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THE VOICE OF LABOR IN TEXAS

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Every Texan who is willing to work hard and do their part deserves a fair shot to get ahead. 

It's time we hold politicians accountable and demand they stand up for policies that help working families.

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The Texas Senate approved two bills that would take away the ability of cities to improve benefits for working people.

The Texas House on Wednesday advanced HB 48 by Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-El Paso, which would create a state database of employers who are found to have committed wage theft.

Today is Day 88 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 52 days to go.

Today is Day 80 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 60 days to go.

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Today, lawmakers in the State Capitol are spending all day adding and eliminating things from the state budget.

Today is Day 74 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 66 days to go.

Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

The Texas Senate today advanced SBs 2486 and 2488, two more bills that would prevent cities from improving workplace benefits.

Both bills are by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, who authored two related bills that passed the Senate last Thursday. SB 2486 bars local governments from approving rules on scheduling practices. The problem: Some companies do not notify workers of their schedules enough in advance to allow them to plan their lives. An amendment to the bill by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, also bars local rules with regard to overtime.

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