Morning Fizz

Minimum Wage Measure Outperforms Clinton in Blue Washington

1433 does better than Clinton in Washington state, ad hoc anti-Trump meetup on Capitol Hill

11/14/2016 By Josh Feit

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?

04/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Explainer

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.

03/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

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

Murray on affordable housing, Republicans on minimum wage.

02/04/2016 By Josh Feit

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?

01/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Fizz

Labor Groups Gear Up for Statewide Minimum Wage Campaign

Ballot initiatives for 2016 and liberals against taxes.

12/28/2015 By Josh Feit

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.

05/01/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Morning Fizz

Council Candidates Spar and Council Members Spar

Caffeinated news featuring lightning rounds, kickoffs, and federal legislation

04/30/2015 By Josh Feit

Minimum Wage

Renee Erickson's Restaurants Will Abolish Tipping

Instead, diners pay an 18.5 percent surcharge.

04/21/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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.

04/03/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Article

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

A minimum wage story.

04/02/2015 With Bernard Ellouk By Bo Johnson

PubliCalendar

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

Today's picks for civic nerds

04/01/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Article

What It’s Like to Live on Minimum Wage

Seattleites who live by the hour tell us their stories.

03/24/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Morning Fizz

Increasing Police Accountability? Workers' Wages? and Trees?

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

02/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Gov. Inslee Delivers Populist State of the State Speech

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

01/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

An Equal Opportunity Skeptic

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

12/01/2014 By Morning Fizz

Article

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

Poll finds Eyman minimum wage repeal with shaky numbers.

10/24/2014 By Josh Feit

Feature

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

The secret history of Seattle’s minimum wage law.

07/30/2014 By Josh Feit