Workplace Rights

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued the following Labor Day statement on the deadly shooting spree in the Permian Basin:
 
"When Mary Granados went out on her delivery route Saturday as a unionized Letter Carrier, she had everything to live for. The member of National Association of Letter Carriers Odessa Branch 3964 was engaged to be married, had a solid career in a great federal service and held all her hopes and aspirations in her heart.

Labor unions created Labor Day, now in its 125th year as a federal holiday, to celebrate the contribution that workers make to our country. Often at great risk, union members have joined together and laid their lives on the line to fight for justice and dignity in the workplace.

At a coalition news conference/rally to protest the American Legislative Exchange Council, Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay issued this statement:

“The progressive organizations you see before you today have a message for the American Legislative Exchange Council: Hijacking the legislative process to serve corporate interests and right-wing billionaires is not welcome in Texas.

58 UNITE HERE-represented airline catering workers and their supporters were arrested on Tuesday morning after participating in a nonviolent act of civil disobedience outside of American Airlines’ new corporate headquarters.

Congratulations to Zeph Capo, who was recently elected President of the Texas American Federation of Teachers at the union's convention. Capo began work at the union yesterday.

Capo developed a legacy of activism as President of the Houston Federation of Teachers. We look forward to working with Brother Capo and, as always, with the union that sets an amazing leadership standard for the state federation's education policy.

Plumbers in Texas scored a significant win today when a bill written to dissolve the board regulating licensing of workers in the trade was amended to postpone the effective date for two years.

Plumbers in Texas scored a significant win today when a bill written to dissolve the board regulating licensing of workers in the trade was amended to postpone the effective date for two years.

Plumbers in Texas scored a significant win today when a bill written to dissolve the board regulating licensing of workers in the trade was amended to postpone the effective date for two years.

Plumbers in Texas scored a significant win today when a bill written to dissolve the board regulating licensing of workers in the trade was amended to postpone the effective date for two years.

Plumbers in Texas scored a significant win today when a bill written to dissolve the board regulating licensing of workers in the trade was amended to postpone the effective date for two years.