In Arizona, bus riders in Tucson and Phoenix were met by SEIU members and friends who gave out hundreds of free bottles of cold water while they collected signatures on petitions to send to Congress. In Tucson, SEIU members were joined by Bus Riders Union volunteers and in Phoenix, members teamed up with the Arizona Advocacy Network.
SEIU Pima Chapter Chair Maya Castillo said, “The people we talked to were so happy to see us. They appreciated the water and they were eager to sign petitions to increase the minimum wage.”
SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry and Christine Owens, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project, co-authored an editorial published on CNN.com. Click here to read “Hardworking Americans should not be living in poverty.”