Arizona List is an Arizona Super PAC dedicated to recruiting, training and electing pro-choice Democratic women. In existence since 2003 they have been increasingly successful in their support of women in politics. In the recent primary election Arizona List supported 24 women, running for state legislative positions in fifteen legislative districts. They all won.
For a list of these successes as well as non-legislative races look here.
On the day after Labor Day I thought it good to be reminded of the positive difference the union movement makes in the lives of women, courtesy of Arizona List.
• Women who work full-time still earn just 79.7% of what full-time male workers make.
• Unionization increases a woman’s pay and benefits, and improves her working conditions.
◦ Unionized women earn 11.2% more than non-union female workers.
◦ Unionized women are 19% more likely to have health insurance – 26% more likely in the lowest paid jobs.
◦ Unionized women of color earn almost 35% more than non-unionized women of color.
◦ Unionized women in low-wage jobs are 23% more likely to be enrolled in a pension plan.
• Attempts by GOP governors to strip state and local public sector unions of the right to bargain over working conditions and benefits has a disproportionate impact on women – who make up 52% of state workers and 61% of local workers.