September 4, 2023 Press Releases

Arizona Democratic Party on Labor Day

ARIZONA Former National Field Director for the Communications Workers of America and Chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party, Yolanda Bejarano issued the following statement celebrating Labor Day:

“This Labor Day, the Arizona Democratic Party celebrates our commitment to working people and continues our fight for working-class families in Arizona. With my background as a union organizer, I can confidently say that President Biden and Arizona Democrats are tireless advocates for labor. From protecting Arizona workers from extreme heat to Arizona Democrats’ unwavering defense of Social Security and Medicare, the Arizona Democratic Party will never stop fighting for worker’s rights.”

“As a union organizer, I worked to build worker power, and as the chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic party, I am committed to building worker power by uplifting voter power.” 

Here are a few highlights of how President Biden has delivered for workers and organized labor:

  • Over 13 million jobs created — including 800,000 new good-paying, manufacturing jobs created — many of which don’t require a four-year degree,
  • Wages are higher than last year and higher than before the pandemic, accounting for inflation—with lower wage workers seeing the largest gains,
  • Sparked over $480 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments, 
  • Hundreds of thousands of auto industry jobs created, including more than 120,000 auto manufacturing jobs,
  • Strengthening, modernizing, and expanding apprenticeship programs to help connect Americans to good paying union jobs,
  • Raised the minimum wage for federal workers and contractors,
  • Helped save the pensions of hundreds of thousands of union workers and retirees,
  • Ensuring the overwhelming majority of the investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act are covered by Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements,
  • Appointed a general counsel and board members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) who are committed to protecting the right of workers to organize.

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