A recently formed governmental task force is lobbying for the creation of new programs designed to empower garment workers in Downtown, Los Angeles’ famed Fashion District – but it could face legislative hurdles in the week ahead. The Garment and Fashion Industry Workforce and Economic Development Program, spearheaded by city Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez (CD 1) and worker advocacy group the Garment Worker Center (GWC), aims to boost resources for the city’s textile and apparel sector, which employs some 30,000 workers and produces more than 80 percent of the clothing made in the U.S.



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