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.
El AFL-CIO de Texas apoya una reforma migratoria integral que garantice que los trabajadores inmigrantes tengan los mismos derechos que los demás. La decisión de hoy de mantener una ley racista es un gran paso equivocado.
En una elección primaria con pocos temas consistentes, los trabajadores de la AFL-CIO COPE de Texas ayudaron a hacer historia y controlar el avance de una agenda de derecha que quebrantaría las escuelas públicas, reduciría el acceso a la atención médica y comprometería aún más el futuro de los inmigrantes.
In a primary election with few consistent themes, the working people of the Texas AFL-CIO COPE helped make history and check the advance of a right-wing agenda that would undermine public schools, reduce access to health care and further compromise the future of immigrants.
As part of a nationwide Working People’s Day of Action, a coalition of community leaders will hold a news conference in Houston to sound the alarm on and demand an end to the rigged system that undermines freedoms of working people at the behest of certain billionaires and allied corporate interests. The event – versions of which will take place across the nation – is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 in front of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Clay St., in Houston.
The Texas AFL-CIO celebrates the Austin City Council’s approval early today of the first paid sick leave ordinance in the South.
The Texas AFL-CIO COPE Committee today endorsed U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke in his run for the U.S. Senate. “In the last few weeks, Beto O’Rourke has crisscrossed the state, talking to our members and answering tough questions about where he stands on key issues for working people,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said. “His answers to those questions, as well as his strong labor voting record, have demonstrated that he shares our priorities and values. We believe those priorities and values will inform his service as a U.S. Senator.”
Gwen York died yesterday, the result of an accidental fall in a parking garage. It was a Valentine's Day of breaking hearts throughout the state labor federation. Gwen was the best of what labor has to offer, and not just because she was a pioneering leader in the Transport Workers Union, a respected member of the Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, an amazing organizer and a fierce advocate for working families across the state.
Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay will lead a union delegation in a meeting with the staff of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn tomorrow at his Austin office. The meeting will be followed by a Texas AFL-CIO news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in front of the Chase Bank Building, 221 West 6th St., in downtown Austin. United We Dream leaders who are directly affected by what Cornyn does next will join the news conference, along with representatives of international unions.
U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, member of Congress from El Paso, took questions from a contingent of the Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board on subjects important to working people in Texas.