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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.

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The labor movement owes a debt of gratitude to Representative Eddie Rodriguez and Senator-elect Sarah Eckhardt for the ways in which they each elevated the voices of working families in the special election for Senate District 14.

The labor movement in Texas is saddened by the death of John Bland, whose history-making civil rights and labor activism helped integrate Houston and bring hard-working families into the middle class.

More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.

Working people are bearing the brunt of this global pandemic and economic crisis. The physical toll, death, pain, and suffering that Oregon’s frontline and essential workers have experienced is unprecedented.

Coupled with the economic collapse that has exacerbated long-term inequities for low wage workers and BIPOC communities, workers are hurting and they need protections.

Daniel DiSalvo asks: “Will Unions Let Schools Reopen?” (op-ed, June 30). Of course! The AFT published our school reopening plan in April. We said it isn’t a question of whether to reopen, but how to do it safely. We need the infrastructure and investment to physically distance, stagger classes, provide personal protective equipment and test, trace and isolate new cases.