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U.S. Department of Labor Survey Finds Widespread Violations By Southern California Garment Industry

Read the U.S. Department of Labor article here.

“In conjunction with today‚Äôs release of the results of the 2022 Southern California Garment Survey, the department hosted a listening session in Los Angeles with garment workers and stakeholders, including the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, representatives from state and local attorneys general, and the non-profit Garment Worker Center and Bet Tzedek Legal Clinic.

“The findings of the Southern California Garment Survey highlight why greater outreach and stronger enforcement are needed to combat the inequities that exist in the garment and fashion industries,” Rosalez added. “The Wage and Hour Division will continue to work and meet with advocates and industry stakeholders, and remain focused on holding accountable the manufacturers and retailers who reap significant profits while the people who did the hard work are too often not paid their rightful wages.””