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Cool Solutions
Marissa Nuncio, Francisco Tzul, Magdalena Otooey
 Wendy Ring  Contact Contributor
Dec. 11, 2022, 4:51 a.m.
A small group of CA garment workers, tired of factory wage theft, organized and won passage of a state law making fashion brands responsible for unpaid wages. Raising the pay of garment workers can slow the production of cheap "throwaway" clothes.
CC Music: Marisa Anderson, Scott Holmes, Mr Smith, Siddhartha Corsus
Wage theft was endemic in California's garment industry with workers earning as little as $5 an hour, until a small group of workers, mostly women and immigrants, organized and won passage of a state law forcing fashion brands to guarantee their pay. Raising garment worker wages makes it harder for fast fashion companies to produce cheap "throwaway" clothing.

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00:28:00 1 Dec. 11, 2022
Arcata, CA
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