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What California's new law means for garment workers and businesses

Nov 11, 2021
The law will guarantee an hourly wage for workers, but higher labor costs will put pressure on many small factories.
Garment worker Francisco Tzul has recently started working for a sewing contractor that pays an hourly wage rather than a piece rate.
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California bill assures garment workers an hourly wage

Oct 1, 2021
The legislation could double wages for some workers, but critics say it could move manufacturing out of state.
Some garment workers in Los Angeles were making as little as $2 an hour.
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