Stories

  1. June 21, 2017

    Subway

    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…
  2. May 16, 2017

    The Real Faces of $15

    Small businesses across the country are closing their doors due to minimum wage hikes. You can watch their stories unfold here at Facesof15.com…
  3. May 16, 2017

    Tastes of Life

    Tastes of Life, a nonprofit, faith-based restaurant closed in 2014 due to an increase in the minimum wage in Michigan. You can listen to the story of Jack Mosley…
  4. May 16, 2017

    Del Rio Diner

    Larry Georgeton, co-owner of the Del Rio Diner in Brooklyn, NY, closed in July 2016 because of New York’s rising minimum wage. He explained of his employees, “when I told…
  5. May 16, 2017

    Leaving Upstate New York for Pennsylvania

    New York’s pain has been Pennsylvania’s gain. In New York’s Southern Tier that borders Pennsylvania, business owner Jim McCanney was forced to move his business across the border to save…
  6. April 27, 2017

    Almost Perfect Bookstore

    Kelley Ulmer closed her Almost Perfect Bookstore after 25 years of business. The minimum wage increases were the death knell for her popular business. http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cathie-anderson/article92497937.html…
  7. April 27, 2017

    ARGYLEHaus of Apparel

    As California’s minimum wage jumped to $10.50 this year, on its way to $15, Houman Salem, the owner of ArgyleHaus of Apparel was forced to look outside the state. He’s move…
  8. April 27, 2017

    Sterling’s Family Childcare

    Muriel Sterling has operated a family childcare facility since 1974. She was forced to drop families from her care and reduce staff in order to keep up with minimum wage…
  9. April 27, 2017

    Abbot’s Cellar

    Abbot’s Cellar, once one of the San Francisco’s top 100 restaurants, closed its doors in 2015  and cited the minimum-wage hike as a determining factor. You can listen to more…