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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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The Texas AFL-CIO this evening filed an amicus brief opposing the effort by Texas to overturn a White House order setting a minimum wage of $15 an hour for construction workers on federal contracts

Liz Shuler is the first woman ever elected president of the AFL-CIO.

She took over a time when the world of work has been turned upside down.

 Primary election results signal a united Democratic coalition is prepared to fight for change on Nov.
  The Texas AFL-CIO today welcomed Texas National Guard troops who have taken the extraordinary step of joining the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU) a

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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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  Ana Gonzalez, for years a fierce advocate for immigrant workers at Workers Defense, has joined the Texas AFL-CIO as Deputy Director of Policy and Politics.

  Gonzalez will work with Director of Policy and Politics Emily Amps and other staff in the quest for a fair shot for working families in Texas.

The Texas AFL-CIO and our affiliates salute Ceole Speight, an icon in the Harris County labor movement who died Monday at age 93.
The Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention approved resolutions on voting rights, teaching the truth in classrooms, fixing the energy grid, condemning SB 8, and other matters of major concern to working families in Texas.