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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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When Perla Balli she heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said: House and car payments, tuition for my oldest son’s college education and the expenses of caring for five children were the first things that came to my mind. No American worker should have to worry that their job will be taken from them unceremoniously and given to someone else. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement today proclaiming the federation's support for an executive order issued by President Obama protecting federal employees and employees of federal contractors against discrimination based on gender identity. Trumka said: Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. Read more >>>

Shedding Light on the Stars

On the set for Russell Crowe’s latest movie, “Noah,” Mario Pignard Jr. had the challenging task to create the impression of daylight in the middle of the night for an area larger than three football fields on Long Island. A highly specialized motion picture lighting technician, his skills were honed by other large projects, such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, when he used nine to 12 generators to light lower Manhattan’s bridges and business district. Read the full article>>>

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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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