Associated Press
In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015, cook Alex Romero looks out from the kitchen at the Skillet Diner in Seattle. Seattle’s new minimum wage law went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that will eventually raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Starting Wednesday, large businesses and national chains must raise their minimum pay to at least $11 an hour. Smaller businesses must pay at least $10 an hour. Seattle's current minimum wage is $9.47, the same as the Washington state minimum wage. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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