Labor a growing problem in Michigan

06/28/2010 03:10:57 PM
Ashley Bentley

“We still have three, and that’s three too many,” Costanza said.

The company built new, small red houses that are safer and more reliable than the trailers, he said.

Leitz said child labor is becoming a hot issue lately, and he doesn’t quite understand why.

“There’s nothing wrong with youths working on farms if supervised,” Leitz said. “What better opportunity is there for rural teenagers?”

Leitz said if the government is going to be stricter on child labor in agriculture, it needs to be stricter on everyone.


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