In Our Fields

2024 Domestic Child Labor Bills the Child Labor Coalition endorses:

Bills to increase fines: R. 2956 — “Combating Child Labor Act” by Rep. Kildee

Filmmaker SusanMacLaury: Protections For Farmworker Children Matter More Than Ever (Link to Free Film Screening during the last week of March 2024))

By Susan MacLaury, March 23, 2024  – In 2010, Shine Global released the feature-length

Senator Luján Press Release: During Ag Week, Luján Introduces Legislation to Improve Child Protections and Safety Standards for Agriculture Industry

Press Release/March 21, 2024 Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)

Child Labor Personal Experience: Growing Up in the Fields

by Jacqueline Aguilar, Child Labor Coalition intern   I grew up in a small rural area named

My Path from Strawberry and Blueberry Fields to College

By Alma Hernandez Imagine being a five-year-old child; happy and carefree. The age where you either

US Should Protect Young Farmworkers–Lawmakers, Labor Department Need to Act

Margaret Wurth Senior Researcher, Children’s Rights Division [This piece originally appeared