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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:

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.

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Trece Andrews spent the last three months phone-banking and sometimes canvassing for Joe Biden in Michigan. The nursing home worker focused her efforts on Detroit residents and fellow members of the Service Employees International Union, telling them a Biden administration would protect their health care and do more to raise their wages.

Democrat Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than Hillary Clinton did four years ago, its president said, crediting laborers for the party’s wins in key states.

"Simply put, we got out the vote," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters Thursday. "In Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden's firewall was union made. And the labor movement is expanding the map--look at Arizona, look at Georgia."

Organizing to protect the results of the 2020 Election. We are building a coalition of voters ready to mobilize if Trump undermines the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued this statement in the wake of the U.S. Senate race result:

“M.J. Hegar gave Sen. John Cornyn his closest statewide contest by standing and fighting for a fair shot for working families to get ahead. In doing so, M.J. helped turn Texas into a true battleground. We thank her for helping end Texas’s reputation as a ‘non-voting’ state. The mountain is high, but M.J. came historically close to the summit.”

The Texas AFL-CIO today congratulated Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees on their decision to speak up together through the Fort Worth NewsGuild.

The newspaper’s management announced yesterday it would voluntarily recognize the NewsGuild, meaning bargaining on a first contract can begin. The newspaper reports 80 percent of eligible employees signed cards authorizing the union to represent them.

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.