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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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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.
HB 6, a hearing on which was cut off in the House Elections Committee today, piles legal intimidation upon voter suppression and must be stopped.
The Texas AFL-CIO today called out Republican leadership efforts to approve bills that would have the effect of discouraging voting in Texas.
Leonard Aguilar, a San Antonio plumber with outstanding leadership and legislative advocacy experience in the unionized Texas building trades, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO.
In a vibrant display of public art, the state federation headquarters is featuring 13-foot-tall artistic renderings of two union women who have worked heroically through the COVID-19 pandemic.