American Apparel CEO: Firings "Necessary To Protect The Financial Health" Of Company
Paula Schneider told staff today that almost 2% of the company's staff, about 180 people, will lose their jobs. Her memo noted the failings of "previous management," which oversaw more than $300 million in losses over five years.
American Apparel Faces Three Complaints From Workers
BuzzFeed News exclusive: American Apparel employees have filed two complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, one alleging intimidation of workers, and another of a ban on speaking to the press. Update: A third complaint was filed late Friday.
Ex-American Apparel Chief Rallies Workers To Organize At Secret Meeting
Dov Charney appealed to more than 300 current and former textile workers this past Saturday in a backyard meeting in South Central Los Angeles. The American Apparel founder was officially fired in December but refuses to walk away from the company he created in the late '90s.
Exclusive: Read Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney's Termination Letter
A source close to Charney says his handpicked American Apparel board turned on him purely for financial reasons, and that they have known about the other factors cited in his termination letter for a long time. The source's grievances were first aired on Whisper.