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Legislators, NAACP, and Professors Condemn UT’s Mass Layoffs
At least 66 people have lost their jobs, and counting
"...At the Texas AFL-CIO headquarters Wednesday evening, legislators, the NAACP, and a university..."

April 11, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Bill Would Connect ERCOT to U.S. Electric Grids
Environmental and labor groups support cost-saving bill
"...Pollock and Rick Levy, the president of the Texas AFL-CIO, both spoke to the pro-labor aspects of the bill,..."

Feb. 22, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

United Auto Workers Has Sights Set on Tesla
Tesla offers raises amid organizing buildup
"...December. This week a press release from the Texas AFL-CIO, the most prominent labor organization in Texas, notes that..."

Jan. 22, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Chronicle Endorsements for the November 7 Election
Looking for guidance on the ballot's constitutional amendments and county propositions? We got you.
"...transfer must be approved by voters, however. The Texas AFL-CIO, Raise Your Hand Texas, Texas Association of School Administrators,..."

Oct. 20, 2023 News Feature

Texas “Death Star” Law Ruled Unconstitutional Two Days Before Taking Effect
But Texas is likely to appeal
"...The Texas AFL-CIO, Local Progress Texas, Every Texan, ACLU of Texas, and..."

Aug. 30, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Ascension Stops Nurses From Returning to Work After Strike
Negotiations over understaffing crisis stalled, nurses say
"...on the picket line yesterday along with the Texas AFL-CIO, Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, and state Rep. Gina Hinojosa..."

June 28, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: A Quick Trip to Los Angeles
There’s more than one left coast model of big-cityhood that Austin can avoid
" came from). Could you imagine if the Texas AFL-CIO – or, for that matter, the Texas Public Policy..."

Oct. 14, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Ticker: They Ban, We Plan
Celia Israel and Kirk Watson answer urbanists, Israel lays out repro rights plan, and more
"...University Democrats and Stonewall Democrats of Austin for Israel; AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and several member unions, and Workers..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Feature by the News Staff

Unions Bet on Mayoral Candidate Kirk Watson
Endorsements flow in, though his proposals may leave some Austinites wanting more
"...which is composed of leaders from a range of AFL-CIO affiliated unions, have all gone with Watson...."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Who Will Guide Project Connect Into the Station?
As leaders leave the station we look at who will drive the public transit redesign
"...Austin Chamber of Commerce and diversity chambers, and the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, as well as the aforementioned engineering..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Lively Crowd Seeks the Open House District 51 Seat
The Southeast Seven
"...County District Attorney José Garza, as well as the AFL-CIO, Education Austin, and AFSCME, the union that represents most..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Moral March for Democracy Enlists Willie Nelson, Luci Baines Johnson for Voting Rights Rally
27-mile march concludes at Texas State Capitol on Saturday
"...On Saturday, marchers will gather outside the Texas AFL-CIO building (1106 Lavaca Street) at 8am before heading to..."

July 30, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

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

"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives
Power to the people?
"...become a citizen," Monserrat Garibay, secretary-treas­ur­er of the Texas AFL-CIO – formerly an official with Education Austin, and now..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...the state provides." She's endorsed by Sierra Club, Texas AFL-CIO, the Texas State Teachers Association, and abortion rights advocates..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?
"...Mike Siegel ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Environmental Democrats, Texas AFL-CIO, UT-Austin University Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats,..."

Feb. 4, 2020 News Post

Congressional Candidate Attacked by “Revolutionary” Bullies
Heidi Sloan assaulted following weekend campaigning
"...pig’s head outside of a public library, tagged the AFL-CIO with graffiti, and disrupted other organizations’ community events.” They’ve..."

Jan. 13, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...right-wing billionaires is not welcome in Texas," said Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay. "ALEC has promoted far-right agendas on..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Protest
"...Protesters, including Montserrat Garibay of the Texas AFL-CIO, gather outside the the 46th American Legislative Exchange Council..."

Aug. 15, 2019 Photo Gallery

Public Notice: The Wrong Way, The Right Way
ALEC, APA two associations with different responses to our challenging times
"...Progress Texas, Texas Democratic Party, Texas Sierra Club, Texas AFL-CIO, Common Cause Texas, Workers Defense Project, Austin AFSCME, Extinction..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Conservative Political Group ALEC Is Coming to Town (UPDATED)
Corporate group hosts mid-August legislative confab
"...have opposed ALEC in the past include the Texas AFL-CIO, Public Citizen, the Sierra Club, and others. Expect to..."

Aug. 5, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Wendy Davis' Decision to Run for Congress on Hold
CD 21 decision not yet ready for prime time
"...and protecting" the Affordable Care Act, at the Texas AFL-CIO Hall near the Capitol...."

July 19, 2019 News Post by Michael King

House Committee Hears "Discriminatory" Voter Suppression Bill
SB 9 would punish voter form errors with state jail felonies
"...fraud in Texas,” said Montserrat Garibay of the Texas AFL-CIO. “What we have in the 21st century in Texas..."

May 16, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing
U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation
"...dignitaries, among them: former state Senator Wendy Davis, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, former state Rep. Glen Maxey, and..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature

Public Notice: Start Your Engines
Council gearing up for land use discussions?
"...drop canned goods and other nonperishable items at Texas AFL-CIO headquarters (1106 Lavaca #200) through this weekend: 9am-5pm Thursday..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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