US garment manufacturers operating on low margins to compete for wholesale or retail clients can’t operate in California if they have to pay all their employees $15.00/hour. To stay in business, they will have to move manufacturing out of the state or more likely out of the country.
Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs.
Many apparel companies say Los Angeles is a difficult place to do business. Commercial real estate is expensive and limited, the cost of raw materials continues to rise and it can be difficult to find skilled workers who can afford to live in the city. They expect things will become even more challenging after the minimum-wage hike further raises their expenses.
And don’t worry, the highly paid “experts” are more than happy to make you one of the eggs they have to break to make their omelet
So to the hundreds of people who thought that if they liked their job they could keep their job, welcome to the Utopian Paradise™. The idiot-left has reduced your ‘living wage’ to zero.
This is the downside of Fight for 15 that we’ve been warning you about. It’s called “the fight for food stamps.” And don’t forget your picture ID. They want you to vote for the Democrats who blow’d up your job without one, but you’ll probably need an ID to access the subsistence-lifestyle “government safety net” you get in return.
H/T Hot Air