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Child Labor: Slavery XXI Century: The Invisible Workers By Jose Manuel Ferro Veiga
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Child labor is a reality...But as hard as this circumstance are, there is another that exceeds any limit: Slavery. According to the group Salesianas Missions, more than 200 million children are the... More > most vulnerable and least able to defend their rights, facing situations of child labor or slavery and forced to work for a living, support their families or pay debts, among other reasons. The work related to slavery includes employment in mines, stone quarries, and especially in recent years, domestic work. It is considered that a job is dangerous when risking physical, mental or moral development of children, both in their nature and the conditions in which it takes place. These jobs involve abuse; underground work, underwater, at dangerous heights or in confined spaces; dangerous machinery, equipment, or by manual handling, or transport of heavy loads or tools, develop into an unhealthy environment; or involve in long hours or night shifts as well remain unjustifiable on the employer's premises.< Less
Child Labor: Slavery XXI Century: The Invisible Workers By Jose Manuel Ferro Veiga
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Child labor is a reality...But as hard as this circumstance are, there is another that exceeds any limit: Slavery. According to the group Salesianas Missions, more than 200 million children are the... More > most vulnerable and least able to defend their rights, facing situations of child labor or slavery and forced to work for a living, support their families or pay debts, among other reasons. The work related to slavery includes employment in mines, stone quarries, and especially in recent years, domestic work. It is considered that a job is dangerous when risking physical, mental or moral development of children, both in their nature and the conditions in which it takes place. These jobs involve abuse; underground work, underwater, at dangerous heights or in confined spaces; dangerous machinery, equipment, or by manual handling, or transport of heavy loads or tools, develop into an unhealthy environment; or involve in long hours or night shifts as well remain unjustifiable on the employer's premises.< Less
This Is Mine: My Story, My Life By Malinda Phillips
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Imagine that you have five minutes to grab everything that is important to you. What would you grab? Would it be your favorite clothes? Photographs? …. You can’t take your favorite... More > kitty with you. Now imagine that you are six years old and you have to shove your belongings into a black, stretchy garbage bag. You grab the hand of the social worker who you have just met, walk out to a complete strangers car, and the worker buckles you in. In the background you can hear mommy crying. You have no idea where you are going...< Less
Underground Undermined: What Really Happened In South African Mines During Apartheid By Malesela Jeremiah Kekana
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Many people throughout the world know what happened in South Africa before the political transformation. They know of the many struggles fought by the different political parties that were banned;... More > but managed to operate underground from both within and outside the country. However, few people know of the other side of Apartheid; the ill-treatment and abuse of the most important sector of black community; the workers. The workers who worked in the heavy industries of South Africa, like Agriculture, Mining, Domestic and many more other workplaces that help put this country where it is today economically. There were a lot of hair-raising racial incidents that happened in most industries then; especially in the mining industry where I worked for the better part of my working career. I am talking about incidents that happened to me personally; incidents that happened to those next to me and true stories of my colleagues that I interacted with on a daily basis.< Less
The Voyagers: A Day In the Life of a Miner By Michael Walsh
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Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life ‘down the pit’ as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in... More > the 1970’s. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke’s trainee days in the 1950’s. But it’s not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.< Less
THE VOYAGERS: A Day In the Life of a Miner By Michael Walsh
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Many ex-coalminers will find in this novel a powerful reminder of their own life ‘down the pit’ as it skilfully recreates a typical day in the life of Luke, a British coalface worker in... More > the 1970’s. Although the main action takes place over a single day and just one shift, the author delves back into Luke’s trainee days in the 1950’s. But it’s not just old miners who will benefit from this story as the author carefully explains the various operations involved in bringing coal out from deep in the ground up to the surface and all the various specialists forming this tremendous team effort, from the shotfirers and rippers to the deputies, belt-end attendants and lamp-room men, electricians and mechanics, the tackle runners and the haulage men, the grease monkeys and the workers at the coal face itself, struggling to maintain productivity in the face of never-ending management demands.< Less
Why do Wages Differ Across Occupations? By Homework Help Classof1
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There is substantial variation in wages across occupations. Most professional athletes earn more than medical doctors, who earn more than college professors, who earn more than janitors. We will see... More > that the wage for a particular occupation will be high if the supply of workers in that occupation is small relative to the demand for those workers.< Less
A Walk Down Memory Lane By Frank Bird
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A moving memoir from Frank Bird, one of the last of a generation of pit workers in South Yorkshire.
A Walk Down Memory Lane By Frank Bird
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A moving memoir from Frank Bird, one of the last of a generation of pit workers in South Yorkshire.
Retribution, a Screenplay By Chuck Fair
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Nature’s caprice strikes twice, rocking an Appalachian coal mining town. In Farmington, West Virginia, a methane explosion blows the top off of a mountain, killing 78 miners. Subsequently,... More > Congress creates the Miners Enforcement Safety Agency (MESA) to establish a standard of safety in the country’s mines. Immediately, a nationwide call goes out for veteran miners to police the mines. In the fiercely-independent Appalachian coalfields in the poorest locale in America--the same fields that drove out the United Mine Workers Local--recruiting inspectors is next to impossible, finding ones who will stand up to the mines’ lawbreakers is impossible. The impossible appears when AB Stahill, an ex-miner searching for the redemption and determined to find retribution for the death of his father and the derangement of his boyhood friend, uses MESA to give him the means to pursue his end.< Less