Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn’t cut restaurant jobs
SEATTLE | A new study says Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs.
The report, from the University of California, Berkeley, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases in local, state and federal minimum wages.
The report focused on food service jobs, which some critics said could be disproportionately affected if increased wages forced restaurants to cut workers’ hours. The report’s author, Michael Reich, says that hasn’t been the case.