Alabama Fast Food Workers Sue State Over Minimum Wage Law

April 28, 2016

They’re claiming racial discrimination

Fast food workers in Birmingham, Ala., are suing their state government over a law that negates a recent minimum wage increase, reports Reuters. The workers, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Greater Birmingham Ministries, allege the state law is racially discriminatory.

Last August, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage from the federal mandate of $7.25 an hour to $8.50 in July 2016 and $10.10 one year later. But in February, Governor Robert Bentley signed into law a bill that prohibits Alabama municipalities…