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Across Texas, the labor movement is celebrating Saturday’s election victory by Communications Workers of America (CWA) member Robin Donatta Mouton in a runoff for Mayor of Beaumont.
The Texas AFL-CIO applauded today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting Texas’s attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

The Texas AFL-CIO, Dallas AFL-CIO and allies hosted a friendly, wide-ranging meeting today at Central Labor Council headquarters with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Rep.

Weekly Labor Update on the 87th Texas Legislature

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The labor movement is gaining momentum daily with each worker who realizes the power of collective strength.
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The Texas AFL-CIO welcomes LaTonia Paul Benoit, a long-time labor leader with an outstanding portfolio of activism, as Director of Education and Human Rights.
A dismal 87th regular session of the Texas Legislature exiled working families further into the wilderness, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said today.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on Senate Bill 14.

“Senate Bill 14 will make it harder for Texas cities and counties to pass local policies to protect workers and improve working conditions.”
Weekly Labor Legislative Update on the 87th Texas Legislature