Is Scientology breaking the law?

Allegations of violation of minimum wage laws (and numerous other illegal acts) by Scientology

Excerpted from http://www.scientology-lies.com/re.cgi?http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/mpoulter/sods/rosenblu.html . Please see that page for the full text.

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DECLARATION OF ANNE ROSENBLUM

REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE

Each section is assigned different "cleaning stations" and projects to do. The only exception to that is the "Tech Section," which doesn't work on projects because they have to handle the co- auditing in the RPF.

The RPF operates on "two watches." While one watch is on study, the other watch is on work. When I was first sent to the RPF , the Clearwater Bank building (Scientology owned) had just burned down, and my section was assigned to "salvage the SO-1 files" ...

I was up at about 5:45 A. M. and we mustered in the Fort Harrison garage. We took roll call, and then went to do "Cleaning stations" (cleaning the bathrooms and hallways of the F. H.). Then we had breakfast, then roll call again, then went to study for 5 hours. After that we went to work on handling the SO-1 files. We did that until about 10:30 or 11:00 P. M. Then we had another muster and then went to bed. Then there was a bed-check of everyone.

So they did cleaning work for a while (perhaps a couple of hours?) in the morning, then went to study for five hours, then worked on their assigned task until 10:30 or 11 pm. Starting the day at 5:45, assuming 5 hours of study, and 45 minutes total for dinner (I believe RPF members are allowed a maximum of 15 minutes for a meal), that's almost a twelve-hour day. (5:45 am - 11 pm = 17.25 hours. Subtract .75 hours for meals and 5 hours for study; that leaves 11.5 hours spent on work.

  We received $4.00 a week here. If we needed to buy soap or cigarettes or something like that, we'd give a list of what we needed and the money to this guy who would go to the store once a week for the RPFers to get the things we needed. We were not allowed to go ourselves. We weren't allowed to step foot outside the building!

 

Anne Rosenblum

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