- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham City Council is set to consider the establishment of a $10.10 minimum wage in the city.

Multiple media outlets report that the council could vote on an ordinance as soon as Tuesday.

Last month, several dozen people rallied outside City Hall after a council meeting to show support for an ordinance requiring all businesses within the city and those contracted through the city to raise the minimum wage.

Alabama doesn’t have a minimum wage law, meaning the standard is the federal floor of $7.25. An employee who works 40 hours a week at minimum wage makes about $15,000 annually.

Council President Johnathan Austin submitted the ordinance, which proposes first increasing the minimum wage to $8.50 in July 2016 and again to $10.10 in July 2017.

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