October 31, 2014
What happens when elected officials like Commission of Labor Cherie Berry care more about bosses than workers? Rampant child labor abuses in NC tobacco fields. Advocates say NC is doing nothing to stop it.
The report documents serious health problems among the children working in the fields, dangerous working conditions, long hours and low pay. Too bad for them state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry has refused to do anything about it.
On Sunday, May 15, the North Carolina Museum of History will feature a showing and discussion of The Cry of the Children. The controversial 1912 silent film depicts the hardships of child textile workers. The film includes real footage of children working in mills.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.