Green Beauty Manufacturer Investigated for Using Child Labor

Source: Well insiders Amy Flyntz June 25, 2018 For many green beauty brands, a retail launch means initially putting forth products that have been formulated by the founder’s own hands. As the brand grows, manufacturing may be outsourced, making transparency and accountability further removed and murkier to navigate. This appears to be the case for…

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Twelve Tribes community pushes back against labor violation accusations

Source: WNYT News Channel 13 June 06, 2018 04:29 PM CAMBRIDGE – The Twelve Tribes community in Cambridge is pushing back against labor violations state investigators say they found involving minors. NewsChannel 13 went back to the commune Wednesday. Members say there weren’t 12 people, let alone 12 children at the Common Sense Packaging Facility…

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State finds ‘multiple’ child labor law violations at Twelve Tribes Farm

Source: TimesUnion Inside Edition first exposed potential child workers at Cambridge cosmetics factory By Larry Rulison Updated 7:23 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 CAMBRIDGE — The state Labor Department found multiple violations of state child labor laws at the Common Sense Farm in Washington County after visiting the Twelve Tribes commune on Monday following an “Inside…

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Investigators find child labor violations by commune

Source: Associated Press Fox News CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. –  State investigators have found child labor law violations involving 12 minors working at a cosmetics packaging shop run by a New York religious community and are expanding their probe to eight other sites affiliated with the group, officials said Tuesday. State labor department investigators visited the Twelve…

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Brands, Retailers And Influencers React To Alleged Labor Law Violations At An Organic Personal Care Factory

Source: Beauty Independent June 5, 2018 Brand Report Rachel Brown Claire McCormack Amanda West Reade Despite increasing demand for transparency, there remains a veil of secrecy separating beauty consumers from the factories making the beauty products they purchase. When that veil is lifted, the picture can be unsettling as Inside Edition reporting last Friday exposing…

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Department of Labor Finds Multiple Child Labor Violations at Common Sense Farm as a Result of Twelve Tribes Investigation

Source: Department of Labor (DOL) Violations could result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines Eight Additional Investigations Opened for Other Twelve Tribes Entities in NY Albany, NY (June 05, 2018) – Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon today announced the preliminary results of an ongoing investigation into the Twelve Tribes community located in Cambridge, NY,…

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OSHA Complaint Filed Against Plymouth, MA Construction Company

Source: UnitedAllianceServices The BOJ Construction (Plymouth, Mass.) website is simple and replete with pictures of gorgeous woodwork and impressive commercial projects. Those who’ve used BOJ say that they are highly skilled and keep their commitments. However, BOJ was reportedly under federal investigation by OSHA for potentially violating child labor laws. In a report by Fox…

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Children of the Tribes-1rst Sept 2015

 This excellent, well researched article was published by Pacific Standard, a National Magazine, Award-winning, bimonthly based out of California. The whole article can be seen on Pacific Standard’s online magazine: here The following are the first paragraphs: Shuah Jones, 15, stuffed clothes under her bed blankets in the shape of a body, grabbed her diary…

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