Stories tagged: "Workers"


UPS teamsters and workers hold a rally in downtown Los Angeles, as a national strike deadline nears on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. A little more than a week after contract talks between United Parcel Service and the union representing 340,000 of its workers broke down, UPS said it will begin training nonunion employees in the U.S. to step in should there be a strike, which the union has vowed to do if no agreement is reached by the end of this month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
340,000 UPS Workers Could Strike on Aug. 1—Here’s Why

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.

Great Neck, N.Y.: A woman holds up a sign as she joins other protestors in a rally against what they perceive to be union busting tactics, outside a Starbucks in Great Neck, New York,  demanding the reinstatement of a former employee on August 15, 2022. (Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
Workers at Another Gilbert Starbucks Vote to Unionize for Better Conditions

Another Starbucks in Gilbert has voted to unionize, joining 7 others in Arizona.

(Courier Newsroom Illustration/Francesca Daly)
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. 

jill biden
First Lady Jill Biden Visits Mesa Community College to Talk College, Jobs

First Lady Jill Biden stopped in Mesa to vocalize again her support for Mesa College Promise, a public-private partnership that promises free college to eligible high school graduates.

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud. (Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
‘A Blue-Collar Blueprint to Rebuild America’: 7 Takeaways From Biden’s State of the Union

Biden’s blueprint includes several recently passed laws which are expected to create millions of good-paying jobs in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors. 

Starbucks workers in Litchfield Park celebrate filing their union petition on Jan. 27, 2023. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Litchfield Park Starbucks Files Petition to Unionize 

A Starbucks in Litchfield Park could be the sixth store in Arizona to unionize with Starbucks Workers United.