El centro opera una clínica legal para trabajadores en la industria de la costura que han sufrido robo de salario y/o represalias. Proporcionamos materiales y formación para conocer sus derechos, representación directa en las audiencias del Comisionado Laboral y asistencia para las personas quienes se representan a sí mismas en el proceso del reclamo. La clínica se encuentra en 309 E. 8th St. Suite 302, Los Angeles, CA 90014 y funciona todos los Jueves de 3 – 7 pm. En este momento, se requiere cita para atender la clínica. Puede enviar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org para obtener más información.
The GWC operates a legal clinic for garment workers who have experienced wage theft and/or retaliation. We provide know your rights materials and training, direct representation in Labor Commissioner hearings, and pro se assistance. The clinic is located at 309 E. 8th St. Suite 302, Los Angeles, CA 90014 and operates every Thursday from 3 – 7 pm. At this moment, appointments are required. You can email email@example.com, or call 213.748.5866, for further information.
Health & Safety
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- Garment Worker Center continues to distribute FREE COVID-19 Antigen Tests and PPE face masks from LA County Department of Public Health. If you need technical or translation support to schedule your appointment, contact GWC Member Support firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 213.748.5866
Wage Theft & Workers’ Rights
These are the resources we’ve helped create that you can use if you’re experiencing wage theft or want to know more about garment workers’ rights:
Work Hours Booklet (Print Version) — (Esp)
Work Hours Booklet (Digital Version) — (Esp)
Infographic on Basic Labor Rights — (Esp)
Infographic on Sanitary Req. (Title 11 Violations) — (Esp)
Labor Agency Handout Life of a Wage Claim (Print Version) — (Esp)
Life of a Wage Claim (Digital Version) —(Esp)
GWC’s Member Support service works to improve the systems and conditions that impact the daily lives of garment workers. We work to understand the needs of workers and support our members with information, resources and referrals available in the community that will benefit their overall health and social service needs. Support is offered in a spirit of solidarity and reciprocity, with a broader goal towards liberation and progress for all. We ask that garment workers become active members and collaborate with GWC to fight for social and economic justice.
Our services and referrals include, but are not limited to:
Referrals to medical clinics and dentist offices
Mental health referrals
Monday and Tuesday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 3 PM – 7PM
To schedule an appointment, contact:
Member Support Coordinator
Member Support Coordinator
GWC Member Support team offers information and referrals to help members stabilize their housing, receive housing rights information, and receive support with affordable housing applications. Our team also offers support with navigating resources for individuals and households experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Food Security & Nutrition
- GWC Member Support has worked diligently to provide fresh and nutritious food to households experiencing food insecurity through monthly grocery distribution, grocery gift cards, food pantry, grocery delivery, and referrals to local food banks. Our program also includes direct referrals to our community partners, who offer assistance to apply to federal, state, and local programs such as CalFresh/SNAP, and WIC.
Mental Health & Well-being
Garment Worker Center was hired in 2021 for the purpose of implementing and developing the “Latino Garment District Workers Outreach Project,” developed by the LACDMH Underserved Cultural Communities—Latino Sub-Committee. The goal of the Latino Garment Worker Project is to outreach, educate, and increase knowledge pertaining to mental health services and resources by utilizing a non-stigmatizing and empowering approach.
Below is a report of the project outcomes for this pilot project
- GWC Project Summary Report
- Paquete de talleres de bienestar de GWC (Español)
- GWC Wellness Workshop Package (English)
- The Connection Between Mind, Body, and Diet
- “What is Mind- Body Medicine?”
- “How is My Diet Connected to My Mental and Physical Wellbeing?”
- “A Conversation with Our Mind-Body Medicine Presenter: Dr. Desmonette Hazly MA, MSW PhD”
2023 WORKSHOP CALENDAR COMING SOON
If you are part of a community organization and would like to receive copies of the GWC Resource Guide to distribute to your garment worker constituents, please contact GWC Member Support to submit a request for copies. Alternatively, the digital copy of the GWC Resource Guide can be accessed via the link below.
The “Mutual Aid Committee” aims to 1) build and strengthen resilience in the garment worker community, 2) support garment workers during times of unemployment/underemployment with basic needs, 3) preserve the strength of the labor force in the Los Angeles garment industry.
If you are a garment worker and are interested in organizing to create community-based solutions that address the socioeconomic, nutritional, and health & wellness needs of workers and their families, we invite you to join our monthly gathering at Garment Worker Center.
For more information, contact Orlando Martinez at 323-591-4641 or email email@example.com
GWC members form committees to lead our campaigns to transform the industry through better laws and by holding fashion brands accountable for the poor wages and working conditions in the factories they use. To get involved, please consider becoming a member.
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