My first reaction to this article was a bit shocking because of how teens under 18 are working with dangerous equipment like circular saws, guillotine shears, and punching machines.
I think that this should not be allowed and that there is no reason to justify it. Even if Iowa is heavily understaffed, there are regulations to keeping kids out of dangerous businesses like mining and animal slaughtering. Another issue is that the bill helps shield businesses from liability if kids are hurt or killed due to a company's negligence.
The article is good but the thing that confuse me is when in the first paragraph 1 hat teens as young as 14 could work in previously prohibited jobs including mining, logging, and animal slaughtering—a proposal one union president called dangerous and "just crazy."
This article really surprised me because people worked so hard to get rid of child labor and now people are just going in reverse and having the possibility to bring it back which really shocks me.
I agree with the title, this is just crazy. I thought child labor was illegal and a republican state law maker is suggesting dangerous jobs like animal slaughter for kids our age. All because there is a labor shortage they're going to hire teenagers. This shouldn't be happening because a kid our age mining, logging, or slaughtering animals, what if they get hurt or killed what would their parents do. They shouldnt pass this law
My reaction is surprised. If they removed the immunity it would be slightly better, but not much. I think it's really unfair how businesses get immunity, they should take responsibility if someone gets hurt.
I was in disbelief when I read the article because it proves how much we’ve moved backwards. Child labor had been such a big problem before. Now that it’s under control, it’s almost like it’s coming back. It shows how desperate people get that they go back and try to justify something as serious as child labor.
My reaction to the article was disappointment and mad that there is somebody that would try to bring back child labor. The jobs for the children aren't safe for and the law makes it so the company dosen't have to take responsibility if something happens to the children.
After reading this article, it made me rethink all of the effort the unions tried to prevent from occurring again. Did all their work and movement go to waste? Although issues surrounding child labor has died down, based on the article, it seemed like we're repeating history all over again.
I was surprised because kids are allowed to do jobs like mining and animal slaughtering. Feels like were going backwards
This article is really surprising because it went from trying to get rid of child labor to putting teenagers into rooms with dangerous equipment.
When starting off at reading the article, I thought the ideas were great since teenagers were getting more opportunities and experiences in different work fields or environments. However, as I progressed in the reading, it was stated that injuries or even death of child workers would not be blamed on the companies negligence. This showed me how out of the minds those thoughts for laws were. This also shows how little progress is being made to continue to block child labor to this day. To conclude, I feel like it is just unbelievable how the United States government would even consider to allow what I see as child labor.
my first reaction t this article was shocking and kind of disappointed because the title had the same thought that i had about how children under 18 years old are working with dangerous equipment. the insanity is just unlawful and i feel like it was not right for children's this young to work, that would put their life on the line to earn money. This is very crazy to take a look of the article.
My reaction to this article is horrifying and disgusting. It is unbelievable that children at the age of 14 are now allowed to work dangerous jobs such as dealing with live animals. ¨teens as young as 14 could work in previously prohibited jobs including mining, logging, and animal slaughtering—a proposal one union president called dangerous and "just crazy."¨ This shows how the US is developing backwards and going back to the days where nothing was good for children and any working person.
When I first heard and read this article, I was disappointed with what our society has gone to that we have to bring back horrible habits to "fix " something. Kids as young as 14 can get to work in mines, logging businesses and killing animals which is crazy since these jobs are made specifically for grown adults. Letting kids that are just starting highschool work jobs that can get them extremely injured or killed is just obnoxious.
This article was surprising because these are dangerous jobs children have to work at. The tools they use and the working conditions are dangerous. It can still caused a child to lose their arm or something even worse.
My reaction to this article was that I was stunned that some people are supporting child labor to happen in their country. Doing dangerous jobs that young won't necessarily benefit the children and it's too risky for them. It's crazy how children are willing to sacrifice their life.
I was shocked to learn that Iowa proposed such an absurd bill that would expand extremely dangerous job options to young teens that wanted to participate in a "learning experience" because the risk of working in such a dangerous environment is tremendously high. The thought that a young teen could potentially lose their life just for a "learning experience" is crazy and should be prohibited at all costs.
