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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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How Levi Strauss & Co. is using lasers to make jeans

Mar 7, 2018
Automation touches many consumer products — the cars we drive, the sneakers we put on and now the jeans we wear.  Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to swap out garment workers for laser machines that could create the worn look on a pair of jeans in less than two minutes. Suzanne Kapner, a reporter […]