Say No to Child Labor

In the state of West Virginia there has been a recent influx of Amish. After their religious beliefs have conflicted in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, they have moved into West Virginia in hopes ignorance would indeed, mean bliss.

Since land has become more expensive over the past few years, the Amish have moved on from farming, to do things like carpentry. Many West Virginia based companies have expressed their sincere concern about the Amish children on the job sites, using power tools and doing hard labor.

It is an Amish belief that children "learn by doing" because it says so in the Bible. And they have used their children for many decades, doing farm work, which doesn't pose much of a problem on an Amish farm.

But this is different.

Children, regardless of religion, should not be used as slave labor. Religious rights can only go so far.

When people start disregarding human rights because of their religious beliefs (and getting away with it) then what else will people do in the name of a religion? What WONT they do?

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WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF LABOR
749 ­B BUILDING 6, CAPITOL COMPLEX, CHARLESTON WV 25305
PHONE (304) 558-7890 • FAX (304) 558-2415



Office of the Governor
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305

Office Telephone:
(304) 558-2000 or 1-888-438-2731

Governor’s Mansion:
(304) 558-3588

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