February 1, 2017

WBRC-TV Mia Watkins January 31, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –Tuesday morning, Birmingham William Mayor Bell held a press conference with community leaders to name Birmingham a “welcoming city.” He named severalways for the city to be inclusive and welcoming to citizens, regardless of immigration status. “Every individual who resides, works, plays or come through the …

July 4, 2016

The Wall Street Journal June 30, 016 by MELANIE TROTTMAN Fast-food workers and civil-rights groups in Birmingham, Ala., are expanding their constitutional challenge to a recent state law that prohibits cities from setting their own higher minimum wages by adding more participants and a voting-rights claim to bolster their original lawsuit. Read …

June 18, 2016

Think Progress June 16, 2016 by  BRYCE COVERT & EVAN POPP Antoin Adams likes working, and working hard. In his job at a KFC in Birmingham, Alabama, he’s responsible for cooking food, cleaning the restaurant, and keeping track of the inventory. But all that hard work has yet to even nudge …

May 26, 2016

On Labor May 25, 2016 by Melissa Greenberg Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day …

May 12, 2016

Defending Civil Rights in the South Grassroots activists in North Carolina and Alabama are fighting to protect civil rights and local democracy. Thousands of activists protested North Carolina’s newanti-LGBT law last week. The law prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and also preempts …