Texas AFL-CIO


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 work the early shift and the late shift. We are the unemployed, students and retirees.
The Texas AFL-CIO is a state federation of labor unions representing 235,000 members in Texas. We advocate for working people in the political and legislative arenas.

 

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Featured Stories

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.
Statement from Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy on the newly released proposed redistricting of the Texas House.
The Texas AFL-CIO today denounced a proposed congressional map that shortchanges persons of color who dominated Texas growth in the last 10 years.

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.

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Recent News

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.
Texas AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Update - Special Session Edition
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy's statement on the move by the Texas Secretary of State’s office to audit the 2020 election results in 4 counties after a request from Donald Trump.
The Texas AFL-CIO today blasted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for deploying ‘Great Replacement” rhetoric in his claim on Fox News that Democrats are supporting an “invasion” of the country by immigrants for political purposes.