Organizing Immigrant Workers in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry

  • Edna Bonacich University of California, Riverside

Abstract

The apparel industry in the United States is declining. Every month new reports are put out enumerating the loss of jobs. Meanwhile, parallel numbers report the monthly rise of imports. However, even though apparel jobs are moving offshore, U.S.-based manufacturers and retailers still play a critical role in the production of apparel for the U.S. market. They have become multinational corporations. They now arrange for the production of their clothing in other countries, but they still remain in charge of ordering and marketing.
Published
1998-02-26
How to Cite
Bonacich, E. (1998). Organizing Immigrant Workers in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry. Journal of World-Systems Research, 4(1), 10-19. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.1998.159
Section
Global Labor Movements