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Resource ID: #9502
Subject: Unions
Source: Los Angeles Times Magazine


Los Angeles Times Magazine reports on the Oakland-based Asian Immigrant Women Advocates and their fight against labor practices that plague the entire garment industry; AIWA wants manufacturers, who contract out the bulk of their work to independent sewing shops, to be accountable for the workers who sew their clothes; the group wants retailers, consumers, and politicians to face up to an age - old injustice: the usually invisible plight of low-income, mainly immigrant women workers, many of whom toil in Dickensian conditions in sweatshops across the country, August 1, 1993. # CA Henry

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