Continuing the displacement of good jobs here in North America to countries of lower labor standards, Men's Wearhouse, who also owns Canadian retail chain Moores and had a reported revenue of $1.9 billion last year, is closing it's factory in Montreal in order to "remain competitive” in the words of CEO George Zimmer. You can tell Mr. Zimmer how disgusted you are thanks to a E-Action campaign sponsored by UNITE-HERE, which can be found at Tell George Zimmer: Our Jobs Matter!
So get E-Active, support your brothers and sisters in Montreal, it's an easy thing to do, send the E-Mail. Click the image below.This February, Texas-based men’s apparel giant Men’s Wearhouse – which owns Canadian retail chain Moores as well as MW Tux – announced it will close its Montréal factory where suits for the company are made, leaving 600 workers out in the cold.
Men’s Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer claims they have no choice but to close the factory in order to “remain competitive” – this from a company that reported revenue of $1.9 billion last year. From the same company that has seen its net income more than double between 2005 and 2007 – something doesn’t add up!Tell me more
Talking PointsBy moving its clothing production to countries where low pay is the norm, we suspect that Men’s Wearhouse executives think they can cut costs and pocket larger profits.
Since 1961, workers at Golden Brand factory in Montreal have been making quality suits, helping to build the reputation of Moores and later its parent company, Men’s Wearhouse – and this is how they’re repaid.You can help workers like Nelia Tavares, who has worked at Golden Brand as a machine operator for 16 years, and her husband who is also employed there.
“I don’t know what I’ll do without this job,” she explains. “The company is forgetting about the workers who have given years of their lives to make the company strong.”