project labor agreements, unions, AFL-CIO
Nov 20, 2023

Putting workers back in spotlight: challenging misconceptions on project labor agreements

A recent article in the Guest Commentaries section of the Arizona Capitol Times titled "We need to protect employers and workers" by the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AZAGC) Inc. blurs the lines between corporate interests and the well-being of workers.

inmate fees, reform, incarceration, Corrections
Nov 9, 2023

Corrections seeks funds to phase out inmate fees 

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry requested funding in the next fiscal year to start phasing out the use of fees on deposits to inmate accounts and visitor background checks to supplement the department’s building renewal fund.  

jobs, unemployment, Census Bureau, workers, Arizona
Sep 5, 2023

Jobless rate is down, wages up, but not all is worth celebrating

Arizona’s unemployment is at the lowest rate in decades, there are more jobs than workers available to fill them and salaries are inching up, all of which should be good indicators for workers. Experts say – it depends.

rent, Atlanta, inflation, Congress, Phoenix
Jun 20, 2023

Eviction filings are 50% higher than they were pre-pandemic in some cities as rents rise

After a lull during the pandemic, eviction filings by landlords have come roaring back, driven by rising rents and a long-running shortage of affordable housing.

minimum wage, Flagstaff, Tucson, Rogers, Hobbs, tourism-related employers, tax credit, growth
Feb 6, 2023

Tax credit headline missed the forest through the trees

A recent article headline published in the Arizona Capitol Times unfairly mischaracterized SB1108 – Senator Wendy Rogers’ income tax credit bill for businesses located in municipalities like Flagstaff and Tucson with higher wage mandates than the state wage mandate. The headline purports those cities to whom the bill would apply stand to lose. We disagree. 

Dec 22, 2022

Brnovich says Tucson source of income nondiscrimination ordinance violates state law 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich determined a recent housing ordinance passed in Tucson which forbids source of income to be considered in rental housing applications contradicts state law. 

Jun 15, 2022

Disabled vets getting short-changed 

Please introduce legislation now to set compensation at least at the level of the National Average Wage Index for all types of totally and permanently disabled veterans.

May 10, 2022

Minor league players, MLB reach deal in minimum wage suit

Minor league players and Major League Baseball have reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging teams violated minimum wage laws.

Feb 25, 2019

ERA legislation assures equality for all

Equality in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness constitutionally is guaranteed to all American citizens. That very notion is so etched in our nation’s history and seared in our hearts and minds that its absence defies logic. Nonetheless, more than half of U.S. citizens lack equal application and protection of law under the Constitution.

Sep 19, 2016

State Chamber of Commerce faces ‘uphill climb’ in opposing minimum wage measure

Three weeks before Arizonans start voting, a statewide business group has finally launched a campaign to kill Proposition 206.

Apr 28, 2016

Senate advances minimum wage ballot measure

Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state's minimum wage -- but in a way that businesses actually want.