News Release: Statement by Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy on the Retirement of Senator José Rodríguez

"From his first day in office, José Rodríguez has been a courageous leader in the Texas Senate. He has stood up for the labor movement and delivered for our members in an era of repeated attacks on Texas working families. José Rodríguez has worked to raise wages, to crack down on workplace discrimination, to deliver justice for immigrant workers, and to fully fund our neighborhood public schools. Texas is better for his service to his state, and our movement owes Senator Rodríguez a debt of gratitude for his leadership. While his time in the Senate may be coming to a close, we know Senator Rodríguez will continue to be a leader for his El Paso community and our state."