On August 23, 2022, Iran has reportedly dropped demands in order to reach another nuclear deal, child labor laws have been violated at an auto parts supplier of Hyundai in Alabama, and primaries are underway in New York and Florida.
Iran drops demands in nuclear deal – Iran has reportedly dropped some of its key demands in ongoing negotiations to resurrect a nuclear deal from 2015. Among the demands dropped is most notably Iran’s demand for international inspectors to close some probes of the country’s atomic program. The U.S. is set to respond to a draft agreement proposed by the European Union.
Child labor laws violated in Alabama – A Korea-owned auto parts maker and supplier of Hyundai has been accused of violating U.S. child labor laws at an Alabama factory. In response to a Department of Labor complaint, the supplier admitted to children under 16 working at the plant. The company said the minors were hired by an outside labor recruitment firm.
The revelations come one month after Reuters reported the use of child labor at another Alabama auto parts plant operated by Hyundai subsidiary SMART Alabama LLC. The discovery of child workers at a second Hyundai supplier signals widening scrutiny of labor practices in the automaker’s U.S. supply chain. In an emailed statement late Monday to Reuters, Hyundai said “it does not tolerate illegal employment practices in any Hyundai entity.”
Primaries in New York, Florida – Primary season comes to two of the most populous states in the country today. In New York, redistricting issues led to a congressional primary between two sitting members of congress in representatives Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. In Florida, longtime politician Charlie Crist takes on agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried for the right to challenge governor Ron DeSantis in November.
Reuters contributed to this report.