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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We are collecting stories from last week's storm to send to our state leaders. Too often after a crisis, working families are left holding the bill for the state's failures. We want to make sure they hear from you. Please take 30 sec. and share with us what you experienced. 

Featured Stories

Montserrat Garibay has left her position as Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer to join the Biden administration.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued the following statement on the Texas winter storm.
The Texas AFL-CIO joined state labor federations around the nation in endorsing the PRO Act, introduced in Congress today amid heightened interest by working people in speaking up together on the job.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay posted this comment on Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State speech.

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."
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.
The labor movement means solidarity.

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Recent News

The United Labor Legislative Committee has endorsed a bill that would presume nurses who contract COVID-19 did so on the job so they are eligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay today stood with immigration advocates, opposing a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas attempting to overturn President Joe Biden’s suspension of a broken Trump-era deportation machinery.
The Texas AFL-CIO commended President Joe Biden today for Executive Orders and other actions that lay out a better path for the United States, including justice for millions of immigrants in Texas and the nation.
The Texas AFL-CIO today celebrated the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President, calling upon all of us to work together to build a better nation.