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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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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.

The Texas AFL-CIO issued the following statement regarding Trump's visit to Texas:

“Donald Trump spent four years as President bringing out the worst in America. Now, he brings his circus of violence, con-men, and wanna-be dictators to the Texas-Mexico border for a final victory lap. Trump slandered immigrants, heartlessly separated families, and cost our nation lives and jobs by completely failing to meet the challenge of the pandemic. Trump’s capstone effort to overturn the results of his failed reelection would have ended American democracy as we know it.

The Texas labor movement condemns yesterday’s outright assault on our democracy.

The Texas AFL-CIO today congratulated Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris on their hard-won victory in the presidential race, saying it opens new paths for working families.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued this statement:

Union members across Texas mourned former Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick, who died last night at the age of 70 after a long illness.

"This is a sad day for the labor movement in Texas. Long before he became Secretary-Treasurer and then President of the Texas AFL-CIO, John Patrick earned a national reputation as a leader with the United Steelworkers, where he fought, often against almost insurmountable odds, to win fair contracts for working people and hold employers accountable to the agreements they made," Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.