RT America News: States eye child labor to fill jobs

Some states intend to weaken child labor protections as a direly needed solution to the hiring shortage as millions of Americans strike for better pay and conditions. Bills under consideration will allow younger workers to work longer hours. Critics of the policy point to research demonstrating the adverse impact of child labor on academic performance and behavior. So are America's youth standing at the threshold of new opportunities, or at the brink of exploitation? RT America's John Huddy reports. Then Prof. Richard Wolff, host of "The Economic Update" weighs in. He calls it "shameful," exploitative, historically retrograde and "downright perverse."

Watch the interview here. 

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  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Blog 2021-11-07 20:48:37 -0500

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