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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.

four people posing in front of the US district courthouse in Phoenix
Judge Denies Request to Reinstate Phoenix Starbucks Workers 

The three workers involved were all leaders in union efforts at a Phoenix Starbucks, and claim the company took action against them for their organizing efforts.

car vending machine with Carvana logo lit up at night
Laid Off and Logged Out: Former Carvana Employees Speak Out

Tempe-based used-car seller Carvana laid off 2,500 employees, about 12% of its workforce, in May.

How Passing the PRO Act Would Change Arizona Starbucks’ Union Efforts

The PRO Act would affect Starbucks employees’ struggles with the company’s alleged union-busting efforts. 

Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Federal Officials Say Starbucks Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices in Phoenix

Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location.

(Photo by Jessica Swarner)
A Phoenix Starbucks Worker Pushed for a Union. Then She Was Fired.

Laila Dalton, a shift supervisor who was working to unionize the location at Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard, was fired the day before union election ballots were sent out.