The Henrico Citizen

Senate repeals ‘Jim Crow’ minimum wage exemptions

The Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill to repeal a Jim Crow era- law that legalized wage discrimination against many African-Americans. The Senate voted to rescind the law that allows employers to pay less than minimum wage to “newsboys, shoe-shine boys, ushers, doormen, concession attendants and theater cashiers” — jobs to which many African-Americans were relegated decades ago. The […]

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