My reaction is surprised. because when I read the article because it proves how much we have moved backwards. child labor was an issue back then but in the furtre we really made a diffence on this situation .
I was perplexed when I read this article because it really shows how much the U.S is reverting or going back to the past. According to the article, "The proposed bill...expands the hours teens may work, and shields businesses from liability if a minor employee is sickened, injured, or killed as a result of a company's negligence." This really shook me because for the past century, the U.S has passed many laws that have protected children from child labor, but they have just ignored it and destroyed all the work. Teenagers are still growing, developing, and learning so working dangerous jobs will ultimately just risk our generation and the future.
I was annoyed when I read this article because we’re just repeating the history of child labor. while it may not be so bad for kids to get work experience even when working dangerous jobs with strict regulations, humans just love to take advantage of others and it’s something we just can’t cure. If kids start working at a younger age and allowed to work in dangerous jobs, I’m sure higher ups would take advantage of the young mind and body leading to overworking and mental danger. The worst part of all this is the fact that the company isn’t liable for any damage for minor workers so there won’t be any punishment to overworking minors which is just dumb. In fact the higher ups are already suspected of trying to take advantage of the young since Lowa is understaffed and proposed this plan to most likely try to get more workers legally without losing anything with the protection.
My reaction was what I expected. Because I saw kids our age working in this country. This was surprising because school back then wasn’t looked at as a core value as it is today. I feel the people who helped push the idea that child labor is wrong are some of the most influential muckrakers. I think that how hard and grueling the work was on some of the children. -Julian R 800
My first reaction to this article was that I was pretty shocked and surprised that Iowa would allow for teenagers to do very dangerous jobs like mining, logging, and animal slaughtering. Might I remind you that these are jobs for adults where many get hurt doing these jobs even with a lot of experience and the right safety precautions. For a teenager to do what an adult would do is very unsafe and just shows that maybe the government doesn't completely care about what happens to their youth.
At first I thought it was going to be other debate article, but after I saw the article, I was shocked. The article proves how children had to work to live a better life, which was dangerous, especially how children also had to work with dangerous equipment. Now that since theirs a law to prevent child labor, I'm at least glad that children shouldnt have to risk their limbs until they have the right minds to work and be more cautions.
It suprised me that people are trying to bring back child labor after others tried so hard to make it illegal.
This article was super surprising when I read it because I never would have guessed that even after all the child labor laws America has placed, some states still believe children should be working. I believe teens should not spend all their time working in dangerous conditions, but they should spend time with their family or friends.
One of the first things i noticed in this artical that really stuck out to me was this part. " roll back child labor laws so that teens as young as 14 could work in previously prohibited jobs including mining, logging, and animal slaughtering" that made me question why would the be working on such dangerous jobs at the age of 14+
I have a pretty strong reaction to this because if this bill is passed, there will be more, and they will be undoing the work that we did almost a century ago to keep children safe and off the streets.
It's insane that child labor still exists today after people worked hard to have it gone. It's too dangerous for children to be doing these jobs and working with dangerous equipment such as saws, guillotine shears, and punching machines. This is also unfair to the kids because they could get seriously hurt using these machines.
I mean honestly, this just shows how screwed up humanity is, depending on child labor for stuff is just messed up. Its also disrespectful for the people who contributed in putting a stop to child labor. Just imagine putting in all that effort to stop something that's wrong just to be spat in the face by these inhumane monsters. Maybe between the ages 14-17 can work like a short shift like 3ish hours but anything under is just wrong.
I think that child labor is bad and we are repeating the same mistakes we are doing in the past. I just wonder what Iowa is thinking about because how is this gonna positively affect the community and it just can't.
