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Baristas Natasha Mbazumutima and Cassidy Elliott pose in front of the Starbucks at 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale on Nov. 17, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Avondale, Mesa Starbucks Go on Strike for Red Cup Day

More than 2,000 Starbucks workers from over 100 stores across the country participated in Thursday’s strike. 

Flight attendants picketing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sept. 27, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Southwest Flight Attendants Demand Boarding Pay, Safe Places to Rest, and More

Around 200 Southwest flight attendants and supporters picketed outside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last month to demand better working conditions. 

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From Buffalo to Arizona: A Starbucks Union Leader Reflects on the Movement

Former Starbucks union leader Bill Whitmire answered questions about his time with the company at a fundraiser for employees who were retaliated against while organizing.

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Union Membership in Arizona Inches Up, Still Trails Most of the Nation

After bottoming out at 4% in 2017, labor union membership in Arizona has been slowly rising, but it is still well behind levels of previous years.

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How a Tech Worker Is Making Union Membership Easier Than Ever 

We spoke with Scott Heric of Unionly about the intersection of technology and unions, as well as what he has learned in his time working in this space. 

Ralliers outside of a Starbucks at Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix on April 5, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
NLRB Dismisses Starbucks Charge Against Phoenix Union Organizers

The charge was one of two that Starbucks has filed against Workers United since the union began organizing late last year. More than 200 Starbucks locations have unionized since December.

Joan Steede, a home health care worker from Phoenix, pushing for action on the Build Back Better plan. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/Cronkite News)
An Arizona Home Care Worker Speaks on the Dark Side of the Profession 

Low wages among healthcare workers are proving to not just be demoralizing—they’re destroying the industry’s workforce.