Texas AFL-CIO COPE Endorses O'Rourke for U.S. Senate

Texas AFL-CIO COPE Endorses O'Rourke for U.S. Senate

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.”

Texas Labor Leader Gwen York, Who Built a Better Tomorrow for Working People, Dies After Accident

Texas Labor Leader Gwen York, Who Built a Better Tomorrow for Working People, Dies After Accident

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 to Press Case to Cornyn's Office In Support of Dreamers and Immigrants Under TPS

Texas AFL-CIO to Press Case to Cornyn's Office In Support of Dreamers and Immigrants Under TPS

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.

Texas AFL-CIO Mourns Steve Mostyn

Texas AFL-CIO Mourns Steve Mostyn

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.

Texas Unions to Unveil Film Telling Story of Asian-American Seafarer

Texas Unions to Unveil Film Telling Story of Asian-American Seafarer

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.

Texas AFL-CIO Statement on Announcement by Speaker Straus

Texas AFL-CIO Statement on Announcement by Speaker Straus

“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

Rick Levy Is Next Texas AFL-CIO President. Montserrat Garibay Chosen Secretary-Treasurer.

Rick Levy Is Next Texas AFL-CIO President. Montserrat Garibay Chosen Secretary-Treasurer.

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.

Texas Working People Step Up in Worst Storm Ever

Texas Working People Step Up in Worst Storm Ever

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.

Working People at Their Best as Hurricane Harvey Delivers Havoc in Major Portions of Texas; Here’s One Way to Help

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Working People at Their Best as Hurricane Harvey Delivers Havoc in Major Portions of Texas; Here’s One Way to Help

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. 

 

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