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Spencer Johnson McCammon Weekly

Spencer Johnson McCammon Weekly

Topic of the Week

Leaving Your Job

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Blog of the Week

In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

As social media platforms are filled with angry Angelenos blaming and shaming one another for brazenly vacationing and flouting social distancing guidelines, in truth, the burst of infections is the price that officials are willing to pay for ensuring that corporate profits are protected.

Thought for the Week

"I have been very strongly advocating that poverty must not be used as an excuse to continue child labor and exploitation of children. Child labor perpetuates poverty. Child labor creates poverty. If the children are deprived from education, then they are bound to remain poor for the whole of their life. So it's a triangular relationship between child labor, poverty and illiteracy."

–Kailash Satyarthi | 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

List of the Week

from Compassion International

THE PRICE OF CHILD LABOR

  • 152 million children worldwide are victims of child labor; 88 million are boys and 64 million are girls.
  • Girls may be more present in less visible and therefore under-reported forms of child labor such as domestic service in private households, and girls are much more likely than boys to shoulder responsibility for household chores, a form of work not considered in child labor estimates
  • Almost half of child labor victims (73 million) work in hazardous child labor; more than one-quarter of all hazardous child labor is done by children less than 12 years old (19 million).

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Employers Can’t Fix U.S. Health Care Alone
  2. It’s essential to understand why some health care workers are putting off vaccination
  3. For Health Care Workers, The Pandemic Is Fueling Renewed Interest In Unions
  4. Women accounted for 100% of the 140,000 jobs shed by the U.S. economy in December
  5. EEOC Releases New Details On Systemic Age Discrimination: What You Can Do