Rochester, N.Y. – Senator Charles Schumer will lead a rally at Hickey Freeman Monday morning. He will be joined by workers and the company president, according to a press release sent by the senator.
The purpose of the rally is to support the high-end suit maker’s survival. The parent of Hickey Freeman, Hartmarx, filed for bankruptcy last week. The future of the plant at Avenue D and Clinton is now uncertain. There are about 450 workers.
Schumer has worked with HMX Group in recent years to secure favorable financing.
Founded in 1899, Hickey Freeman is Rochester’s last surviving clothing manufacturer and has been a source of employment for immigrants for over a century. It’s been in its current plant since 1912.