The Worker's Rights Movement

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The worker’s rights movement saw two different challenges: the banning of child labor and the improvement of the working classes conditions. The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) was created in 1904, their primary goal was to raise awareness to the pressing issue of children slaving away in factories. They hired Lewis Hine, a photographer, to begin a ten-year campaign to show the extreme circumstances of the children’s work in factories. The NCLC worked together with the Department of Labor to broadcast and press the issue of child labor. Together the NCLC, the Department of Labor and the general public pressure caused the Keating-Owen Act to be passed in 1916, banning interstate trade with any products made in a factory who used child

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