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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR AFFAIRS

LABOR DEPARTMENT TO HOLD HEARINGS ON INTERNATIONAL CHILD LABOR PRACTICES Wednesday, May 3, 1995

For more information call: (202) 219-6373.

The U.S. Department of Labor will hold a public hearing Friday, May 5 to gather data on children working in plantation agriculture, manufacturing and mining industries in countries that export to the United States.

Joaquin Otero, deputy under secretary of labor for international affairs, will chair the hearings which will be open to the public and the media. They will be held in Room N-3437, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., beginning at 9 a.m.

The hearings are part of a congressionally mandated review to identify any foreign industry and its host country using children to make products exported to the U.S. Information provided at the hearing will be considered by the department in preparing a report to Congress.

The hearing will examine the use of child labor in commercial, export-oriented agriculture, forced or bonded child labor and government efforts to deal with child labor. The department hosted its first hearing on international child labor in April 1994. Information from that hearing was used in the report issued in July 1994, "By the Sweat and Toil of Children."

Organizations such as the International Labor Office and AFL-CIO will testify at Friday's hearing. Other organizations or individuals interested in presenting testimony should contact Daniel Solomon of the department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs on (202) 501-6068.

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

Agency
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Date
May 3, 1995
Contact: David Roberts
Phone Number