|ATU spends most of its energy helping individual members. But our real passion is in politically organizing buildings, neighborhoods, and eventually organizing the entire state of Arizona. With political organizing we can make Arizona a tenant-friendly state. There are other organizations and attorneys here that represent tenants. But they are all are fee-for-service companies whose primary mission is to make money. ATU, on the other hand, is nonprofit tenants union. We seek to establish a culture of organizing collective action in Arizona. Our mission is to empower tenants and give them the rights they are entitled to and deserve.|
Why organize tenants into associations?
There are many reasons why organizing tenants into tenants’ association is advantageous. These include:
|The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act actually protects tenants who join tenants’ unions. Our staff has been organizing tenant associations for 35 years in New York City, Chicago and Arizona. There is no one in the country more experienced at tenant organizing than ATU. There is no organization more passionate about standing up for tenants than ATU. Join us today and become part of the process organizing tenants and fundamentally changing the landlord/tenant landscape in Arizona|