By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on May 1 proposed a phased-in increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years — a compromise endorsed by both business and labor that would make the city’s pay baseline the highest in the nation.
By Assunta Ng Anxiety struck the Asian business community on April 24, when Mayor Ed Murray was supposed to announce his plan in the afternoon for the $15 minimum wage.
By The Ethnic Community Coalition Although Seattle’s proposed $15/hour minimum wage increase has been publicly debated since last fall, we local ethnic and immigrant small business owners have just begun to realize the negative impact the wage hike will have on our businesses and on our employees. For months, we tried to ignore it. In […]
The following letters to KIRO TV were sent to the Northwest Asian Weekly for publication. Dear KIRO TV, Thank you for your piece on the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it can affect the immigrant community and businesses. We have not heard the side of the minimum wage opposition and how it will hurt […]
From: multicultural and minority small business owners of Seattle To: Mayor Ed Murray Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for sharing your time with us to evaluate and learn of our concerns, thoughts, and positions regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage and its affect on the immigrant community, minority groups, and small businesses working and living in […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many
Yen Lam, owner of Lam’s Seafood at 1221 S. King St., will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Chase bank that features local entrepreneurs. The Mission Main Street campaign features nine business owners from all over the country and the advertising includes digital media, radio, business and trade print publications. “These entrepreneurs represent […]
Woman Leaders in New Ventures WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. WHERE: New Hong Kong Restaurant, 900 S. Jackson St. #203, Seattle Honorees: Maire Chacon & Lesly Chacon Maud Daudon Sophath Chou Adriana Medina Angela Shen Anjana Shanker Beverly Norris Edna Daigre Kira Bundlie & Lisa Strom Kendee Yamaguchi Purple Tramble Natasha Savage […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s plastic bag ban has had mixed results for businesses, but for Asian grocery stores the impact has been more negative than for most due to increased costs, misunderstandings from customers, and increased shoplifting.
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Yen Lam-Steward started working with her father at Lam’s Seafood Market from its humble beginnings on the corner of Main Street in 1991, running the cash register, scaling fish, and cleaning crab.