Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields

 

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Television has given us a lesson in child labor in the Middle East, especially for children who are now refugees. Steven Greenhouse points out that child labor is still an issue in the United States. In his essay, “Youths working 12-hour shifts in the tobacco fields,” Steven Greenhouse talks about thirteen-year-olds working twelve hour shifts wearing plastic garbage bags to protect their skin from nicotine-tinged dew. The conditions in the fields are the sort that Cesar Chavez fought against in California. Where could this possibly be? Pink Hill, North Carolina. For more information go tohttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/business/just-13-and-working-risky-12-hour-shifts-in-the-tobacco-fields.html?_r=0

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