In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Arizona was $324,800. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $434,700, a nearly 34% increase, according to Redfin. Renters are also paying more in the state. In Phoenix, the average cost of rent was $1,558 per month as of July 2023, a 22% increase from 2020, when that figure was only $1,283.
“[These] charges are taking real money out of the pockets of American families. These junk fees can add up to hundreds of dollars, weighing down family budgets, making it harder to pay family bills,” President Biden said on Wednesday.
Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. "These part-timers are working at poverty wages," Teamsters President Sean O'Brien said.