Stories tagged: "wages"


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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.

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.

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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...

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The Diamondbacks Will Pay Ballpark Workers During Coronavirus Shutdown

The Diamondbacks announced that the $1 million from the MLB for ballpark workers will be used to pay everyone from concession workers to raffle attendants.

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Union Membership in Arizona Is the Highest It’s Been in a Decade. It’s Still Not Enough.

As union membership continues to grow in Arizona, union leadership is concerned that low wages will lead skilled labor to move elsewhere for a better paycheck.