We at Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE) are proud to reflect on this year as a turning point in our growth as an organization. Starting from our base in the labor movement, we have trained young service workers to lead the fight for working people to have a voice in their government. It is these leaders that embody the work CASE has accomplished.
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In Phoenix, Partnership affiliate Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE) has been dedicated to ensuring that the democratic process is fair and available to all this election season. With hundreds of thousands of votes not counted in the days after the November 6 election, community members gathered outside the Maricopa County Elections Office to ensure that the vote of the under-represented Latino community was counted too.
In the last several months, CASE has kicked off a pair of jobs campaigns in the city of Phoenix. The more advanced of those campaigns surrounds the job security of between 700 and 1,000 workers in food service, parking, and ground transportation at Sky Harbor Airport. Represented by our partner unions UNITE HERE! Local 631 and UFCW Local 99, those workers have struggled for years to raise the quality of their jobs—winning improvements in wages and health insurance, along with health and safety measures like floor mats for workers who stand on concrete for eight hours a day, forty hours a week. In doing so, those workers have raised the floor for all of the approximately 4,000 terminal service workers at the airport.