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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
The Texas AFL-CIO welcomes LaTonia Paul Benoit, a long-time labor leader with an outstanding portfolio of activism, as Director of Education and Human Rights.
A dismal 87th regular session of the Texas Legislature exiled working families further into the wilderness, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said today.
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement on Senate Bill 14.

“Senate Bill 14 will make it harder for Texas cities and counties to pass local policies to protect workers and improve working conditions.”
Weekly Labor Legislative Update on the 87th Texas Legislature
Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to cut off federal Unemployment Insurance benefits before they are scheduled to expire harms workers and businesses in service to partisan ideology, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said today.