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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>
Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable. Read more >>>
The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people. Read more >>>
Former Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller spoke of the vitality of Cesar Chavez's legacy "relevant every day in every way in 2016" -- and the importance of building our own worthy legacy through voting and other actions at an event in Corpus Christi honoring the 89th annivesary of Chavez's birth.
Moeller's prepared remarks are 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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Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>
The 2015 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program Winners are listed below. For photos, see the June 2015 issue of the Texas AFL-CIO Labor News. Read more >>>
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