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Sweatshop Conditions and Low Pay In LA Garment Factories

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Nearly two weeks after Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M announced plans to roll out a better compensation package to 68 of its suppliers in China, Cambodia and Bangladesh this year, worker abuse is commonplace in many of the Los Angeles factories that supply Made in U.S.A. clothing companies and employ mostly undocumented Latinos, according to a report published Wednesday by a labor rights group.

The Garment Worker Center (GWC) interviewed 175 of LA’s garment workers between June and August and discovered that some facilities routinely shortchange their employees on wages, do not provide health and safety training and don’t offer access to first aid should an injury occur.

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