.

“Not only is this ripping up at least 100 years of #childlabor #law that this #labor movement has worked for, it seriously puts children at risk on #job sites without having any form of legal liability protection.”

mechtild jd
2 months ago


Another thing which made America the Greatest Richest Nation on Earth after slavery was outlawed. Child labor.



Good to know. Another thing that should be checked when shopping for #chocolate is whether it is sourced from areas where #ChildLabor and #Slavery are prevalent. #FairTrade labels can be misleading in this regard, unfortunately.

The Food Empowerment Project maintains a list:

3 months ago

If this is true than it really exposes the #tyrant and now #liar #Elon 'Free speech" #Musk.
This is what a #journalist writes about being banned and locked out of #twitter
"My suspension lasted just a few days before my account was reinstated. When people visit my Twitter profile, it no longer says “account suspended,” and it looks as if I’m back on the platform. Friends and strangers alike have reached out to me saying it’s good to see that I’m back on Twitter. It’s an illusion.
In reality, I’m still locked out of my Twitter account unless I agree to delete a specific tweet.
We call that censorship and blackmail.

#1984 #TwitterMigration #RIPtwitter #animalcruelty #Neuralink #Tesla #Congo #Africa #childlabor #slaves #censorship #blackmail