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Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

  Workers Memorial Day will be commemorated in union events in at least five Texas cities on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

  A reported 524 working people in Texas died on the job in 2014, the last year for which full figures are available, the Labor Department has said. These commemorations will remember those lives and advocate for common-sense safety measures that would prevent more tragedies.

 

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

Check out this video of Union Veterans Council Director Will Fischer cutting through the rhetoric and lifting up where GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump really stands when it comes to veterans. Read more >>>

The AFL-CIO released a video today showing firsthand the devastating economic impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have on communities across the country. When global companies move jobs offshore to take advantage of trade deals, they not only destroy jobs, they suppress wages, deprive local governments of needed resources and leave working families behind. 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 issued the following news release on the death of former state federation President Joe D. Gunn.

  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.”

Good from Bad Water

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 >>>

Learn more about the attack on pensions and how you can pledge to stop it! Read more >>>

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