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In the most important election of our lives, working families will vote in record numbers no matter what Abbott says or does.

 The Texas AFL-CIO invites the public to join us for the state labor federation’s first-ever virtual concert, featuring the likes of Robert Earl Keen, Alejandro Escovedo and Brad Jordan (Scarface).

Our movement’s accomplishments remain relevant, but this is not a normal Labor Day. We are not in a normal time in history. This may be the last moment voters can repair the damage before we are too far gone.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, joined by a group of unemployed Texans on the eve of the cancellation of the $600 per week in unemployment coronavirus federal aid, pushed for the US Senate to pass the HEROES Act.

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, about union strategies following the midterm elections.

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Employees at BookPeople, an independent bookstore in Austin, voted today to speak up together through the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 277, setting a precedent for working families seeking better livelihoods in Texas.

Texas AFL-CIO: Candidates Won or Out-Performed Via Fair Shot Agenda

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement on the reelection of incumbent Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate contest in Texas:

 “Beto O’Rourke neared the mountaintop by standing up for all Texans who seek a Fair Shot at better lives. His magnificent campaign lit a spark that together with the deep organizing of labor and allied groups has launched a new political era in Texas. What Beto accomplished is only the beginning. We thank him and look forward to working alongside him for a better future for working families.”

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement on the reelection of incumbent Greg Abbott as Texas Governor:

Lupe Valdez campaigned courageously against enormous odds to post the best result for a Democratic candidate for Governor in a generation. She achieved that success by running as a champion of a Fair Shot agenda for working families. Lupe Valdez has one of the greatest hearts we have seen in Texas politics. We are proud of her campaign, but we are even prouder to call her a friend.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement on the victory by U.S. Rep.-elect Colin Allred in Congressional District 32: