Texas AFL-CIO Statement on George Floyd Verdict

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued the following statement on today’s “guilty” verdicts in the trial of Derrick Chauvin in connection with the death of Houstonian George Floyd:

“Today’s verdict in Minnesota cannot bring George Floyd back. It cannot undo the excruciating horror the world saw with its own eyes. It cannot make up for a long history of racial injustice or dismantle systemic racism in a moment. But today’s verdict brings a measure of accountability and, we hope, belief that the quest for racial justice in America — a quest the Texas AFL-CIO continues to pursue actively in our own house — is on track. The Texas AFL-CIO believes this trial — and George Floyd’s legacy — can mark a turning point that makes all of us better.”