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Here’s Why Travis County D.A. José Garza Seeking Reelection Matters
He’s a leader in the growing progressive prosecutor movement
"...From inside the headquarters of the Texas AFL-CIO, Garza described local efforts to revolutionize the justice system..."

Aug. 8, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Texas Dems Go to Court to Block Abbott's Funding Veto
Filing says governor's defunding of Lege is invalid
"...– filed June 25 and joined by the Texas AFL-CIO (whose member unions include the Texas State Employees Union)..."

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD First-Day Jitters
School opens with technical glitches; teachers' union demands waiver to extend virtual learning
"...the Texas Legislature for more public education funding. The AFL-CIO Texas Central Labor Council (which includes Education Austin) followed..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims
Has COVID-19 exposed the flaws in an inadequate state system?
" call with the Texas Democratic Party and Texas AFL-CIO this week, speakers pointed to the state’s slow response..."

April 3, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Amid Coronavirus, Labor Advocates Call on State to End Attack on Paid Sick Leave
Abbott fails to account for millions who can’t just “work from home”
"...economy don't have that option,” Rick Levy with the AFL-CIO tells the Chronicle. “A truck driver can’t work from..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

"...Feeding the Feds: The Texas AFL-CIO, the Central Labor Council, and local Democratic officials have..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name?
Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin's ordinance
"...Rick Levy of the Texas AFL-CIO calls that a "bizarre departure" from "most everyone's" understanding..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Pilgrimage for Immigrants
Advocates for immigration reform plan a 35-mile pilgrimage from T. Don Hutto Residential Center to the Governor's Mansion
"...members of the national and state chapters of the AFL-CIO, United We Dream, and Texas Organizing Project, Delp said...."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

News Roundup: Questions and Answers
Sandra Bland cause of death still unclear
"...• New leadership for Texas AFL-CIO as current secretary-treasurer John Patrick. He will head up..."

July 20, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The AggreGAYtor: September 16
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The AFL-CIO is speaking out for transgender workers, and against the..."

Sept. 16, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Fighting for Justicia
Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor
"...the Texas Building and Construction Trades Council of the AFL-CIO. His organization has worked with WDP since 2007, and..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Civics 101
"...AFL-CIO LABOR DAY FISH FRY EVENT This is one of..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature

Dems for Governor: Bill White, et al.
White stands out as Dems' best shot
"...rhythm of life on the trail. At the state AFL-CIO Com­mittee on Political Education convention at Austin's Omni Hotel..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Did You Work Last Weekend?
Reflections on the value of Texas labor
"...trusted to remember that next year). At the annual AFL-CIO fish fry Friday, Mayor Lee Leffingwell reminded the crowd..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, Sept. 3-10
"...Austin Central Labor Council for this annual celebration. Texas AFL-CIO parking lot, 1106 Lavaca...."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature

Workers' Comp Weakened
The Texas Supreme Court upholds Entergy v. Summers decision
"...mean when it comes to premises owners," said Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller. "As a result, more workers –..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Notable Democratic Endorsements
A roundup of the Dem clubs' recommendations for the March 4 primary
"...8 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18/Texas AFL-CIO, Ted Ankrum, Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature

Dukes Under Siege
District 46 race pits veteran incumbent vs. newcomer Thompson
"...gained traction. At a group endorsement meeting at the AFL-CIO building on Jan. 18, he received official backing from..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Justice and Worker Safety
Labor leaders and legislators draw attention to court decision they say threatens work­ers' ability to sue when injured by negligent employers
"...On Dec. 10, Becky Moeller, president of the Texas AFL-CIO, called the portion of the law on which the..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Aug. 30-Sept. 6
"...LABOR DAY FISH FRY The Austin AFL-CIO sponsors this annual get-together. All are welcome. 5:30-8:30pm. AFL-CIO..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...• The Annual Texas AFL-CIO Labor Day Fish Fry doesn't actually happen on Labor..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Watchdog group Campaigns for People releases newest findings
"...In any case, the Dems' top donors included the AFL-CIO ($45,500); Patterson Planning & Services ($25,000); Texas State Teachers..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Hightower Report
Uncle Sam says 'tough break' to regular taxpaying citizens, 'anything for you, Lockheed'; and working stiffs sponge up the stress of globalization
"...To help unite workers here and there, call the AFL-CIO's international department: 202/637-5050...."

April 29, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Capitol Chronicle
The Lege moves to foreclose court access to victims of asbestos exposure.
"...8 -- although later, when Rick Levy of the AFL-CIO called him on it, he denied using those words...."

July 25, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Get Your Anti-War On
"...Texas AFL-CIO leader Linda Chavez-Thompson, City Council Member Raul Alvarez, and..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...The Texas AFL-CIO is looking for workers who will lose their unemployment..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...Laid off? The AFL-CIO has created a Web site,, to help you..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
"...and proceeding to the Capitol. Speakers will include Austin AFL-CIO President David Brown and AFL-CIO Texas State Field Director..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Carving Up Texas
A Preview of Redistricting at the Lege
"...relationships you build," says Emmett Sheppard of the Texas AFL-CIO. "We don't want to see people get gerrymandered out..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Staff Infection
Sick of Low Wages, UT Staff Vow Three-Day 'Burnt Orange Flu'
"...Rick Levy, legal director for the Texas AFL-CIO, says he's surprised the university is taking such a..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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