The museum at La Brea Tar Pits remains closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open, and visitors can see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 1933 Garment Workers' Strike

Marginalized L.A. communities fighting for social and economic justice

New Garment Workers Union

Dressmakers! Prepare for a general Strike

As a center for the country's garment industry, Los Angeles has a history of employing garment workers from marginalized communities, keeping wages low and conditions rough. However, garment workers have always been essential to society even in times of adversity like the Great Depression or a pandemic. Join Gallery Interpreter Diana Sanchez to explore garment workers challenging the industry, fighting for social and economic justice.