Young people working long hours in agribusiness
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NBC Bay Area's Stephen Stock talks with teenagers who have been working in the fields, sometimes, since they were 8 years old, they say. The series examines how business and the law converge at the issue of child labor in farming.
The hardest crop this young man has had to pick are tomatoes. He was 11 years old when he first started picking crops in the field. Read More
Ralph’s mom says that when they first started, it was very difficult. Her husband’s salary just wasn’t enough. She wants more for her children than their current lifestyle has to offer. For now, Ralph will learn how rough... Read More
Fernando emphasizes the importance of his son’s education. If he doesn’t prioritize schools, the boy will end up like him. He wants his son to be someone that will get ahead and not be a work horse like him. Read More
Pete Aiello is a farm owner and grower who started working in the fields when he was 7-years-old -- but his dad owned the farm. Read More
This young woman discusses her circumstances and situation as an underage worker who helps get food to America's plate. She mentions some child laborers are as young as eight. Read More