American Apparel, Fil-Am groups meet over former CEO’s anti-Pinoy remarks

SAN FRANCISCO – Clothing company American Apparel is looking to repair damage caused by anti-Filipino remarks made by its former CEO Dov Charney, who allegedly called his Pinoy employees “pigs”.

In a July 7 closed door meeting in San Francisco, American Apparel’s new CEO Paula Schneider and new General Counsel Chelsea Grayson met with leaders of West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, the National Asian American Coalition, and the National Federal of Filipino American Associations to discuss changes they plan to implement within the company to protect its workforce.

In an official statement, Schneider called the meeting positive, adding that nothing is more important to the company than providing a harassment-free workplace for its employees.

According to West Bay’s legal counsel, Atty. Rodel Rodis, American Apparel has expressed interest in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike and celebrating Fil-Am heroes like Larry Itliong.

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