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The Maricopa Area Labor Federation is a voluntary federation of labor unions in Maricopa County, Arizona, representing affiliates with over 105,000 members. About us.

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We're on our phones all day, returning that text from mom, checking fantasy football scores and deleting all those pesky store emails we don't remember signing up for, but it's about time we use our phones for what they're made for: human conversations. If you don’t want 2014 to be a repeat of 2010, it’s time to pick up that phone and make a call to make sure working people in critical states turn out to vote in this election. Read more >>>


In a powerful speech given at the Missouri AFL-CIO Convention, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took time to address the shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown and the issues of race and class the shooting reignited in the national conversation. Trumka emphasized that racism is still a significant issue that we face not only as a country, but as a labor movement. He noted that both Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Brown, and Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother, are union members. Read more >>>

Training Up Down Under

In 2012, the Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) and Australia’s Plumbing Trades Employees Union (PTEU) entered into a unique affiliation agreement to combat global climate change by sharing industry best practices, particularly around alternate forms of energy generation, such as biofuels and geothermal technology. The affiliation allows for joint skills training and employment initiatives in the United States, Canada and Australia. Read the full article>>>

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

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The fight to "Save America's Postal Service" is far from over and we must keep up the momentum. It is time to take our message back to the American people and show Congress that the public stands with us on saving Saturday delivery. Six-day delivery is crucial to the health of the USPS. Read more >>>

The AFL-CIO National Boycott List

The Union Label & Service Trades Department maintains and publishes the "Don't Buy" list of companies being boycotted and the products and services involved. Click Here for the Boycott List.

DAY OF ACTION!
“Jobs, not Cuts" Rally
Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 201 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85003
When: 10:00am Saturday, October 15, 2011

#OccupyPhoenix
Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 201 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85003
When: 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 15 - ongoing 

What: #OccupyTucson
Where: 221 S. 6th Av. Tucson, AZ 85701
When: 9:00am Saturday, October 15, 2011

What: "Jobs, not Cuts" Rally
Where: 260 S. Church Ave Tucson, AZ 85701
When: 11:00am Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Labor Federation Endorsed Candidates Head into November Runoff
Phoenix voters reject anti-union campaign rhetoric in city elections Read more >>>

Gosar-A-No-No

Gongressman Paul Gosar's voting record has left seniors and workers just saying NO!
Arizona's Worst Politicians

The Maricopa Area Labor Federation has passed a resolution supporting Teamster members who are on strike at Redburn Tire Company. Read more >>>

The Maricopa Area Labor Federation invites union members and their families to UNITE for Labor Day 2011 on the island.

(From our friends at IBEW local 429)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Click on the link above to view an AFL-CIO “DO BUY” list of Union Made Products. Tired of hearing I can't afford to buy Union Made Products from friends and family? This list has items that are usually less than $1.00.

 Today, the Maricopa Area Labor Federation announced its endorsements for upcoming Fall 2011 municipal elections. The 105,000-member strong local AFL-CIO coalition endorsed Greg Stanton, candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, as well as several city council candidates and incumbents in the cities of Phoenix and Surprise.

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