Stories tagged: "Essential workers"


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. 

Photo by Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images
US Agency Considers Revoking Arizona’s Work Safety Oversight

Arizona is the only state that refused to implement a temporary emergency standard related to COVID-19 last June.

Michelle Eisen, fourth from right, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, announces to the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, who were gathered at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, a delay in the vote, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. The NLRB delayed the vote due to an appeal by Starbucks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Two Arizona Starbucks Are on the Path to Unionize

The nationwide wave of support for labor unions has hit 70 Starbucks stores in 21 states, including locations in Mesa and Phoenix.

woman looking at laptop screen with phone in hand
National Labor Relations Board Launches Spanish-Language Website

The site provides a place for Spanish-speaking workers to file unfair practice charges and petitions for union elections in their native language.

Photo by Jessica Swarner
Activists Call on Sinema to Support $15 Minimum Wage

Women make up more than two-thirds of workers with tipped jobs, which have a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

Photo by Jake Hines
Phoenix Transit, Postal Workers Are Getting Vaccinated This Weekend as Pandemic Passes One Year Mark

It’s been one year since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, and essential workers are finally getting vaccinated.

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a worker restocks products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘Getting Sick Every Day’: Arizona Grocery Store Workers Want to Know When They Will Be Vaccinated

Food service workers were deemed essential during the early stages of the pandemic, but most are still not prioritized for vaccination.