Texas AFL-CIO

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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When working people in Austin achieved a historic paid sick leave ordinance, it was just the beginning.

The labor movement has repeatedly done battle on the minimum wage and other fundamental labor rights with the big, powerful NRA.

Unions are not "third-party representation." They are the working people at a company who speak up together with one voice.

The U.S. Senate wisely chose not to roll back basic labor protections like the minimum wage and overtime pay for workers on Native American reservations.

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Organized labor managed an increasingly rare feat on Monday — a political victory — when its allies turned back a Senate measure aimed at rolling back labor rights on tribal lands.

The legislation, called the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, would have exempted enterprises owned and operated by Native American tribes from federal labor standards, even for employees who were not tribal citizens.

Women and African Americans are more likely to be subjected to forced arbitration over workplace disputes than other groups, the Economic Policy Institute reports.

Mike Siegel’s campaign for the 10th Congressional District of Texas has recognized a union to represent its campaign workers, joining a growing movement of political campaigns with unionized staff.

The notion of bringing home 80 cents for every dollar pocketed by a man on a national basis is unsettling enough. But it's even more startling when those lost wages are added up.

Overall, it amounts to $10,000 in lost wages a year, says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. That chunk of cash could pay for 14 more months of child care, 74 more weeks of groceries and an additional 10 months of rent for the average woman.