Stories tagged: "minimum wage"


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After a Year of Stagnation, Cost of Living in Phoenix Catches up With Wage Increase

While wages increased at an average pace in 2020 and 2021, inflation stagnated one year and nearly doubled the next.

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Poll: Young Arizonans Care About the Economy, Disapprove of Both Republicans and Democrats

Millennials and Gen Z-age voters make up nearly half of Arizona’s electorate: nearly 22% of registered voters are 29 years old or younger, and 23% are between the ages of 30 and 44.

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Sinema Doesn’t Talk to Her Voters. But Corporate Money Talks to Her.

This year, Sinema has opposed a minimum wage increase, a wealth tax, and drug price reform—all policies supported by a majority of Arizonans. 

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Tucson Voters Have the Chance to Raise Their Minimum Wage on Tuesday

Voters in Tucson are being asked to approve a new minimum wage higher than Arizona's current baseline pay.

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Here Are Some Entry-Level Arizona Jobs Paying at Least $15 an Hour

Some Arizona businesses are also offering $100+ sign-on bonuses as they refill their ranks after COVID closures.

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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.

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Phoenix Coffee Shop Proving $15 Minimum Wage Is Possible

“We have had this long-term vision of how coffee can be a career path for individuals.” Adrian Garcia started working at Xanadu Coffee in downtown Phoenix as a barista when the shop opened in October.  It was the promise of the $15 minimum wage that first attracted him to the job — something unheard of...