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  A new Labor Department rule to expand the number of working people who receive time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours a week will improve the lives of millions of working people in Texas and beyond, the Texas AFL-CIO said in a statement.

  The rule takes a major step toward repairing a situation in which some "supervisors" and professionals could be forced to work any number of hours in a week while receiving near-poverty-level salaries.

  The Texas AFL-CIO is passing along a job posting for Community Organizer with the Texas New ERA Center, which is affiliated with the Dallas AFL-CIO and Jobs With Justice.

  Info is below.

  In the wake of a huge defeat of a $9 million campaign by Uber and Lyft to write their own ride-share ordinance in Austin, the Texas AFL-CIO posted the following statement.

  Austin voters rejected the corporate-written ordinance by a 56-44 percent margin. Opponents of the measure were outspent by a 50 to 1 margin.

  The Texas AFL-CIO COPE, the political arm of the Texas AFL-CIO, posted endorsements for the March 24 runoff elections.

  The state labor federation consists of 237,000 affiliated union members who advocate for a Raising Wages Agenda in Texas. See the endorsements below.

  The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) has posted its list of congressional and legislative endorsements for the 2016 election cycle. 

  The COPE previously announced statewide endorsed candidates. Congressional and legislative endorsements posted today are the product of Central Labor Council (CLC) processes across the state. The CLC endorsements have been adopted by the Texas AFL-CIO COPE by action of the Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention held in January. 

   An endorsement requires a two-thirds vote. 

  COPE is the political arm of the Texas AFL-CIO, a state labor federation of more than 235,000 affiliated union members who advocate for working people in Texas. 

  “The candidates on the Texas AFL-CIO COPE endorsement list can be counted on to pursue a raising wages agenda in Texas,” Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said. “The Texas AFL-CIO COPE is engaging in grass-roots operations to turn out our members’ votes on behalf of  our endorsed candidates.”

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