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Old 04-15-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun' - LA Times


The statement that the minimum wage hike won't negatively affect the economy is just false. It's already a reality! The Exodus has begun!

No 'speculation' here...this is reality!
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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The minimum wage increase hasn't hit anyone yet.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:50 PM
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The minimum wage increase hasn't hit anyone yet.
And it won't for several years. It's not like it'll be $15 an hour next year.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Yeah, but these businesses have to start planning ahead of the big wage increases, and there was a wage increase in January already. So it has hit businesses already.
Keep in mind this is the L.A Times which published this article, not some right wing conservative site.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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The current minimum wage in Los Angeles is $10. Nowhere near the $15 you're fear mongering over. And it won't be $15 until the end of 2020. And American Apparel has been in dire straits for years. And they've always paid their workers above minimum wage to begin with. And and and and. Stop trying to scare people with half truths.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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The current minimum wage in Los Angeles is $10. Nowhere near the $15 you're fear mongering over. And it won't be $15 until the end of 2020. And American Apparel has been in dire straits for years. And they've always paid their workers above minimum wage to begin with. And and and and. Stop trying to scare people with half truths.
Seriously. Aren't there enough other threads where this nonsense could go?
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Seriously. Aren't there enough other threads where this nonsense could go?
What thread do you think you're in?
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The current minimum wage in Los Angeles is $10. Nowhere near the $15 you're fear mongering over. And it won't be $15 until the end of 2020. And American Apparel has been in dire straits for years. And they've always paid their workers above minimum wage to begin with. And and and and. Stop trying to scare people with half truths.
Yes...I know it's $10 now.. But businesses read the news just like you and know it's going to $15 relatively soon. They also looked at their numbers and realized $15 hr won't be good for them.
THIS is why they are leaving.
It's like if you see a train coming towards you ....do you just stand there? Or are you going to run as fast as you can?
Also like I mentioned before...this isn't just about American Apparel or one company...this is an entire industry!
I know you don't care if businesses go out of business, but a closed business = 0 jobs.

Also this idea that new businesses are going to line up to operate at $15 hr? ... really? Maybe companies that will higher more professional or college educated like a startup, accounting firm,etc ...but where does that leave the laid off restaurant workers or garment industry workers?

Bottomline if you really care about the poor , you should also care if the businesses they work in stay in business.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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The bottom line is that you have no understanding of the matter. Higher wages=increased consumer spending=increased employment.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The bottom line is that you have no understanding of the matter. Higher wages=increased consumer spending=increased employment.
Bottom line is I have showed examples of why the hike is bad for business and thus bad for employees.
I have a strong understanding of the manner.

You keep insisting that big hikes in the minimum wage and 50% in 4 years is a BIG hike...are great for the economy. Can you show me a time that this has happened before in Los Angeles or another U.S city even?

Still waiting for that. I've already shown you how it's bad for business AND for employees that lose their jobs.
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