Cutting ticket

Cutting ticket

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On August 2, 1995, police officers raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California. They arrested eight operators of a clandestine garment sweatshop and freed 72 workers who were being forced to sew garments in virtual captivity. Smuggled from Thailand into the United States, the laborers’ plight brought a national spotlight to domestic sweatshop production and resulted in increased enforcement by federal and state labor agencies. The publicity of the El Monte raid also put added pressure on the apparel industry to reform its labor and business practices domestically and internationally.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
document
date made
1995
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 8 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
1996.0292.38
catalog number
1996.0292.38
accession number
1996.0292
Credit Line
State of California. Department of Industrial Relations. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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