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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.
Weekly Labor Update on the 87th Texas Legislature Third Special Session, Day 12.

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 Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar posted this statement on today’s retirement announcement by State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston:
“The Texas AFL-CIO salutes Garnet Coleman on his retirement announcement after three decades in the Texas House. Garnet’s extraordinary accomplishments and worthy aspirations for our state serve as a model to all working families.

The 2022 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is under way after another pandemic year that saw 25 students from affiliated union families receive grants to help pay for their college educations.

The application for this year’s program is posted at www.texasaflcio.org/scholarship. Deadline for high school seniors to apply for the program will be Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. Scholarship recipients from the three previous years will be invited to apply for Continuing Scholarships.

The Texas AFL-CIO is excited to announce that Emily Amps will be joining the organization as Director of Politics and Policy. Amps will oversee the state federation’s political and legislative advocacy, growing existing programs and building new ones aimed at advancing the cause of working families in Texas.

The Texas AFL-CIO is delighted to welcome Madison White as our new Digital Organizer. White, who came to the state labor federation after working at Democracy for America, will oversee social media and other aspects of our communications program.