Downtown Phoenix: Man on the Street

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The Arizona Farm Union News group took to the streets of downtown Phoenix to ask individuals about their knowledge of agriculture throughout Arizona.

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We interviewed a law student from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and a caulker from Mexico now working in Phoenix. We found that many people are not familiar with unions or what unions do. They were also shocked to find out how many farms are run throughout the Phoenix valley.

Samantha McLaughlin, a law student, speculated that the reason fewer people are joining unions is because they are in the United States working, illegally. IMG-9535

Eric Sosa, a caulker, said that joining a union seemed to make sense but the possibility of being out of work during strikes was a negative aspect.

Through our findings, we hope to shed light on unions and their purpose for the low-to-middle working class. Also, find the answers as to why less people are part of farming unions throughout Arizona.

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