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Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

  The Texas AFL-CIO COPE urges all union members, retirees and allies to vote in the March 1 primary elections.

  Want to do more to give voice to working people, such as helping write your party's platform? Then become a delegate, potentially at the local, state and national levels. Guidelines on how to do this are below.

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Read more >>>

An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. Walmart claimed that the workers' actions were not protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that it was legitimate to fire the employees for violating the company's attendance policy. Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled against Walmart. Read more >>>

The U.S. government claims the labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are “gold standard,” but we need to look no further than Honduras to see how inadequate and unenforced labor obligations endanger workers’ lives and weaken workers' rights. Read more >>>

  Delegates at the 57th Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention voted to approve eight resolutions on a variety of labor topics.

  The "Resolved" clauses of those resolutions are below.

  The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) endorsed statewide candidates following a two-day convention to prepare for the 2016 political cycle.

  The list is below. The Texas AFL-CIO COPE is the political arm of the state labor federation, which consists of more than 235,000 affiliate union members who advocate for a Raising Wages Agenda in Texas.

  We are pleased to pass along a job listing for a new Executive Director’s position that has labor connections and looks exciting.

  Note the application deadline of Sunday, Feb. 7.

  "Don't mess with the U.S. Constitution," the Texas AFL-CIO declared in the wake of a proposal by Gov. Greg Abbott for states to gather a convention and approve nine  amendments to the fundamental American legal document.

  Abbott told the right-wing Texas Public Policy Foundation that he plans to place the matter on the agenda of the Texas Legislature in 2017.

  A news release is below.

The 2015 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program Winners are listed below. For photos, see the June 2015 issue of the Texas AFL-CIO Labor News. Read more >>>

Learn more about the attack on pensions and how you can pledge to stop it! Read more >>>

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