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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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.
In the coming weeks, the Texas AFL-CIO will advance a revised version of our Fair Shot Agenda that advocates for working families in the context of the pandemic. We call on the 87th Texas Legislature to act in bipartisan fashion to ease suffering and build for better days ahead.

The Texas AFL-CIO issued the following statement regarding Trump's visit to Texas:

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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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The Texas labor movement condemns yesterday’s outright assault on our democracy.

The Texas AFL-CIO today congratulated Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris on their hard-won victory in the presidential race, saying it opens new paths for working families.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued this statement:

Union members across Texas mourned former Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick, who died last night at the age of 70 after a long illness.

"This is a sad day for the labor movement in Texas. Long before he became Secretary-Treasurer and then President of the Texas AFL-CIO, John Patrick earned a national reputation as a leader with the United Steelworkers, where he fought, often against almost insurmountable odds, to win fair contracts for working people and hold employers accountable to the agreements they made," Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.

In the most important election of our lives, working families will vote in record numbers no matter what Abbott says or does.