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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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Some 3,800 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) are on strike at nine refineries operated by Shell, Marathon, Tesoro and LyondellBasell after Shell, the lead company in the National Oil Bargaining talks, “refused to provide us with a counteroffer and left the bargaining table,” said USW President Leo W. Gerard. The strike at the nine facilities began Monday, and the remaining USW-represented refineries and oil facilities are operating under a rolling 24-hour contract extension. The USW represents 65 U.S. refineries and more than 230 refineries, oil terminals, pipelines and petrochemical facilities in the United States. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal: In the State of the Union, President Obama forcefully advocated for working families and the bold actions we need to create an economy that truly works for all working people. His budget follows through with a number of proposals that would benefit American workers, such as repeal of harmful sequestration cuts, higher taxes on capital gains and a financial crisis fee on the largest financial institutions. These are all pieces to a robust program to raise wages.www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/ Read more >>>

Friends of the Feathered

As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>

Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income

Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.

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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 >>>

Learn about investing, good vs. bad debt and much 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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