Stories tagged: "workers"


Baristas Natasha Mbazumutima and Cassidy Elliott pose in front of the Starbucks at 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale on Nov. 17, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Avondale, Mesa Starbucks Go on Strike for Red Cup Day

More than 2,000 Starbucks workers from over 100 stores across the country participated in Thursday’s strike. 

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. 

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Union Membership in Arizona Inches Up, Still Trails Most of the Nation

After bottoming out at 4% in 2017, labor union membership in Arizona has been slowly rising, but it is still well behind levels of previous years.

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Judge Denies Request to Reinstate Phoenix Starbucks Workers 

The three workers involved were all leaders in union efforts at a Phoenix Starbucks, and claim the company took action against them for their organizing efforts.

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Laid Off and Logged Out: Former Carvana Employees Speak Out

Tempe-based used-car seller Carvana laid off 2,500 employees, about 12% of its workforce, in May.

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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.

(Photo by Jessica Swarner)
A Phoenix Starbucks Worker Pushed for a Union. Then She Was Fired.

Laila Dalton, a shift supervisor who was working to unionize the location at Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard, was fired the day before union election ballots were sent out.