Bill Protecting 100,000 Garment Workers Moves Forward in Congress

The bill, which will protect 100,000 workers nationwide, seeks to mandate hourly pay in the garment industry, eliminate piece-rate pay until the minimum wage is met and set up new requirements that hold fashion brands and retailers jointly liable for workplace violations. To revitalize American manufacturing, the FABRIC Act plans to create a $40 million Domestic Garment Manufacturing Support Program and establish a 30 percent reshoring tax credit for garment manufacturers who move their operations to the United States.

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