HOUSE LABOR SUBCOMMITTEE CANCELS LESLIE FAY HEARINGS

WASHINGTON — The House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations has canceled a hearing set for Thursday on the former plan of The Leslie Fay Cos. to end its approximately 1,200 production jobs in favor of offshore production.
As reported, the apparel maker agreed last week in a settlement with striking workers in the ILGWU to keep at least 600 jobs in the U.S. until July 1995, and to have a labor-management committee work on domestic production levels after that.
The settlement, approved last Thursday by a bankruptcy court where Leslie Fay is in Chapter 11, obviated the need for the hearing, which was intended to focus on the effect foreign competition has on the domestic apparel industry, a subcommittee staffer said.
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D., Pa.), who represents the Wilkes Barre, Pa., area where Leslie Fay’s production is centered and was instrumental in organizing the now-canceled hearing as well as an earlier session held last month, could not be reached for comment Monday. Kanjorski had said he planned to question Leslie Fay chairman and chief executive officer John J. Pomerantz on competition and price differences between domestic-made and imported apparel.
— Fairchild News Service

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