Tag Archives: Norma Flores Lopez

A Child’s Story through His Lens: In Memoriam of Robin Romano

It has been three weeks since we lost a dear friend and powerful advocate, U. Roberto Romano — better known to those who loved him as Robin. Robin used his talents to help shine a light on the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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World Day Against Child Labor 2012

According to the 2010 Global report on child labor prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 215 million children globally are involved in child labor and half of them indulge in its worst forms. Most child workers (60 percent) … Continue reading

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Roots of Change

National Farmworker Awareness Week is a time to increase awareness on both the difficult conditions farmworkers live and work under, and of what is being done by advocates to help improve their lives. This year’s National Farmworker Awareness Week was … Continue reading

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WSJ Neglects to Present the Facts on Child Labor Rules

On December 5, the Wall Street Journal featured the article, “Farmers Contest Child-Labor Rules.” Disappointingly, the author failed to provide readers an accurate and comprehensive representation of the facts surrounding child labor in U.S. agriculture. As a former migrant farmworker … Continue reading

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An Important Step Forward in Child Labor Laws

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released their proposal for long-awaited revisions to child labor regulations. At AFOP, we are glad to see the DOL take an important step towards strengthening the safety requirements for young workers employed … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece

This past Sunday, 60 Minutes focused much needed attention on the issue of child labor in U.S. agriculture. The piece, which may have seemed balanced to the average viewer, failed to convey the dangers child farmworkers are exposed to, including … Continue reading

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UTPA Students Rally Against Education Cuts and Elimination of Mexican American Studies

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) students participated in a planned walkout, showing solidarity and protesting the proposed budget cuts to public education in South Texas. The reductions in general fund revenues, including scholarships, shifts the … Continue reading

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¡Sí Se Puede!

National Farmworker Awareness Week is an exciting time for farmworker advocates across the country. It is an opportunity for us to engage with our communities and bring awareness to the many problems that plague farmworkers today. Farmworker children don’t have the … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Assault on Childhood

With no child labor laws in place, poor working conditions, abuses, injuries and even deaths were commonplace throughout the late 19th century. Children risked their health, were not educated, and lost their childhoods while working 12 to 18 hour days … Continue reading

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Following Up on A Farmworker’s Christmas Story

During the winter months, farmworkers often have minimal to no work and find it difficult, if not impossible, to make ends meet, stay warm, and feed their families.  These concerns, recently brought to the nation’s attention by well-publicized cold snaps … Continue reading

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