Alexander Wang Employees Say They Worked 25 Hours Straight In Chinatown Sweatshop Allegations
3:00 pm, March 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Alexander Wang is well-known for his studded leather bags and pricey t-shirts. Unfortunately, those duds may have been produced under horrifying conditions in a Chinatown sweatshop, according to new allegations.
Details are somewhat iffy, but here’s what’s known for sure: Wang is being sued for $50 million by one or more workers who claim that they were forced to work impossibly long hours in a sweatshop in New York’s Chinatown.
The New York Daily News says one man is suing with claims that he was forced to work 84-hour weeks and up to 25 hours without a break. Meanwhile, The New York Post says it’s as many as 30 workers who are suing, saying they were forced to work 16 or more hours a day.
The various stories note that the alleged sweatshop was located on Broadway in Chinatown. Ironically, Wang’s large, glamorous flagship store is located on Grand Street and Mercer, just a block west of Broadway and a block north of Chinatown.