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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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All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>

It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>

Nights of Labor Studies

Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>

 

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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