Let’s see what is happening in California:
American Apparel is in the process of shedding its Los Angeles facilities — possibly in preparation for a move, the sources said.One said the company could shift manufacturing out of California before its downtown Los Angeles lease runs out, possibly next year or in 2018.Earlier this year, a Hawthorne facility that dyed fabrics was closed.A Los Angeles factory that handles knits will be closed in October, according to a letter sent to employees.“The company will be implementing a reduction in force,” the letter said, “and plans on terminating the employment of those employees at that location on October 11, 2016.”Another in South Gate, which is still operating, has shut down its denim operations. The company has also sold equipment used to make sweaters, shoes and hosiery, the sources said.
In the end, it’s about reality not a politically determined minimum wage. It’s also about getting employees to understand that politicians who talk about arbitrarily increasing the minimum wage are trying to win elections rather protect jobs.
Wonder why so many businesses are leaving California?
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