My first reaction to this article was being extremely surprised and disgusted that a state would lower age requirements for prohibited jobs. For example, in the article it says, "Labor advocates on Tuesday decried a business-backed bill introduced by Republican state lawmakers in Iowa that would roll back child labor laws so that teens as young as 14 could work in previously prohibited jobs including mining, logging, and animal slaughtering—a proposal one union president called dangerous and "just crazy.'"
I was shocked that anyone would want to propose a bill that puts others at risk of death. "The proposed bill—which comes amid an ongoing labor shortage in Iowa," even if Iowa was facing a labor shortage, it doesn't justify them taking advantage of young children.
i thought that this was shocking as a teen could easily chop their hand off in such jobs.
After reading the article I was surprised at how even after all the laws America has passed that some states would still thinks it's okay for kids as young as 14 to be working in such dangerous conditions. This article really made it feel like we were re-living history all over again.
I think that this should not be allowed and there is no reason it should ever be allowed. Just because Iowa is understaffed, that doesn't give them the right to give young kids very dangerous jobs.
this article really surprised me because people worked so hard to get rid of child labor and now people are just going in reverse and having the possibility to bring it back which really shocks me. The fact that people are trying to get it back is shocking because they dont understand how messed up it is.
My first reaction to this kind of child labor is are you seriuos like its 2023 the time has past the technogly has gotten better why are we still have 14 yrd olds work. There are billion people on earth and that they are just acting like the year 1900 just happen. Its really dangerous for childrens to work at such a young age. They should go to schoo instead of all of this.
i was surprised when Iowa proposed such an absurd bill that would expand extremely dangerous job options to young teens that wanted to participate in a "learning experience" because the risk of working in such a dangerous environment is tremendously high.I believe teens should not spend all their time working in dangerous conditions, but they should spend time with their family or friends.
I was pretty shocked/ surprised after reading the article because I didn't know that any of the states still allowed children to work. It's also annoying because it's going against everything that people have worked towards up until this point. For example, it says, "teens as young as 14 could work in previously prohibited jobs including mining, logging, and animal slaughtering—a proposal one union president called dangerous and 'just crazy.'"
I was quite shocked because I never thought this nation would even allow children under the age of 18 to indulge in such dangerous working conditions such as the ones mentioned in the article. It makes me afraid of what could possibly the next step after this on the condition that this bill were to advance.
I was feeling concerned as I read the article. Teens working in such dangerous jobs with very dangerous equipment like a circular saw, which has a possibility of seriously hurting the child.
I was very suprised when reading the article. I saw that child labor and dangerios jobs for kids used to be normal. Today this stuff would never be allowed in america and it is suprising that it ever was allowed.
This article truly shocked me. After working so hard to eradicate child labor, people are now simply turning backwards and having the option to do so, which really surprises and upsets me.
This is not good soon later U.S could be a child labor again because with this soon other states could copy and do the samething . My first look was. Why why people do this this not going to good as soon the U.S could come back to child labor. Like In the 19th century.
When I read the article I felt a sense of shock. Around one hundred years ago many people came together to ban child labor and to keep children from working. Yet here we are in 2023 and the idea of kids as young as 14 being allowed to work using dangerous tools. It feels almost as if they have disregarded the bill passed to protect children.
My first reaction to this article was that I was kind of shocked and surprised. After what the United States did with child labor and trying to get rid of it, places are now reinstating it. Putting minors in a room with dangerous conditions and dangerous working conditions isn’t safe, considering how they could get injured.
I was astonished when I found out that Iowa still condones child labor after many laws going against it that people like Jacob Riis caught for. It’s not okay that children are being forced to work with heavy equipment and dangerous gear just because Iowa is understaffed.
My reaction to the articles is that it is surprising because in the past people fought to prevent child labor and dangerous jobs, but now Iowa is trying to let kids work in hazardous places. In addition, kids shouldn’t have to work more hours just so companies can make more money.
I thought it was shocking that although Iowa has a labor shortage, their lawmakers would think of rolling back child labor laws after the effort put into enacting them in the first place a century ago. Even if the job the child was doing was for an educational or learning program, the child can still lose an arm and the boss wouldn't be held responsible.
