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Weekly Labor Legislative Update on the 87th Texas Legislature
A bill that would clear a path for nurses who contracted COVID-19 to receive Workers’ Compensation coverage (where available) won final passage today in the Texas House.
The Texas House today gave final approval to a labor-backed “Helmets to Hardhats” bill that can help steer military veterans to apprenticeship training programs.
The Texas House voted today to keep a practice that denies many Texas construction workers basic job benefits.

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Statement on SB 7, the voter suppression bill approved today by the Texas House, by Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy.
The Texas AFL-CIO and the Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation (ALF) hailed today’s 14th Court of Appeals ruling upholding the constitutionality of collective bargaining between the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association and the City of Houston.
Texas remains one of the deadliest states in the nation for working people.
The Texas AFL-CIO thanked the Texas House for advancing two bills that would upgrade the Unemployment Insurance system in Texas.
The Texas AFL-CIO today praised Texas House votes to advance three reform bills that address the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
The Texas labor movement today called on the Texas House to go further to address the needs of working families when it debates the state budget.