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We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey and tell us what you think the Legislature should do to help working families emerge from the pandemic and rebuild for the future. Your responses and those of your union Brothers and Sisters will help the Texas AFL-CIO refine a Fair Shot Agenda for working families to get ahead in these unprecedented times.


Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the vote suppressor in chief, Gov. Greg Abbott, have gone all the way to the Texas Supreme Court to try to force Texas voters to wait in long lines to vote in person – even though millions of Texans are at risk of infection from the coronavirus.

Ignoring court testimony from leading scientists, doctors, and election experts, Paxton is not only leaving Texans open to exposure by voting, but he has taken the outrageous step to threaten prosecution of community organizations that encourage Texans to exercise their right to request vote by mail applications.

From Austin to Houston, Texas judges have ruled that under state law, voters who are not immune to the Coronavirus should have the legal right to vote by mail. But Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott are taking their case for flouting physical distancing, mask-wearing and other precautions against COVID-19 to a nine-member court that has four members running on the statewide ballot this year.

Lives are at stake. It’s not too late for Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott to do the right thing. Click here to tell the Attorney General and the Governor to drop their bogus lawsuit and adopt a time-tested way to protect all Texans while ensuring their ability to vote by mail from the safety of their home.

Ask Governor Abbott today to include grocery store workers, pharmacy workers, and food production workers as emergency service providers so that they are eligible for the same benefits as other front line workers, like doctors, firefighters, and police officers, when dealing with this pandemic. 

Texas workers demand a fair shot at better lives. We must change rules that make the world of work worse for far too many working families. Our Fair Shot agenda aims, over the near and longer term, to level the playing field for all working people.

According to the United Steelworkers, about 2,000 hourly workers at five ASARCO, LLC locations in Arizona and Texas voted to strike instead of accepting the Grupo México’s “last, best and final” offer.

Working 12-hour shifts in an open-pit mine, smelter or refinery is difficult and dangerous, and ASARCO employees have not had a wage increase in 10 years. They are on the front lines fighting not only for a fair contract but against corporate greed. Please make a donation today.