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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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Weekly Labor Update on the 87th Texas Legislature
Gov. Greg Abbott’s ill-advised decision to cancel $300-a-week federal Unemployment Insurance benefits on Saturday will take desperately needed funds from hundreds of thousands of workers along with many Texas businesses that are still being slammed by the pandemic.
The Texas AFL-CIO is delighted over the news that our President, Rick Levy, has been inducted into the 2021 class of the Texas Labor Management Conference Hall of Fame.
Across Texas, the labor movement is celebrating Saturday’s election victory by Communications Workers of America (CWA) member Robin Donatta Mouton in a runoff for Mayor of Beaumont.
The Texas AFL-CIO applauded today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting Texas’s attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

The Texas AFL-CIO, Dallas AFL-CIO and allies hosted a friendly, wide-ranging meeting today at Central Labor Council headquarters with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas.

Topics included the PRO Act, the American Rescue Plan, voting rights and other labor-related matters. Attendees saw first-hand that a powerfully pro-union President appointed a full-throated advocate for working families to his Cabinet.