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3rd Court Halts Paid Sick Leave
City ordinance put on pause by soon-to-be-ex-judges
"...The Texas AFL-CIO and the Workers Defense Project sounded off on the..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Sick Leave in Limbo
The waiting room
"...increase wages beyond those permitted by state law. Texas AFL-CIO spokesperson Ed Sills says the state may "pretend" not..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Congressional District 21: Center vs. Left?
How flippable is this district?
"...Kopser and Wilson were jointly endorsed by the Texas AFL-CIO, with Kopser capturing the endorsement of the Austin Central..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...the support of major organizations like Annie's List, Texas AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, the Austin Firefighters Assoc­i­a­tion, Black Austin Democrats,..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

2018 Primary Election Notes
The news you need
"...While the Texas AFL-CIO's political arm initially declined to endorse U.S. Senate candidate..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by News Staff

The Tides of March
Ready for a blue wave in November's midterms? That'll depend on the race.
"...and expanding Medicaid. She's secured the endorsement of Texas AFL-CIO's political arm...."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

County Dems: Vincent Harding Out, Rick Cofer In?
Election set for March 6 to fill Harding’s seat
"...and former county officials, as well as the Austin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. He's said he wants to move..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reviving Austin's Cab Industry
ATX Co-op Taxi splits the difference between traditional taxis and ridesharing
"...which was founded in 2009 and partnered with the AFL-CIO in 2013...."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...planning and regulation, or workers' rights. Rick Levy, Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, says the "big overarching issue" for progressive organizations..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Overturning Overtime
Obama's plan to fix overtime wage pay in America appears over before it could get started
" the rule was set to take effect, state AFL-CIO director John Patrick derided Paxton's decision to file for..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

Meet the Candidates for City Council
Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais
"...753, AFSCME PAC Local 1624, Austin Central Labor Council AFL-CIO PAC Treasurer: Chad Williams Filed: 7/10/14 Website: Facebook:..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Casar Kicks Off
Campaigns rumble into gear – and Doggett talks House sit-in
"...sit-in. (Austinites will be gathering Wednesday evening at the AFL-CIO Labor Temple to take part in the event: 1106..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Michael King

City Council Picks Up the Pieces
"...doesn't matter what the business model is," said Texas AFL-CIO Communications Director Ed Sills, "[both taxi and TNC] drivers..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

All That $10 Million Can't Buy
Anti-Prop 1 faction celebrates referendum's resounding defeat
" Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday and Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Rick Levy. As results continued to come in,..."

May 7, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

Democracy Awakening Rally
On May 1, Public Citizen hosted a rally to call attention to two issues "threaten[ing] our core democratic values": current campaign finance laws and laws restricting the right to vote.
"...Rick Levy of AFL-CIO..."

May 2, 2016 Photo Gallery

Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
Uber and Lyft spending $8 million-plus to sell Proposition 1
"...AFSCME union local and the Austin Council of the AFL-CIO each gave $5,000..."

April 30, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Greg Abbott, Founding Father
Texas governor wants to rewrite U.S. Constitution
"...Similarly, Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick called the plan "a wholesale attack..."

Jan. 11, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Time for a Change
A look back at Cristina Tzintzún's time fighting for immigrant rights
"...Across the street from the Governor's Mansion at the AFL-CIO headquarters Saturday, Nov. 21, a crowd of immigrants and..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

State and Local Elections
No new taxes!
"...the new, higher level a week early. The Texas AFL-CIO, under advice from educators' union Texas AFT, officially opposed..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...The Texas AFL-CIO has a new president. At last weekend's annual convention..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature

Farewell to Linda Bridges, Hero of Texas Schools
Teachers union leader passes, leaving legacy of advocacy
"...the family asks that donations go to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund, 1204 San Antonio #300, Austin, TX 78701...."

Jan. 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women
Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more
"...conference room of the temporary headquarters of the Texas AFL-CIO this week, the room was packed with women –..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Judge Not … Lest Ye Be Not Judged [UPDATED]
Labor begins to move on 2014 endorsements
"...for its own screenings on Thursday night at the AFL-CIO Labor Temple, with contested candidates for local offices (primarily..."

Dec. 7, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Levy and EMS Union in Email Throwdown
EMS union leader calls for Mike Levy's resignation from city panel
"...formality, says Marquardt, required by the rules that govern AFL-CIO affiliates. As Mar­quardt wrote to Council on Feb. 22,..."

March 8, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bonus Bill of the Week: Corporations Can't Vote, But Can Make It Rain
Dems seek constitutional overturn for Citizens United
"...director Matt Glazer, Education Austin president Ken Zarifis, Texas AFL-CIO legal director Rick Levy, and Austin NAACP president Nelson..."

Jan. 13, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Labor: Playing Defense
"...Legal and Education Director Rick Levy of the Texas AFL-CIO foreshadowed larger labor fights likely to hit the Dome..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Will Texas Do Better?
As the 83rd Legislature slouches toward Austin, hope dances a two-step with apprehension
"...Rick Levy, legal and education director for the Texas AFL-CIO, who spends much of his session time trying to..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Workers Defense Project's 10th Anniversary
Celebrating a Legacy of Women
"...alongside labor luminaries Linda Chavez-Thompson, former vice president of AFL-CIO, and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers. Thursday,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Civics 101
"...the anti-government siege that could claim their pensions. 5:45-7:30pm. AFL-CIO Hall, 1106 Lavaca, 448-4225. Free. Friday 10..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Column

Civics 101
"...the anti-government siege that could claim their pensions. 5:45-7:30pm. AFL-CIO Hall, 1106 Lavaca."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column

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