ERIC Number: ED337241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Child Labor Act of 1990. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor and Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session on S. 2548 To Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 To Increase Penalities for Employers Who Violate the Child Labor Provisions of Such Act.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
On May 8, 1990, testimony concerning the Child Labor Act of 1990 was heard at a joint hearing of two U.S. Senate subcommittees. Opening statements by Senators Metzenbaum and Jeffords concerned: (1) the increase in child labor law violations since 1983; (2) the lack of increase in penalty fines since that time; (3) child death and injury during illegal work; and (4) the relationship between child labor and difficulty in school. Representatives of the business community were not present at the hearings, but records of the hearings were kept open for 10 days to receive business responses. A child worker, mother, and medical professional provided testimony about cases of child injury during illegal work. Representatives of several governmental agencies and private organizations also provided testimony. Represented were the National Consumers League, the Child Welfare League of America, and the AFL-CIO. The record also contained several items of testimony from a 1989 hearing in which the poor working conditions for home work in the women's apparel industry were described by the women workers. Prepared statements by the National Safe Workplace Institute and several other organizations are provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Labor, Childrens Rights, Farm Labor, Fashion Industry, Hearings, Injuries, Labor Conditions, Labor Legislation, Occupational Safety and Health, Service Occupations
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.