Stories tagged: "working class"

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Maricopa County Approves $12M for Apprenticeship Program

The program helped nearly 350 people find apprenticeships in fiscal year 2022 and is expected to help 3,000 people find apprenticeships through 2026.

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Circle K Agrees to Pay $8M to Resolve Disability, Pregnancy Discrimination Charges

Circle K, headquartered in Tempe, has agreed to pay $8 million to resolve disability, pregnancy, and retaliation discrimination charges. 

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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.