THE VOICE OF LABOR IN TEXAS
We are teachers, firefighters and farm workers, actors and engineers, pilots and public employees, painters and plumbers, steelworkers and screenwriters, doctors and nurses, stagehands, electricians and more. We believe that people who work make Texas work and that together, we are better.
The officers and staff of the Texas AFL-CIO are in mourning over the death of Steve Mostyn, an extraordinary trial lawyer and friend of working people in our state.
HOUSTON -- On Sunday, October 29th the Seafarers International Union and other Texas labor organizations will unveil a documentary chronicling the journey of Shwe Aung from Burmese merchant mariner to labor activist, refugee, immigrant, American citizen, and highly effective international labor leader.
“While we did not always see eye to eye with the Speaker on the issues, we always appreciated his willingness to listen and consider how legislative proposals would affect our members’ lives. In particular, we salute the Speaker’s political courage in standing up repeatedly to voices of bigotry and hate in our state’s politics.” - Texas AFL-ICO President Rick Levy
The Texas AFL-CIO was saddened to learn that Connie English, a third-generation railroad worker with trains in his blood who improved the livelihoods of car-driving, bus-taking, airplane-flying, block-walking workers across Texas through the labor movement, died early this morning in his beloved hometown of San Antonio at the age of 74.
Rick Levy, a former General Counsel of the Texas AFL-CIO who became Secretary-Treasurer two years ago, has been named the next President of the Texas AFL-CIO. Levy will succeed John Patrick, who is retiring. Following its vote to elevate Levy, the board selected Montserrat Garibay, a Vice President at Education Austin, as Secretary-Treasurer. Levy and Garibay will take office on Monday, Oct. 9.
The Texas AFL-CIO today blasted President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DREAMers”) program.
A federal judge’s decision blocking SB 4, the “show me your papers” immigration law that was to take effect Friday, is a victory for all working people, Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said today.
As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another, Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said today.
We know from experience that union members are extraordinarily generous in tough times. This is the toughest of times. Several charitable organizations are well deserving of your help. We ask that you consider directing some of your giving to the Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO. The fund provides direct help to families in need.
The Texas AFL-CIO joins a mourning nation in condemning the senseless deaths of a young activist and two law officers in Charlottesville.
"We condemn the armed white supremacists and neo-Nazis who set the stage for and carried out the acts of terrorism that took place in Charlottesville." - Texas AFL-CIO President, John Patrick
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Today's Fair Shots - November 7, 2017
1-Union Plumber May Have Headed Off an Even Worse Tragedy
2-Job-Killing Tax Cut Bill Supporters Aim to Redefine 'Middle Class' Upward to $450,000 a Year Cutoff
3-Tomorrow Is Election Day. Really. Vote!
4-AFGE Rally to Call for Filling Veterans Affairs Department Vacancies
Today's Fair Shots - November 3, 2017
1-IBEW Has Special Place in Elation Over Astros Victory
2-Warren: Janus Case Has Developed an Ethical Conflict
3-AFL-CIO: Tax Cut Bill Is Job-Killer, Gift to Wealthy
4-Golf Tournament a Success; More to Come
Today's Fair Shots - October 10, 2017
1-Dally Willis's Three Rules of Lobbying: Be Nice, Be Nice and Be Nice
2-EPI: Tax Cuts for Wealthy Aren't Needed and Don't Enter Economy Readily
3-Coastal Bend CLC Joins in Wage Theft Protest
4-White House Announces Atrocious Terms for DREAMer Deal
Today's Fair Shots - October 3rd, 2017
1-Mayhem in Las Vegas Was Senseless, Shocking
2-Teamsters Set Record Straight on Accusations That Post-Hurricane Deliveries in Puerto Rico Have Been Delayed
3-Supreme Court Appears Closely Split in Workplace Arbitration Case
4-Study: More Than Half of Non-Union Private Sector Workers Have Mandatory Arbitration Procedures for Workplace Claims
Today's Fair Shots - September 29th, 2017
1-No, Waiving Jones Act Won't Work; It Has Nothing to Do With Getting Goods Into the Hands of Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria
2-Bipartisan Congressional Statement Acknowledges Puerto Rico Has Plenty of Supplies on Docks, But Infrastructure Is Broken
3-U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Another Case That Could Decimate Public Employee Unions
4-Public Employee Unions Blast Janus Case as Blatant Politics
5-Louis-Dreyfus Announces She Has Breast Cancer, Thanks Union for Coverage
Today's Fair Shots - September 26, 2017
Today's Fair Shots - September 26, 2017
Today's Fair Shots - September 21, 2017
1. Kimmel: Any 'Kimmel Test' on Health Coverage Must Apply to Others Besides His Own Son
2.Texas Hurricane Victims Will No Longer Have to Be in Home County to Get Food-Stamp Benefit
3. More Good News on Harvey Recovery: Deadline for Applying for Disaster Unemployment Insurance Extended More Than a Month
4. Daily E-Mail Won't Publish Tomorrow and Friday
Today's Fair Shots - September 20th, 2017
Today's Fair Shots - August 23, 2017
1-Investment Expectations Game Threatens to Dampen Pensions for State Employees
2-Kentucky Union Leader Makes Connection Between 'Right to Work' Laws and Racism
3-IAM Strike, in Large Part, Is About Advocacy for Future Workers