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Mexico's striking teachers say they're being scapegoated

Educators are fighting reforms they say won't address the education system's real problems: inadequate budgets and endemic corruption.... Read more»

Az marks 150th anniversary of Battle of Picacho Peak

Now it's a place for hiking or to stop at Dairy Queen but 150 years ago Sunday, it was the site of a small but violent engagement between Union and Confederate troops.... Read more»1

United Farm Workers co-founder Richard Chavez dies

Richard Chávez, who joined his brother César Chávez to help form the United Farm Workers and fought for the rights of migrants, died Wednesday afternoon from complications following a surgery in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital. He was 81. (with videos)... Read more»

Voters approve secret-ballot proposition for union organizing

Employees interested in forming a union in Arizona may find the process a little lengthier after voters approved a proposition requiring a secret ballot vote.... Read more»

Analysis

Why is the public suddenly down on unions?

Americans have expressed positive attitudes toward unions for as long as pollsters have been asking, and for decades approval of labor unions has hovered around 60%. But starting in 2009 public opinion toward labor unions dropped. Why?... Read more»

Farmworkers to those worried about illegal workers: 'Take Our Jobs'

For those who grouse that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens and legal residents, the United Farm Workers of America has a challenge: Apply to be a farm worker.... Read more»

Tucson City Council

City Council won't consider changing overtime pay rules

The City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to drop further consideration of new overtime rules that would require 40 hours of on the job work before an employee could earn overtime pay.... Read more»