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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.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued the following statement on the Texas winter storm.
The Texas AFL-CIO joined state labor federations around the nation in endorsing the PRO Act, introduced in Congress today amid heightened interest by working people in speaking up together on the job.

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Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay posted this comment on Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State speech.
The United Labor Legislative Committee has endorsed a bill that would presume nurses who contract COVID-19 did so on the job so they are eligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay today stood with immigration advocates, opposing a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas attempting to overturn President Joe Biden’s suspension of a broken Trump-era deportation machinery.
The Texas AFL-CIO commended President Joe Biden today for Executive Orders and other actions that lay out a better path for the United States, including justice for millions of immigrants in Texas and the nation.
The Texas AFL-CIO today celebrated the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President, calling upon all of us to work together to build a better nation.
In the coming weeks, the Texas AFL-CIO will advance a revised version of our Fair Shot Agenda that advocates for working families in the context of the pandemic. We call on the 87th Texas Legislature to act in bipartisan fashion to ease suffering and build for better days ahead.