Jeffrey Klineman


Taking a Step Ahead for Labor in Union-made Shoes

By Jeffrey Klineman

Two decades after a brush with prison turned his loud life into a quiet suburban existence, a former political crusader is suddenly muscling his way back into activism, albeit in a new arena: the sneaker business.On May 1, “May Day,” Adam C. Neiman, 47, plans to strike a blow for union labor in the apparel industry by unloading his firstRead More


Bush Picks Nix Bailout For Famed Fleece Mill

By Jeffrey Klineman

Even as the White House promises to make the creation of manufacturing jobs a top priority, an independent government bank run by presidential appointees is refusing to guarantee a $35 million loan that could save a famed company with 1,200 employees in New England.Legendary Malden Mills owner Aaron Feuerstein’s chances of regaining control ofRead More


Fabled Mill Owner Works To Manufacture a Miracle

By Jeffrey Klineman

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Fortune almost smiled last month on Malden Mills, a textile company that’s all too familiar with misfortune. A group of longtime accountants and administrators working for the clothing manufacturer had purchased a lottery ticket, hoping to win the $180 million jackpot, buy their bankrupt company backRead More






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