Rick Levy is the President of the Texas AFL-CIO, a position he was elected to in 2017. Previously, he held the position of secretary-treasurer from 2015-2017. Levy began working for the state federation in 1990, first as Legal Director and subsequently as General Counsel. In that capacity, Rick has represented the State Federation in a broad variety of matters, including numerous legislative and political campaigns to protect and advance the rights of workers in Texas. As President, Rick is focused on helping to build a broader, bolder and more inclusive labor movement, emphasizing and elevating the principle of solidarity to be at the core of the effort. Levy has been a member of TSEU/CWA 6186 since 1986 and is also a member of Ironworkers Local 482.