Following the attempts at settlement, the attorneys from APALC met with the key organizing staff from Garment Worker Center and Sweatshop Watch to create a popular education workshop for the nineteen workers to go over the anatomy of a lawsuit and how the lawsuit would support their campaign.
53) The lawsuit filed by APALC on behalf of the workers sought unpaid wages, damages and penalties, as well as assurances from Forever 21 that they not use sweatshop labor in the future.
55) APALC filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tang, who is fluent in English, Chinese and French and also excels in the arts, was working as a volunteer at APALC (Asian Pacific American Legal Center), when she first became aware of the plight of the Thai immigrants.
I knew in that instant that I needed to make more people aware of this story as well as of the challenges faced by so many Asian American immigrants in pursuit of the American dream and the incredible role that the APALC plays in this process.
Shirley and I are tremendously honored to receive this prestigious award from such a well-respected organization as APALC," Walter Wang said.
APALC's 2010 Public Service Award was presented to the Wangs by APALC President and Executive Director Stewart Kwoh.
in Los Angeles, AAI in Chicago and ALC in San Francisco.
Also working with APALC
, Bird Marella represented workers who claimed they had been cheated out of wages through record falsification, treated inhumanely and fired in retaliation for their complaints and blacklisted from the industry.
Following the telecast, APALC
will make home video copies of the program available to the general public for a nominal fee by calling 213/748-2022.
These PSAs, which have been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean, are an important part of APALC's outreach to victims and potential victims to make them aware of the in-language resources available through APALC and other partners.
APALC is affiliated with the Asian American Justice Center (formerly known as NAPALC) in Washington, D.