What is the Arizona Worker Stories Project?
The Workers' Rights Clinic of the James E. Rogers College of Law is publishing the real life stories of members of our community who work for the minimum wage or at jobs without paid sick leave.
A person working full-time for Arizona’s current minimum wage of $8.05 per hour earns an annual salary that is less than the federal poverty level for a family of three. In Tucson, three quarters of full-time employees who earn less than $15,000 per year do not have paid sick leave.
At the Workers' Rights Clinic, we are collaborating with hardworking members of our community to tell the stories about what it’s like to get by on the minimum wage or while working at a job with no paid time off when a health problem arises. In December 2015, we published Paid Sick Time in Tucson: Stories from Workers, Service Providers, and Employers. We are now expanding our efforts to raise awareness about the experiences of the low-wage workers who support our community and our economy.
Please contact us if you or someone you know would like to share a story.