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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.
The Texas AFL-CIO has endorsed six policing reform bills that stem from misconduct in the deaths of George Floyd and so many others.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar roundly criticized SB 14, approved tentatively today by the Texas Senate, which would cut off the ability of local governments to set minimal standards affecting workplaces.
The Texas AFL-CIO today called for defeat of SB 29, a measure reminiscent of the infamous “bathroom bill” that would require public school students to participate in sports based on the gender listed on their birth certificates.

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HB 6, a hearing on which was cut off in the House Elections Committee today, piles legal intimidation upon voter suppression and must be stopped.
The Texas AFL-CIO today called out Republican leadership efforts to approve bills that would have the effect of discouraging voting in Texas.
Leonard Aguilar, a San Antonio plumber with outstanding leadership and legislative advocacy experience in the unionized Texas building trades, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO.
In a vibrant display of public art, the state federation headquarters is featuring 13-foot-tall artistic renderings of two union women who have worked heroically through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy today blasted as premature Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift a statewide mask mandate, saying it would put lives of working people in jeopardy and directly lead to more deaths from COVID-19.
Montserrat Garibay has left her position as Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer to join the Biden administration.