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

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>

  List of 2016 recipients of the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship is attached. The .pdf link below under "Additional Resources" includes photos of the students.

   Those memorialized or honored by donors to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are listed below.

  A list of donors to the 2016 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund is attached.

  The 2016 edition of the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program has awarded 30 $1,000 grants to students from union families in Texas. Information below.

  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.”

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