National Association of Manufacturers

Children Go Where I Send Thee: Die.



Photo: Breaker Boys © Louis Hine @ Child Labor - U. Iowa.edu

1938: For the first time, minimum ages of employment and hours of work for children are regulated by federal law

2008:

One afternoon last fall, the 17-year-old Guatemala native ran a machine to grind damaged pallets into mulch. When a co-worker at the Greensboro plant returned from another task, he didn't see Nery – until he looked inside the shredder. “A person shouldn't die like this,” said older brother Luis. “…He came with a dream and found death.” [Ames Alexander+Franco Ordonez/CharlotteObserver: Child labor going largely unchecked]