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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Actor and activist Danny Glover is calling on Academy Awards nominees and others in the film industry to not wear Hugo Boss suits at Sunday's awards ceremony.

The "Lethal Weapon" star makes the request in a letter on behalf of 375 Cleveland factory workers who'll lose their jobs if the German company closes the plant next month as planned.

The Feb. 26 letter asks Hollywood to "take a small stand for American workers." It asks Oscars attendees to wear on their lapels a pin reading, "Keep the Hugo Boss Plant Open."

Glover is collaborating with the labor union Workers United. The union says the plant is profitable and the company is shutting it because it can make clothing more cheaply in Europe.

Hugo Boss AG says the plant isn't globally competitive.