Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

Archive: June 2020

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Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

Posted on June 29, 2020

Friends,  In a 25-11 vote, garment workers and labor advocates passed SB 1399 though the California Senate! We did this with your support – your letters, your calls, and your contributions to workers’ organizing efforts!  THANK YOU!! Our members are thrilled with this major milestone on the road to passing SB 1399.  The bill moves to the state Assembly Continue Reading »

Garment Workers Will No Longer Wait Years for Stolen Wages

Posted on June 29, 2019

  Governor Newsom’s First Budget Includes Millions for Historically Insolvent Restitution Fund   Los Angeles, CA – Garment workers are the backbone of L.A.’s manufacturing sector. They contribute to the profitability of California’s massive retail industry, but tens of thousands of garment workers are routinely underpaid—or not paid at all—for work performed. Most never recoup Continue Reading »

LA Garment Manufacturers Accused of Labor Violations

Posted on September 19, 2017

REPOSTED FROM BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT   By Louis C. LaBrecque Seven Los Angeles-area garment manufacturers and contractors are facing a total of $275,835 in fines for allegedly operating without workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The citations followed inspections of 18 garment manufacturers in the LA area. Fourteen of the inspected businesses also face a total of $34,300 Continue Reading »

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