Turns out that the pizza shop owner who warned on local news that $15 makes it "hard to survive" and threatens layoffs is actually currently hiring, reinvesting in his location, and banking on being around for many more years in the midst of citywide boom.Read More
Before Seattle's $15 minimum wage law started to phase in, 62% of employers said they planned to raise the prices at their own businesses. But their predictions were wrong again — a new UW study found no price increase at all!Read More
The Downtown Seattle Association wants everyone to know 2015 was a good year for business — even though before Seattle passed $15 they sent a letter to Mayor Murray threatening that business would close and jobs would be lost if the city raised wages.Read More
UW researchers have done an initial survey of the price impacts of Seattle's minimum wage law — and so far, there's effectively zero price impact from the first phase-in towards $15.