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Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S.

A labor-to-labor, door-to-door campaign fell short on Election Day in Texas House District 118 but marked a return to full-scale, in-person union campaigning that sets the stage for a high-stakes 2

  Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement on completion of the third, and we hope final, special session of the Texas Legislature:

As the Texas Legislature considers how to allocate funds provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) of 2021, Texas labor unions believe workers must take priority.

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Voting Rights Blockade a Reminder of Obstacles MLK Faced Texas Senate Plays It Differently
The coup continues, in the form of partisan laws in Texas and other states that build paths toward overturning key elections because a legislative majority doesn’t like the result. Ongoing ballot audits, partisan bad-mouthing of Texas elections, and open discussion among radical groups of violence as a path to power threaten all of us.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:
  “The attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attempted coup, pure and simple.

The Texas AFL-CIO salutes René Lara, who is leaving the Texas AFL-CIO to lobby independently, for his work on the state federation’s legislative program over the last 13 years.

“No legislative environment is tougher for working families than the one in Texas, and for well over a decade, René Lara poured his heart into advancing the Texas AFL-CIO’s positions at the Capitol under the most difficult circumstances,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.