My first reaction to this is that in 2023, we could see middle schoolers losing arms in jobs as a common occurrence. Who knows how many people will take advantage of this and push for their child to work these dangerous jobs because they need more money but don't want to work these jobs themselves.
My reaction to this article is speechless because it's shocking in how child labor is still not gone yet. Like how should minors be working in (dangerous) jobs when we still have school work and a youth. Most things in life, we haven't even mastered yet, but that we are even allowed to work just doesn't make sense and how this bill is even suggested.
I was really surprised when I saw this article even my sister was something that I ma really thinking about is the fact that if this bill is passed it will basically will destroy the work that people did time ago to keep children safe because now they are able to work at mining ,logging and animal slaughtering that are dangerous jobs at the age of 14 and honestly this is age where they can be forced to work and people would not notice since it would be legal that 14 years old are working
This article appalled me because in Iowa teenagers as young as 14 can work in jobs that were previously banned, including mining, logging, and animal slaughter.
I find it disgusting that after years or work to put laws in place to make sure child labor isn't allowed, Iowa is bringing it back just because they have a shortage of labor worker. Not only that but, "The proposed bill...expands the hours teens may work, and shields businesses from liability if a minor employee is sickened, injured, or killed as a result of a company's negligence," as it states in paragraph 5. They're allowing pre-matured kids to go into dangerous working condition yet not holding any businesses accountable if they were to get injured or even die. This is creating an opportunity for businesses to exploit teenagers and the bill should not be passed.
I feel confused and worried because Iowa's GOP child labor bill law would let kids work dangerous jobs even though the United States put child labor laws to prevent this from happening again. For example, based on the text, "The proposed bill—which comes amid an ongoing labor shortage in Iowa—also expands the hours teens may work, and shields businesses from liability if a minor employee is sickened, injured, or killed as a result of a company's negligence." If this bill does get passed, this could mean children would be working in conditions where they could be killed or severely injured, which isn't OK.
After reading this article, I was extremely shocked by how anyone would still support child labor after all the incidents that has happened in the past. It is very clear that the results of child labor isn't good and this shouldn't happen again, however some are trying to bring it back just for their own benefits.
I was very shocked when I found out that Iowa still supports child labor after laws going against it that people like Upton Sinclair caught . It’s unacceptable that children are being forced to work with dangerous equipment and dangerous gear just because Iowa is understaffed.
My reaction to the article is that I was suprised because in the past we fought hard to end child labor because it was commonly seen as a bad thing but now in 2023 we are for some reason trying to bring it back. It feels like a step in the wrong direction
My first reaction to this article was shock, because I couldn't believe that kids as young as 14-15 could be working serious jobs like that. Because of this, a kid could be forced to do a dangerous job that they don't want to do.
When I read the article, I couldn't believe it because it demonstrated how far we've regressed. Child labor has previously been a massive issue. And now it is returning less than 100 years after getting it under control. This article demonstrates how desperate people have become to attempt to justify something as serious as child labor. A Republican state legislator should not even suggest dangerous jobs for kids our age, such as logging or mining. Just because there is a labor shortage, doesn't mean child labor should be contemplated. After all the injuries and deaths from child labor America has witnessed, child labor should never be considered a "solution". This legislation is ridiculous and should be dismissed if not fought against immediately.
My reaction to this article was that I was flabbergasted
because I had no idea that any of the states would even approve or think of approving child labor and like the Republican state lawmakers in Iowa are bringing back child labor. This means that teens that are as young as 14 could work in jobs that are mining, logging, and animal slaughtering. In addition, it also means that they would be touching dangerous machinery and equipment such as circular saws, guillotine shears, and punching machines. Moreover, this law unbanning child labor just shows that we are going back to the past again since there was child labor back then in the US and people worked so hard just to get rid of it and now it is back again.
My first reaction was surprise and shock since so many reformers in the past had bled too make child labor illegal but now we are now just going back in time. It feels stupid because how have we not learned our mistake and why are people this greedy. We have machines to do work and children should not be working at such a young age.
