Texas AFL-CIO

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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.

 

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All working people deserve a fair shot to get ahead, but some politicians in the Texas Legislature are determined to put roadblocks in our way. There are several pieces of legislation that we are focused on this week, and your legislator needs to hear from you.

Featured Stories

Statement on SB 7, the voter suppression bill approved today by the Texas House, by Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy.
The Texas AFL-CIO and the Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation (ALF) hailed today’s 14th Court of Appeals ruling upholding the constitutionality of collective bargaining between the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association and the City of Houston.
Texas remains one of the deadliest states in the nation for working people.
The Texas AFL-CIO thanked the Texas House for advancing two bills that would upgrade the Unemployment Insurance system in Texas.

Member Spotlight

Our union has kept me going. It has given me hope.
Being in a union means I have a voice. Whether it's regarding safety, pay or even work practices, my voice will be heard and that's one of the greatest rights I can think of.
"I proudly construct buildings in DFW. My union helped me better my immigration status and apply for U.S. Citizenship."
The labor movement means solidarity.
I believe plumbing and pipefitting experience gained through my local union allows me to make a living wage.
The labor movement is gaining momentum daily with each worker who realizes the power of collective strength.

What We Care About

Recent News

The Texas AFL-CIO today praised Texas House votes to advance three reform bills that address the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
The Texas labor movement today called on the Texas House to go further to address the needs of working families when it debates the state budget.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued the following statement on today’s “guilty” verdicts in the trial of Derrick Chauvin in connection with the death of Houstonian George Floyd.
The Texas AFL-CIO has endorsed six policing reform bills that stem from misconduct in the deaths of George Floyd and so many others.