A key part of improving futures for Arizona working families is moving progressive policy, especially at the municipal level. Since 2008, CASE has prided itself on helping to create policies that increase job security, protect pay and benefits, and enhance access to services for working families in Phoenix. Some of CASE’s policy wins include:
A 2009 “Worker Retention” requirement that protected the jobs of 1,200 food service workers when the City of Phoenix reissued the $100,000,000 food service concessions for Sky Harbor Airport’s Terminal. Today, this same worker retention language is the standard for all contracts issued by the City of Phoenix
A 2012 “Best Value Bidding” process for the Sky Harbor Airport Terminal 4 custodial contracts, which guaranteed paid sick and vacation days, as well as a higher minimum wage for 200 mostly immigrant and refugee custodians at Sky Harbor Airport.
A 2015 ballot initiative in the City of Phoenix that authorized a $31.5 billion expansion of public transportation and public safety personnel into the low-income areas of south and west Phoenix.
A contribution to 2016 effort to pass the Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206, which will raise the state’s minimum wage to $12.00 per hour by 2020. It also provides five days of paid sick leave per year.