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

Union members across Texas mourned former Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick, who died last night at the age of 70 after a long illness.

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The Texas AFL-CIO called on the White House to end the unconscionable detention of children who have been taken from their parents in the name of immigration enforcement.

“Tearing children from parents’ arms as a bargaining chip to fund a border wall and pass other misguided immigration priorities is unacceptable,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said. “We have ‘zero tolerance’ for making Texas a headquarters for child detention centers. The law does not require it and working Texans will not stand for it.”

Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

A federal court in Philadelphia struck down a new city law that barred employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The ruling has serious ramifications for the fight to narrow the gender wage gap.

Graduate student unions are in the news again, with campuses across the US deciding to allow--and not to allow--graduate students to unionize. 

In October 2016, we reported that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would require private universities to bargain with graduate student labor unions on compensation and working conditions. 

It's no secret that the financial divide between CEOs and average worker in the U.S. has been growing. But in one case, the pay gap between corporate chiefs and employees has reached almost 6,000-to-1: Weight Watchers, where CEO Mindy Grossman earned 5,908 times what the median worker took home last year.