For quite some time now, many groups have been pushing for higher minimum wages. One such group is Raising Up Alabama, which wants a $15 wage for fast food workers. This group is planning to rally today in Tuscaloosa.

According to, last month, the Birmingham City Council voted to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 in July 2016 and again to $10.10 in July 2017, which Raise Up Alabama sees as a victory. The group's organizers say if that can be done in Birmingham, it can be done elsewhere in the state, and Tuscaloosa is the next target.

A rally was held at the McDonald's on University Boulevard in April, followed by another event in August. This time, all the action will take place downtown.