Two Women’s Struggle to Save NE Ohio’s Last Textile Plant

“Keep Cleveland working!”was the chorus outside a Hugo Boss plant in west Cleveland this January.

The plant had been scheduled for outsourcing by overseas executives that spring. 350 people were told they were losing their jobs, despite the fact that the plant was turning a profit for the high-end suitmaker.

The Plain Dealer is carrying a great article about the struggle to save Cleveland’s Hugo Boss factory, Northeast Ohio’s last textile plant. The story follows the leadership of two women employees in a courageous and ultimately successful campaign to save their jobs. During the months-long struggle, their cause was aided by actor Danny Glover, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Senator Sherrod Brown.

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Plant employees Wanda Navarro, of west Cleveland, and Sheila McVay of East Cleveland.

You can read the article in it’s entirety at Cleveland.com: Part 1 and Part 2.

-AS

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One response to “Two Women’s Struggle to Save NE Ohio’s Last Textile Plant

  1. I love it….women taking charge of their destiny…keep America in the game. I love it!

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