The Garment Worker Protection Act (SB62) is a California bill that aims to end wage theft in the state’s garment factories, where makers, most of them immigrant women of color, routinely earn as little as $3 an hour. California is the largest apparel-manufacturing hub in the United States, and clothes made there are sold globally by major brands. This is a bill impact that impacts consumers everywhere. And a growing list of 140+ ethical and sustainable brands and organizations are leading the way in endorsing the bill. 

SB62 will ensure minimum wage for garment workers both by ending the piece-rate system of pay and by holding brands accountable for garment makers. The bill is powerful precisely because it mandates joint liability for brands. The prices that brands pay to factories are the root cause of wage theft, a fact established by multiple California Department of Labor investigations, which have found that brands like Forever 21 consistently pay as little as 50% below what it would require for suppliers to meet the minimum wage.

“What I want is for all the workers, above all, to earn what is fair. What is real. The brands hold a lot of responsibility,” says Fernando, a garment worker in Los Angeles with 27 years of experience.


The Garment Worker Protection Act would ensure minimum wage for garment workers across California, and it would do so by holding brands accountable. If you’re a brand or organization looking to endorse, click here. And for others, help us rally support for the bill by sharing this tweet below and tagging Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. 



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A La Mode ACLU of Northern California
Agaati ACLU of Southern California
Ali Golden AIWA
Alias Not Known American Association of University Women California
All for Ramon API Caucus
Amber Valleta Role Model. Inc Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Law Caucus
Amendi Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles/CA
Another Tomorrow Bay Rising
Anthony Thomas Galante LLC BEND THE ARC
Applause Lingerie Black Caucus
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association CA Asset Building Coalition
Astor + Orion CA Catholic Conference
Back Beat Co CA Conference of Machinists
Bel Kazan CA Conference of the Amalgamated Transit Union
Bliss Joy Bull CA Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Blue Tin Production CA League of Conservation Voters
Bold Swim CA Low Income Consumer Coalition
Bomme Studio Cal Domestic Workers Alliance
Boomkhi Cal Labor Fed
Boyish Jeans Cal Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Bullock-Ozkan Designs Cal Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
byHumanKind Calfornia Pan-Ethnic Health Network
CantiqLA Calfornia Work and Family Coalition
Careaux California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
Carleen California Women’s Law Center
Christy Dawn CARECEN
Conscious Chatter CAUSE
Conscious Life & Style Center for Popular Democracy
Cotopaxi Center for Workers Rights
Danithreads Centro Legal de la Raza
Dare to Know LLC Child Care Law Center
Darling Boutique LLC Chinese Progressive Association (Bay Area)
Diana Diaz CIELO
DnA Sustainable Threads CLEAN Carwash LA
DOEN Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
Eco Stylist CLIWA
Ecotextile Print Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Eileen Fisher Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights L.A. (CHIRLA)
Enji Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations
Equihua Community Coalition
Ethix Merch Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
Faithfully Sustainable Consumer Attorneys of California
Fashion of Tomorrow County of Los Angeles
Fashion Revolution USA Courage Campaign
Fibershed So Cal Drug Policy Alliance
First Rite EBASE
(fl)laws of Youth Ella Baker Center
For Days Employment Rights Center
Four Industries Engineers and Scientists of CA, IFPTE Local 20
Front Office Garment Development Equal Rights Advocates
GDS Cloth Goods Fight for $15
GOEX Apparel Five Counties Central Labor Council
Good Krama Food Chain Workers Alliance
GRACreates Free Form
greenheart market Friends Committee on Legislation of California
Groundcover GRACE
Holly Greenhagen LLC x FairShirt Project IDEPSCA
Ijji ILRF (International Labor Rights Forum)
INDIGENOUS Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Irish Latina Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility
Jennifer Koeckhoven Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
kaight Jewish Caucus
Kamen Road Jewish Public Affairs Committee of CA
Keemti Junior League LA
Kelsey Randall LLC KIWA
KIKI LA County Labor Federation
KINdom LA Fair Trade
Kosa Arts LA Progressive
Known Supply La Raza Centro Legal
Lago Morpho Shop LA Worker Center Network
LA Relaxed LAANE
Longship Luxury Goods Latino Caucus
Left Edit Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
LNDR Law for Black Lives
Malamadeit Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area
Mara Hoffman Legal Aid at Work
Maven Women Legal Aid of Marin
Misha Gill Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
Modern Brands Maintenance Corporation Trust Fund
MODISTE Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network
Momtivist Maternal Child health Access
Moonwater Farm Model Alliance
Most Prominent Co Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)
MORE National Association of Social Workers – CA Chapter
Motion Picture Costumers National Council for Jewish Women
NANA Atelier National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH)
Nancy Stella Soto National Day Laborer Network
Nightswim National Employment Law Project (NELP)
ocean+main National Immigration Law Center
Official National Lawyers Guild – Bay Area Chapter
Olivia Latinovich National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
One432 Para Los Ninos
Open Studios Partners for Dignity and Rights
Pansy Partnership for Working Families
Par En Par PICO
PazLifestyle Policy Link
PopLinen Professional and Technical Engineers, IFPTE Local 21
PreLoved Podcast PSL
Production Mode Public Counsel
Qeep Up Public Law Center
Re:Source(d) Reform CA
Reformation Religious Sisters of Charity
Remake San Mateo County Central Labor Council
Reprise Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition
Revari SEIU 721 (City and County employees)
Roboro 6 SEIU California
Rove Boutique SEIU UHW
Rowan SEIU USWW (Janitors)
Ruthie Senior & Disability Action
SAITEX Sierra Club California
Sami Miro Vintage Sisters of St Joseph
Seeker South Bay Labor Council
Selva/Negra Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
Senza Tempo Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Shaina Mote Strength United
Shibori Design House Stronger California Advocates Network
Shop Latinx Teamsters
Shuki UC Berkeley
Skid Row People’s Market UCLA Downtown Labor Center
SmartGlamour UFCW 324
Soluna Collective UFCW 770
Sonderlier UFCW Western States Council
Sophia Marie UFW
Suay Sew Shop UNITE HERE Local 11
Sustainability Of UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
Sustainable Fashion Alliance United for Respect
Swap Society United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
Tact + Stone United Way
Taylor + Thomas Utility Workers Union of America
The Fashion Connection Voices for Progress
The Source Apparel Wage Justice Center
The World’s Corner Warehouse Workers Resource Center
Tomorrow In a Year Western Center on Law & Poverty
Toit Volant Women’s Caucus
Tonle Women’s Foundation
Triarchy Women’s Foundation California/Women’s Policy Institute
Unspun Worker Social Responsibilty Network (WSR)
UpCycle It Now Workers United
Valhalla Resale Workers United, Western States Regional Joint Board
Vetta Worksafe
VIHANGA Workers Right Constortium
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