American Apparel

December 17, 2014


 Los Angeles, CA


Marty Bailey, Chief Manufacturing Officer
“In the end, the most important parties involved, our employees, left well informed and seemingly energized to make the step towards a better life for them and their families.”
Olga Aguilar, Employee
“[The project] brings lawyers’ services and information directly to our worksite. They’ve given information services to over 300 people. Of those people, nearly 150 applied for citizenship.”


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March 2, 2013 – Citizenship information workshop at the American Apparel factory

    • 241 employees attended
    • Workshop in English, Spanish and Chinese

April 4, 2013 – Employees receive one-on-one legal assistance to file for citizenship

    • Through New American Workforce, offered 20 weeks of ESL instruction for 40 participants who needed practice before their USCIS citizenship exams