Stories tagged: "labor rights"


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This Arizona Veterinarian Supports the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Ban Noncompete Clauses

Arizona veterinarian Anna George supports the FTC's proposal to ban noncompete clauses to protect the wellbeing of workers.

Starbucks workers pose for a photo during a rally with the AFL-CIO and NFL Players Association on Feb. 11 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
NFL Players Union President Calls Starbucks Labor Movement ‘Critical’ at Avondale Rally

Members of the NFL Players Union and the AFL-CIO joined Starbucks workers on Feb. 11 to show worker solidarity before the Super Bowl in Glendale. 

Waiter Joe Zarate, of Tempe, Ariz., delivers food to one of his tables as hundreds of patrons take advantage of the Denny's free Grand Slam Breakfast national giveaway at a local Denny's restaurant Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
This Ballot Initiative Would Eliminate the Tipped Wage in Arizona

Arizona voters could have the chance to eliminate the state’s tipped minimum wage in 2024 if labor advocates can gather enough signatures to get the One Fair Wage Act on the ballot. 

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Circle K Agrees to Pay $8M to Resolve Disability, Pregnancy Discrimination Charges

Circle K, headquartered in Tempe, has agreed to pay $8 million to resolve disability, pregnancy, and retaliation discrimination charges. 

FILE - Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a rail worker strike. The administration is delivering that message personally to Democratic senators in a closed-door session Thursday, Dec. 1.  (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days

Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.

6 Influential Women Who Helped Shaped Arizona History

From breaking glass ceilings to championing for the rights of marginalized communities, these women’s stories are worth sharing.

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.