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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Virtual Week of Action! What would you like your state legislators to know? What bills and issues are important to you? We want to hear your story. 

Featured Stories

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar roundly criticized SB 14, approved tentatively today by the Texas Senate, which would cut off the ability of local governments to set minimal standards affecting workplaces.
The Texas AFL-CIO today called for defeat of SB 29, a measure reminiscent of the infamous “bathroom bill” that would require public school students to participate in sports based on the gender listed on their birth certificates.
HB 6, a hearing on which was cut off in the House Elections Committee today, piles legal intimidation upon voter suppression and must be stopped.
The Texas AFL-CIO today called out Republican leadership efforts to approve bills that would have the effect of discouraging voting 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.

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Recent News

Leonard Aguilar, a San Antonio plumber with outstanding leadership and legislative advocacy experience in the unionized Texas building trades, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO.
In a vibrant display of public art, the state federation headquarters is featuring 13-foot-tall artistic renderings of two union women who have worked heroically through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy today blasted as premature Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift a statewide mask mandate, saying it would put lives of working people in jeopardy and directly lead to more deaths from COVID-19.
Montserrat Garibay has left her position as Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer to join the Biden administration.