February 29, 2016

WBRC Alan Collins 2/25/16 MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) – Governor Robert Bentley signed a bill into law in Thursday that prevents cities and municipalities from setting their own minimum wage. This week the Birmingham City Council voted to increase minimum wage to $10.10. Alabama senators voted overwhelmingly to block Birmingham’s minimum …

February 24, 2016

The Nation Spencer Woodman 2/22/16 Last August, after a campaign led by a coalition of labor advocates and neighborhood organizations, Birmingham became the first city in the Deep South to raise its minimum wage. The increase was relatively modest—it sought to raise the city’s pay floor incrementally from $7.25 an hour …