Santa Puac
Ana Cisneros Alvarez
Legal Director
Orlando Martínez
Membership Support Coordinator
David Ferrándiz
Wage Clinic Assitant
Lupe Sanchez
Kathryn Melendez
Health and Safety Organizer
Rebecca Betancourt
Member Support Coordinator 
Anahí Cruz
Coalition Coordinator 
Kathy Sorto
Case Manager
Rebecca Rivera
Operations Manager & Bookkeeper
Jonathan Coleman
Communications Manager
Nayantara Banerjee
Industry Researcher & Strategist
Salma Rojas
Youth Organizer
Daisy Gonzalez
Campaign Director
Liz Limeta
Leadership Development Organizer


Los Angeles is the nation’s garment production capital and the city’s largest manufacturing sector. Over 45,000 workers cut, sew and finish garments locally, a workforce comprised primarily of Latino/a and Asian immigrants. The Los Angeles garment industry is notorious for operating within a complex, multi-layered system of fierce competition, in which thousands of small factories compete to obtain contracts with manufacturers by providing high volume and quick turnaround. To do so, contract owners “sweat” work out of their employees while garment manufacturers and retailers reap tremendous profits and routinely deny responsibility for the conditions in which their garments were produced.

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