IR #07-62
December 19, 2007

Dean Fryer
Kate McGuire
(415) 703-5050

California Labor Commissioner distributes clothing to those in need

WHAT California Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet will personally distribute new clothing items worth more than $25,000 at the L.A Family Housing homeless shelter.

WHEN Thursday, December 20, 2007, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

WHERE L.A. Family Housing
207 N. Breed St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHO Angela Bradstreet, California Labor Commissioner
Ruth Schwartz, Founder and Executive Director of Shelter Partnership

WHY Investigators from the Labor Commissioner’s Office and the Economic and Employment Enforcement Coalition confiscated women and children’s clothing items from garment businesses that failed to properly register with the state of California. The confiscated clothing items are placed in storage must be “disposed” of or “destroyed” for 45 days and cannot be resold. Labor Commissioner Bradstreet will donate these clothing items to the L.A. Family Housing homeless shelter. The donated clothes will benefit those who lack some of life’s necessities and highlight the significance of combating the underground employers who undermine California’s economy.