The current minimum wage in Alabama is $7.25 an hour. There, a full-time minimum wage employee, if there are any, makes about $15,000 a year. That's not enough.
Presently, a small number of people in Birmingham are protesting for $15.00 an hour. I hope they get what they're asking, but I'm not so sure they will get it.
Seriously, an increase in the minimum wage is long overdue. Huntsville ought to take the lead; it's about time we start looking out for the little guy!
Consider this: the median income of an exotic dancer is $45,000. Fast food workers make about $7.91 per hour, on the average.