PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) - Workers at a New Jersey factory fear they
could lose their jobs if the Girl Scouts of the United States of America takes its business to China.
Jackie Evans Inc. employs 90 workers at its Passaic plant.
They've been making uniforms and sashes for the sole client for about 10 years.
Girls Scouts merchandise general manager Barry Horowitz says the
company is one of four it will seek proposals from. Horowitz says
two of the vendors are overseas, including one in China
Horowitz said seeking new bids is a good business practice.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. wrote the Girl Scouts' president to say American scouts could wear uniforms made "in part by young girls who would be deemed not old enough to work in the United States."