San Jose's Minimum Wage Already Paying Off

Pizza My Heart jumps into San Jose minimum wage debate early

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    San Jose's Measure D, which boosts that city's minimum wage to $10 an hour, is about to kick in. Scott Budman reports.

    San Jose's Measure D, which boosts that city's minimum wage to $10 an hour, is about to kick in.

    But while it's still being debated, and even before Monday makes it official, we found a restaurant that's already serving up the dough - to its employees.

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    Pizza My Heart has been in San Jose for a long time. It's one of many in the Bay Area, but now it's in the spotlight, because owner Chuck Hammers decided to start paying his employees $10 an hour even before it was mandated. And he says it's been a good decision.

    In fact, Hammers says some of his employees in other cities are asking to move their jobs to San Jose for the higher wage.

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    So, if your slice costs a bit more, you'll know why.

    And the person serving it to you might have a bigger smile on their face than before.

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    Scott serves it up on Twitter: @scottbudman