Editorials Jun 22, 2019

Push for higher minimum wages

Companies need to consider rising minimum wages not as a threat to their bottom lines but as an opportunity to secure the manpower they need and improve their productivity by making necessary investments.

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Business Jun 27, 2017

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it ...

Editorials Dec 11, 2015

Much-needed minimum wage hike

The Abe administration is on the right track in trying to raise the minimum wage — not only would it be of benefit to the working poor, but consumer spending would also grow.