1. December 19, 2017

    Shubert’s Ice Cream and Candy

    Shubert’s Ice Cream and Candy has been in Chico, Calif. for almost eight decades now. But with the state’s minimum wage going up in 2018, owner Casey Reynolds says they…
  2. December 6, 2017

    Cool Beans

    Jeremy and Kelli Hawkinson, who own the Cool Beans coffee stand, are raising their prices and reducing hours to make up for the new labor costs. “Last year was a…
  3. June 21, 2017


    Heidi Mann, who with her husband owns a Subway franchise in Seattle near the Shoreline border, said she had seven employees, including her husband, two years ago. But she’s gradually…
  4. June 20, 2017

    Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria

    According to a Tucson Metro Chamber minimum wage survey, 13% of businesses said they were in danger of closing because of the minimum wage increase passing back in November. Rocco’s Little…
  5. March 12, 2017

    Flagstaff Nut House

    Nizar Olabi let minimum-wage workers go, cut the store hours to Thursday through Sunday and will raise prices on popcorn, ice cream and other treats. Olabi is worried about Flagstaff’s new…
  6. March 9, 2017

    North Town Coffeehouse

    According to owner Dave Tompkins, customers at his North Town Coffeehouse in Yakima and Selah, pay 5 percent more; his more senior employees got smaller raises; and Selah residents lost an…
  7. January 12, 2017

    Country Host West

    “We were a second location restaurant and making ends meet, but could not support such a drastic increase in the minimum wages mandated by the local Prop. 414 because our…
  8. June 6, 2016

    Tropical Smoothie Café

    “Last year, Laura Jankowski raised pay for entry-level employees at her three Tropical Smoothie Café franchise locations on Long Island to comply with New York laws raising minimum pay for fast-food chains.
  9. April 26, 2016

    Farley’s on 65th

    “After Emeryville’s wage increase, Hillyard said he had to increase the price of menu items by 5 percent to 20 percent. A roasted turkey and avocado sandwich that once cost…
  10. March 30, 2016

    Piggy Pat’s BBQ

    “This year New York state raised the minimum wage for servers from $5 an hour to $7.50 an hour. … Add to this an increase of minimum wage from $8.75 to…