I was surprised after reading this because of how they would allow teenagers as young as 14 to work in such dangerous jobs that are often for older adults. I also thought that by now, most child labor laws would be pretty strict, especially in the U.S.
My first reaction was surprised. There are children working at a young age with dangerous equipment. How are they allowing children to work. These children are working with circular saws, guillotine shears, and punching machines. These equipment can endanger some very fast if they don't know what to do.
My first reaction, reading the title was why did they allow this and why are they going back to child labor when they know it going to cause a big problem.
In my opinion, this bill should not be permitted, and there is no reason for it to be permitted. Even though Iowa is severely understaffed, there are laws that prohibit children from working in hazardous industries like mining and animal slaughter. The bill also helps protect corporations from prosecution if children are wounded or killed as a result of a company's wrongdoing. There is a reason why child labor was outlawed in the states, and reverting back to using children to complete dangerous tasks is an incredibly bad decision that would have many consequences.
It’s shocking to see that people as young as 14 could now work jobs that can have dangerous risk and kids shouldn’t be working at that young of an age
My first thought was how cruel people are to make children work in such dangerous conditions for money. I never realized parents would have their children work for money.
My first reaction to this article was a bit surprise by how young teens under age 18 are working with dangerous equipment and materials.
i think this astounding. someone could easily get killed or hurt in these jobs. After working so hard to eradicate child labor, people are now simply turning backwards and they can chose to do it too.
I was really shocked. This is because the government let little kids work grown up jobs. But also, I was shocked because the government didnt really put effort in to find and discover this madness. In addition according to the text: "Businesses are so desperate to hire warm bodies that they want politicians to bend child labor laws (and eliminate corporate liability)," This is just crazy, businesses are so desperate to hire anyone. I am just dissapointed in the government and local law enforcement.
My reaction to this article was extremely shocking and that the article was unexpected because child labor has already happened in history, and it took away the lives of many young children.
I was surprised and I felt bad for the people as they had to go work in harsh living conditions at a young age
My first reaction to the blog post was that the laws implemented were insane and crazy. The fact that kids around our ages are doing dangerous jobs make me feel grateful about myself. Child labor laws should not be able to exists because it is child cruelty. I would not imagine myself losing an arm because of the dangerous conditions that are not being changed.
This would reverse many child labor laws and make kids hurt when they are working
I was shocked to see this article. Child labor back in the days were dangerous and people went through many protests to protect the lives of children. The expanding hours and dangerous conditions aren't safe at all, even if programs encourage people to do this for experience and money.
My reaction was shocking and thinking it was crazy to have children as young as 14 working in dangerous conditions. I can't believe that how governor of Iowa allowed children labor. Children labor had been a past, and many reforms were made throughout the world over the past century. It was also crazy how Iowa will just let kids doing dangerous work to potentially having serious injuries.
my first reaction was shocked because it says that age 14 they started workining in freezers i think that it should be older because what if they were stuck in the freezer
Reading this, my reaction is that its disappointing because of people trying to bring back things people had to fight for a few years ago
My reaction to this article was surprised because the past people fought so that they could prevent child labor but Iowa is trying to let kids work in hazardous/dangerous places.
After reading the article, I was surprised by the fact that people still support child labor in Iowa. Child labor was something that seemed to be solved in the past of United States history.
My reaction to this article is just insane. This is crazy how people at the age of 14 are experiencing horrifying and dangerous work. As these kinds of jobs took so many lives of the teens. This shows how America is revolving backwards and history is like repeating once again.
Im surprised that they even decided to have child labor become a thing again and why this bill even became a thing in this world
This article is really surprising because it went from trying to get rid of child labor. to trying to put kids in horrifying and dangerous work.
I felt surprised after reading this article, I don't understand how people still have the mindset on supporting child labor nowadays even after knowing the dangers and risks in letting children work in harsh conditions.
After I read this article, I was shocked to why this is still going on because I thought child labor would be done for because of the incident of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that happened a few decades ago.
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