THE APPAREL LABOR SHORTAGE by Manuel Gaetan, Ph.D., P.E. Scovill Fasteners Inc. 450 Harmon Meadow Blvd. ... In addition, the recent intermediate minimum wage increase to $3.80, and the soon to come 1991 minimum wage of $4.25, ... Manuel Gaetan, Ph.D., P.E. President aamp; CEO WORKSHOPS aamp; SEMINARS AMERICAN APPAREL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION Intimate Apparel Council.