X-"Employer Meets Employer—Merlina, Melton, Mendoza" - Merle Linda Wolin - Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

X-"Employer Meets Employer—Merlina, Melton, Mendoza" - Merle Linda Wolin - Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

by: Merle Linda Wolin | publication date: January 25, 1981 | pages: A1, A12

The only manufacturer who agreed to prove publicly that he paid a fair price to his contractors was Linwood Melton.  When we met, Melton was the president of High Tide Swimwear, the $7.1 million subsidiary of Warnaco Inc., maker of such brand names as White Stag, Hathaway Shirts, and Warner's Intimate Apparel.  Warnaco Inc., one of the largest apparel conglomerates in the United States, recently liquidated its HIgh Tide division because, according to one of its Connecticut corporate exacutives, "its relatively small volume was not compatible with the rest of the business."  Melton is no longer with Warnaco. 

Wolin confronts another manufacturer about her time spent working undercover in several LA garment factories.

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