Grade 9-12

Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: Seattle restaurant industry caught in the middle of $15 minimum wage debate

Updated: April 30 2014,
Author: barrel fan
Open Video

Seattle’s push to raise the minimum wage to $15 has left owners and workers in the city’s restaurant industry conflicted. Caught between moral pressure on the one hand, and market pressure on the other, many businesses warn that such a hike could cut benefits and raise prices. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Seattle.