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At long last, a broad cross-section of America is saying, again and again, "We are in this together." Unions have long known that when we speak together and act together with one voice, we gain power. As working people heed warnings based on science, we all gain power to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Today is Day 80 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 60 days to go.

Do Something! SB 621, a ULLCO-OPPOSED bill that would abolish the State Board of Plumbing Examiners and potentially compromise the licensing process for plumbers, is eligible for debate on the Senate floor as soon as Monday. Contact your Senator and ask him or her to OPPOSE SB 621: https://bit.ly/2uwPE06

Today, lawmakers in the State Capitol are spending all day adding and eliminating things from the state budget.

Today is Day 74 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 66 days to go.

Today is Day 67 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 73 days to go.

Today is day 60 of the regular Texas session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 80 days to go. 

Brothers and Sisters, Family, and Friends of Labor:

Our Brothers and Sisters at DOW are in a hard conflict with the company over their contract with the outcome unknown. We must prepare for the possibility of a strike; the company is preparing! We have been fortunate to have settled our contracts, now our Brothers and Sisters need your help. We must stock the pantry for their families from our families.

Today is Day 53 of the regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature. 87 days to go.

Today is Day 46 of the 140-day regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature.