A coalition of clergy, fast food workers and labor advocates rallied Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala., to defend a bill establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour in the city of Birmingham, Ala.
Courtesy of Raise Up For $15
A coalition of fast food workers, clergy and advocates rallied at the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., today as a fight escalated in the state over a proposed minimum wage.
Alabama has no minimum wage, and last year, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve an increase from $7.25 (the federal minimum wage that most employers go by) to $10.10 an hour in the future. But a bill filed in the Alabama legislature on Feb. 11, if passed, would prevent the city from establishing its own minimum wage, which would block the proposed increase.