The child labor story hidden by the Great Resignation

Child Labor: Breaker Boys, Pittston, PA, USA, 1911. A mixture of frowns and smiles on the faces of child miners.

Over and over in the history of labor rights, we see the same story: if workers exclude a group from labor protections, bosses will recruit that group to scab against them and smash their power. Xenophobes argue that this means we should block immigration to head off competition with low-waged workers, but…

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