Byline: Merle Linda Wolin; 1981-01-21; Los Angeles Herald-Examiner; pages A10
To hear wealthy dress manufacturers Richard Freedman and Lowell Meyer talk, you would think that single-handedly they overcame the recession and every other obstacle in a competitive business, to put their firm on top. Listening to smooth-talking women's sportswear manufacturer Warren Handler talk, you would think that all it took for him to succeed was good design and lots of hard work. And I might have believed them, all of them - had I not been demeaned and exploited as a worker in one of their contractor's unhealthful shops. Or had I not know about the manufacturers' sanctioned edge over everyone else in the Los Angeles germent industry.
Description:The seventh chapter in Wolin's series of reports on the LA garment industry. Wolin spent time working undercover in several manufacturing facilities, posing as an undocumented worker.
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