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Power Lines

Seattle's Next Big Labor Battle Will Be Over Flexible Scheduling

What does a $15 an hour minimum wage matter when you’re not getting any hours?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/22/2016


Why Some Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Away with Tipping

To tip or not to tip—is it really a question? The custom is so ingrained in restaurant goers that many of us will typically add at least 20 percent to the bill even if our server forgot that second drink. But its days are numbered.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/02/2016

Morning Fizz

Doubling Last Levy, Mayor Rolls Out $290 Million Affordable Housing Proposal

Murray on affordable housing, Republicans on minimum wage.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/04/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Diner’s Dilemma When Tip Is Included

With more restaurants tucking the gratuity into the bill, what to do when the service is lacking?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/19/2016

Morning Fizz

Labor Groups Gear Up for Statewide Minimum Wage Campaign

Ballot initiatives for 2016 and liberals against taxes.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/28/2015

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: Bustling Beginnings and Brunch

Chophouse Row opens with farm-to-mouth ice cream and cheese, Bar Sajor serves weekend brunch, and Seattle's favorite molten cake shop readies a second location for Capitol Hill.

  • By Jeanny Rhee
  • Published 05/01/2015

Morning Fizz

Council Candidates Spar and Council Members Spar

Caffeinated news featuring lightning rounds, kickoffs, and federal legislation

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/30/2015

Minimum Wage

Renee Erickson's Restaurants Will Abolish Tipping

Instead, diners pay an 18.5 percent surcharge.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/21/2015


"I Worry That People Are Going to Lose Their Jobs"

A minimum wage story

  • By Bridget Maloney and Allison Williams
  • Published 04/08/2015

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Beef and Wages

A new Korean steakhouse in Pioneer Square, Blue Moon Burgers in West Seattle, and opening salvos of our new minimum wage.

  • By Jeanny Rhee
  • Published 04/03/2015


“I Feel Like I’m Really Not Living Life”

A minimum wage story.

  • By Bo Johnson and Bernard Ellouk
  • Published 04/02/2015


PubliCalendar: UW Students Take the Streets on April Fools' Day

Today's picks for civic nerds

  • By Atoosa Moinzadeh
  • Published 04/01/2015


PubliCalendar: 'Fusion Economics,' or How We Can Fix the International Economy

Today's picks for civic nerds

  • By Atoosa Moinzadeh
  • Published 03/31/2015


What It’s Like to Live on Minimum Wage

Seattleites who live by the hour tell us their stories.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 03/24/2015

Morning Fizz

Increasing Police Accountability? Workers' Wages? and Trees?

Caffeinated news featuring the progressive agenda in Olympia and trees in Seattle

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/02/2015

Morning Fizz

Gov. Inslee Delivers Populist State of the State Speech

Caffeinated News featuring Gov. Inslee's class conscious State of the State speech.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/14/2015

Morning Fizz

An Equal Opportunity Skeptic

Caffeinated News featuring a "die in," a tax break, and a debate.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 12/01/2014


Poll: Eyman Minimum Wage Repeal "Below Usual Measure of Viability"

Poll finds Eyman minimum wage repeal with shaky numbers.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 10/24/2014


What Do We Want? $15! When Do We Want It? In a Little While!

The secret history of Seattle’s minimum wage law.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/30/2014

This Washington

Poll: WA Voters Think $15 Minimum Will Hurt Economy

A new poll shows that statewide voters think a $15 state minimum wage would be more likely to hurt than help the economy. But the results may have something to do with the wording of the question.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/17/2014
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