Jun 14, 2018

Twelve Tribes community pushes back against labor violation accusations

Twelve Tribes
June 07, 2018

The Twelve Tribes community near Albany is pushing back against labor violations involving children.

Members say there weren't 12 people, let alone 12 children at the Common Sense packaging facility when the Department of Labor visited this week, so they don't know how they received 12 violations.

Investigators visited the community after "Inside Edition" aired hidden camera footage showing alleged child labor.

The community says "occasional visits" of children to its soap factory and farm do not violate child labor laws.

Eight more investigations have been opened in other Twelve Tribes communities, including one in Hamburg near Buffalo.


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