Texas AFL-CIO: Don’t Mourn, Organize!

Texas AFL-CIO: Don’t Mourn, Organize!

No sugarcoating it. The national results are a disaster. A self-serving corporate huckster rode to victory on the jet fuel of racism, anti-immigrant xenophobia, sexism and demagoguery. In spite of Donald Trump’s pseudo-populism and claims to represent the working class, his victory is rooted in efforts to divide and undermine our communities. 

Patrick Blasts Texas Lawsuit Attacking Overtime Pay Rule

Patrick Blasts Texas Lawsuit Attacking Overtime Pay Rule

A lawsuit filed by Texas and other states attacking pending changes in overtime rules that would benefit 4 million Americans – including some 400,000 Texans – is based on ideology and “zero concern for working people who are forced to put in free hours at the whim of their employers,” Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said.

Remarks by John Patrick President, Texas AFL-CIO Panel, TPP

Remarks by John Patrick President, Texas AFL-CIO Panel, TPP

The AFL-CIO does not oppose trade in principle. But we do not believe in making markets more efficient at the net expense of working people, and we will never apologize to economists, policy-makers or anyone else for standing up for solid, middle-class jobs.