Employers, workers differ on wage hike

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Posted: March 14, 2013

The Winchester Star

Natalie Nunez fills a coffee maker Wednesday in the Dunkin’ Donuts section of the Handy Mart on North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522). Robert Claytor, president of Winchester-based fuel distributor H.N. Funkhouser & Co., which operates 20 area Handy Marts, said higher wages would mean higher consumer prices. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Judy Ruble is a worker at the Subway sandwich shop in the Handy Mart on North Frederick Pike.

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