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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.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S.

A labor-to-labor, door-to-door campaign fell short on Election Day in Texas House District 118 but marked a return to full-scale, in-person union campaigning that sets the stage for a high-stakes 2

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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.
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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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Report of the Texas AFL-CIO COPE Drafting Committee January 21, 2022
Voting Rights Blockade a Reminder of Obstacles MLK Faced Texas Senate Plays It Differently
The coup continues, in the form of partisan laws in Texas and other states that build paths toward overturning key elections because a legislative majority doesn’t like the result. Ongoing ballot audits, partisan bad-mouthing of Texas elections, and open discussion among radical groups of violence as a path to power threaten all of us.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol:
  “The attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attempted coup, pure and simple.