If a statewide minimum-wage increase to $13.50 is adopted by voters, it could have unpredictable effects on food service and other businesses. After Seattle's new minimum wage law took effect last year, Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants announced it was jacking up its prices by about 21 percent, eliminating tipping as a routine procedure and immediately paying all its hourly workers $15 per hour.
If a statewide minimum-wage increase to $13.50 is adopted by voters, it could have unpredictable effects on food service and other businesses. After Seattle's new minimum wage law took effect last year, Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants announced it was jacking up its prices by about 21 percent, eliminating tipping as a routine procedure and immediately paying all its hourly workers $15 per hour. Elaine Thompson AP file photo, 2015
If a statewide minimum-wage increase to $13.50 is adopted by voters, it could have unpredictable effects on food service and other businesses. After Seattle's new minimum wage law took effect last year, Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants announced it was jacking up its prices by about 21 percent, eliminating tipping as a routine procedure and immediately paying all its hourly workers $15 per hour. Elaine Thompson AP file photo, 2015

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Minimum wage initiative goes a buck fifty too far

September 24, 2016 2:37 PM

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