Friday, November 7, 2014

Workers face millions in unpaid wages in Southern California garment industry

The U.S. Department of Labor yesterday reported finding workers owed more than $3 million. During fiscal year 2014, the department's Wage and Hour Division conducted 221 investigations of employers in this industry, almost all in and around Los Angeles, and found $3,004,085 in unpaid wages for 1,549 workers. The division said that amounted to an average of $1,900 per worker, which is five times the amount a typical sewing machine operator earns in a week.

For more information, see the Labor Department press release at

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