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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 is celebrating the decision of workers at a Pilgrim’s Pride facility in Waco to speak up together through United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 540.

Workers at the plant voted overwhelmingly for representation by the union. The vote means the union and the company will negotiate a first contract covering pay, benefits and working conditions.

Weekly Labor Update on the 87th Texas Legislature
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement in response to a federal judge’s ruling today on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In the latest of a series of labor mobilizations to support voting rights, busloads of union activists from the Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation (ALF) visited the Capitol to demand that their representatives and senators stop voter suppression during the special session of the Texas Legislature.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement in response to reports that House Democrats are seeking to deny a quorum for considering voter suppression and other legislation.