City Hall

New Survey Documents Workers' Scheduling Woes, Though Finds Majority "Satisfied" with Status Quo

Following up $15, city council continues to study secured scheduling legislation, though some workers said new rules aren't needed.

07/27/2016 By Spencer Ricks

Ongoing Sagas

Whatever Happened to SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage?

Good question, but it’s tough to answer because the story is still evolving.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

City Hall

The Follow Up to $15: Secured Scheduling

The bottom line in labor's latest fight is more about power than money.

04/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Critic's Notebook

What It's Really Like to Work in a Seattle Restaurant

New survey gives it to us straight.

11/02/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Fizz

Under Pressure, Burgess Will Reveal Which Council Members Voted for Which Finalists

Caffeinated news featuring the vacancy, the Northeast 130th Street station, and the minimum wage

04/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Article

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

A minimum wage story.

04/02/2015 With Bernard Ellouk By Bo Johnson

Article

“It Was Too Expensive to Use Public Transportation”

A minimum wage story.

03/24/2015 By Dylan Paul

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

Quote Unquote

McKenna Haley Is on Her Way to Making $15 an Hour

Like the rest of Seattle’s minimum wage workers, she’ll get her first pay increase this month.

03/23/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

Judge Rejects $15 Injunction for Franchisees

Caffeinated news featuring the $15 minimum wage, payday loans, and rain

03/18/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Restaurateurs Say $15 Had Nothing to do with Closures; More Restaurants Opening

Local restaurant entrepreneurs unwind misleading Fox News report.

03/17/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant Critical of $15 Oversight Plan (and $140 Million Tunnel Contingency Plan)

Caffeinated News featuring the tunnel, the $15 minimum wage, and Kshama Sawant

02/10/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Former Burgess Aide Will Not Run for Council

Caffeinated news featuring council candidates, landmark settlements, and news of the year

12/30/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Power Went Out

Caffeinated news featuring the King County Democrats, #BlackLivesMatter, and big praise for Seattle.

12/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "Concerns That This Legislation Will Result in Higher Rents"

Caffeinated News featuring aPodments, bike sharing, and a city by city strategy.

10/13/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "Why Is This Your Bailiwick?"

Caffeinated News featuring SPD staffing snafu, district elections, a new poll, workers' stories, and more.

10/07/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: National Recognition for Mayor Murray on $15, but Not Sawant.

The day's winners and losers.

09/04/2014 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Guest Editorial: It's a McWedding and I'm Lovin' It

Working Washington's fast food policy director says franchises should pay the same minimum wage as every other big corporation.

08/06/2014 By Sejal Parikh

City Hall

Sawant on the Cutting Room Floor: An Outtake from My Seattle Met Feature

Sawant addresses the claim that without union money from the likes of UFCW, a counter-initiative to Murray's $15 proposal was DOA.

07/31/2014 By Josh Feit