Boycott of Jessica McClintock Ends: A pledge by the San Francisco-based clothing company to help promote fair labor practices prompted the garment workers group Asian Immigrant Women Advocates to call off its 3-year-old consumer boycott. “The agreement signifies an important milestone in efforts to establish cooperative relationships among all levels of industry,” Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich said. The boycott began after subcontractor Lucky Sewing Co. in Oakland went out of business without paying its workers. Jessica McClintock Inc. had said it was not responsible for the workers’ pay because it had ended its relationship with Lucky a year earlier. Asian Immigrant Women Advocates said McClintock had a moral duty to pay back wages to the 12 women.
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