The Forms Of Child Labor During The Industrial Revolution

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Show a child love & care, child labor is just not fair. Forms of child labor such as child slavery has existed throughout the American and human history, although child labor reached a new extreme during the Industrial Revolution. Children were being over worked, working dangerous long hours in poor factory conditions making very little money to support their families. Children were treated as slaves because they were very useful when it came to being laborers. Their little bodies allowed them to move quickly and into small spaces in factories or even mines where adults had a very hard time doing or not being able to do at all. They considered children to be easier to work with because they always listened to adults and were easy to manage …show more content…
The numbers of child laborers in the U.S. peaked. Child labor started to decline and labor/reform movements were growing and labor standards were improving, and the political power was increasing by the number of working people and social reforms demanding a legislating on child labor to take place. The labor reforms were conducted by the working women and also the middle class consumers. These people came together to form organizations that generated the National Consumers’ League in 1899 and also the National Child Labor Committee in 1904. Among these organizations it became about shared goals about child labors. The committee’s and organizations worked very hard to end child labor. They wanted to restrict child labor by improving working conditions, provide free education for all children, and make all the available jobs go to adults rather than children that should be attending school with a free …show more content…
Just that law has changed how Americans think today on minors willing and wanting to work in the work force. Minors must receive a thirty-minute break when working more than five consecutive hours in one single day. The employer shall keep a list of minors employed at each establishment, as well as keeping a time book or some other written records showing the starting and stopping time for hours worked for each rest period of the minor. If a minor is under 16 years of age, they are prohibited from working before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. when school is in session. When school is not in session such as holidays or summer or winter break they can not work before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m. Minors may not work more than 3 hours in a school day, more than 18 hours in a school week, or more than 8 hours a day when school is not in session, and more than 40 hours per week when school is not in session. When it comes to wages the minimum wage for 16 and 17-year-old workers is the same as adults in the state they are working at, and the minors under the age of 16 may be paid 85% of the state minimum

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