White Lawmakers Are Using Alabama’s Racist State Constitution To Keep Black Wages Down


White Lawmakers Are Using Alabama’s Racist State Constitution To Keep Black Wages Down

The Fight for $15 and self-rule | Organizations such as Greater Birmingham Ministries have worked since the late 1990s to raise wages in the city. But it wasn’t until Birmingham’s chapter of Fight for $15, called Raise Up for $15, got going in 2015 that they started to see action. “The glue that held that together was the weight of the authenticity of the Fight for $15 workers,” says Scott Douglas, executive director of Greater Birmingham Ministries.

Raise Up for $15, SEIU and Greater Birmingham Ministries staged a number of rallies and demonstrations in support of a wage increase. In April 2015 the Birmingham City Council …

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