American Apparel workers create coalition

Los Angeles - Factory workers of American Apparel established a coalition of workers to advocate for their rights before new corporate management. Hundreds of workers met on Feb. 28 to organize themselves into the "Coalition of American Apparel Factory Workers United to Save American Apparel."

Among the demands raised by the coalition are to stop using "Sweatshop Free" in company advertising; stop the reduction of production hours and the furloughing of workers; and stop the intimidation of workers by security guards and supervisors for seeking to meet and organize themselves to address workplace issues.

The coalition is organizing with the support of Hermandad Mexicana, an immigrant's rights advocacy non-profit.

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