Hugo Boss has annual sales of over $300 million in the American market. The Cleveland plant made Hugo Boss suits and employed 300 people. It’s another American clothing shop to shut down, few are left. I hope someone who was a leader in that shop can find a way to take the talented, dedicated workers and create a new shop, find some business and keep some of those people employed and the skill of making suits alive in America.
Below is an excerpt from the article at Cleveland.com:
Workers United said Hugo Boss told labor leaders early in negotiations that it wanted to move suit production to low-wage plants in Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria.
“The only plan they offered to save the plant was a one year trial experiment which was grounded in the reduction of wages by 35 percent – from $12.80 an hour to $8.30 an hour,” Workers United said in its rally flier.