Youth Labor Committee Action Against Sears Makes Front Page

January 5, 2011 in Featured


Youth Labor Committee is at it again, doing what they do best and asking for fair working standards from a huge corporation, Sears.
Friday, December 10th at 3:45, the YLC, the National Labor Committee, students and parents gathered to ask Sears to work with the Committee and proposed the idea of helping the corporation with their human rights standards so the workers can feed, clothe, and educate their families. The group picked Sears because it was the closest to the school and felt that “the company can unite with American students.”

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URGENT: Ask Sears to Support Fair Working Standards Worldwide

December 7, 2010 in Featured


Friday Dec 10th, Sears’ Corporate Headquarters, 3:45 PM


3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

YLC Members are gathering this Friday, along with directors from The National Labor Committee and representatives from many prominent labor organizations from around Chicago to pressure Sears to support fair working standards worldwide.

Sears is a global leader in retail and this action will directly impact millions of workers around the world.  This Friday is Human Rights Day, please come help support our efforts and make this one to remember, one where the rights and lives of millions of impoverished workers can finally notice a marked increase in their standards of living.


And check out the support from the Axis of Justice website!

Two of the speeches are as follows:

Sears Speech  by Emily Voyles

Sears Speech  by Michael Kelley

Youth Labor Committee discusses labor issues with Noam Chomsky

November 22, 2010 in Featured


Members of the Youth Labor Committee and students from both Dundee-Crown High School and the Illinois Math/Science Academy spent Friday afternoon discussing labor issues with Professor Noam Chomsky.  Professor Chomksy is Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus of Lingiustics at MIT.  The conferences with Professor Chomsky, as well as many other leading intellectuals, are part of an ongoing lecture series held at Dundee-Crown High School by Social Studies Teacher and Youth Labor Committee founder Bruce Taylor.  The conference with Professor Chomsky, as well as a sampling of previous conferences with individuals such as Howard Zinn and Peter Singer, can be accessed at the following link:

Sign-on to a letter to Wal-Mart and Hanes!

November 12, 2010 in Featured

Guest Workers Ask for Solidarity at Jordan Sweatshop Producing for Wal-Mart

In an unprecedented step, thousands of foreign guest workers from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Nepal have come together to struggle for their basic rights at Jordan’s largest garment factory, Classic, which produces clothing for Wal-Mart and HanesbrandsRead the rest of this entry →

Tom Morello supports the YLC!

November 12, 2010 in Featured

Dundee-Crown activists get kudos from rock star

By Larissa Chinwah, Daily Herald

The Youth Labor Committee at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville may be a new group with lofty goals, but the young politicos already have the support of one of rock music’s most prolific activists.

About 35 students sat in on a video conference call with, Tom Morello, lead guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, on Thursday to discuss labor issues both local and international and to pick the musician’s brain on how to be effective activists. Read the rest of this entry →