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A labor-to-labor, door-to-door campaign fell short on Election Day in Texas House District 118 but marked a return to full-scale, in-person union campaigning that sets the stage for a high-stakes 2

  Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement on completion of the third, and we hope final, special session of the Texas Legislature:

As the Texas Legislature considers how to allocate funds provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) of 2021, Texas labor unions believe workers must take priority.
Weekly Labor Update on the 87th Texas Legislature Third Special Session, Day 12.

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The Texas AFL-CIO congratulated Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond on their election today to the highest offices in the national labor movement.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy’s statement on today’s Texas Supreme Court decision declining to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of Article X funding for the legislative branch of government:

The Texas AFL-CIO mourns AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, who died today at age 72.

July 30, 2021 — #26
Special Session Edition, Day 23

No lyrics needed in a “quiet” legislative week. This instrumental interlude dedicated to the Texas House Democratic Quorum Busters: https://bit.ly/3x8ypAg

And for those who get wet-eye over that music, an antidote: https://bit.ly/3fbLB14

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