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AFL-CIO

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fast Food Employees Across Houston Striking Today for Higher Wages

    In the wake of strikes that started in New York back in November and more protests throughout the Midwest earlier this summer, fast food employees in the South and on the West Coast are planning walk-outs of their own. Today, fast food workers in more than 35 cities across the country are striking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Follow the Money: Financial Reports Released on Alvarado, Garcia on Eve of Runoff

    Mom always said you are known by the company you keep, but in the world of politics you're known by the contributors who keep you. Texans for Public Justice was out with that contributors list in that run-off duel between former Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia for the late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Unions Take to the Barricades For Old Teachers

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Both the local AFL-CIO chapter and the Houston Federation of Teachers are urging a huge turnout at Thursday night's Houston ISD board meeting to protest planned layoffs of teachers and other district employees in an attempt to stop what one union leader calls "this insane ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006
  • News

    July 28, 2005

    A Piece of the Pie

    A summer spent reallocating funds, helping everyone to a bit of the American dream

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    On the Case

    Our new TV series is ready to roll

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Moving Target

    The city is rolling out the welcome mat for CITGO. But many workers want the company to get lost.

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Turkeys of the Year

    The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Behind the Happy Face

    Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003
  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Under The Volcano

    Crown Central Petroleum spews, sputters and flares up. Neighbors of the plant view it uneasily, never quite sure when it's going to blow.

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    He's an Out-of-Comptroller!

    Former city tourism official accused of paying mom's nursing home bills out of agency funds

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Workers Reject a Union

    A January walkout fails to bring representation to Quietflex

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Awakening Giant

    Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Steel Reunion

    Union Tank Car vote reflects labor's rebound

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    All in a Day's Work

    Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.

  • News

    December 4, 1997
  • Music

    October 2, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Minimal Theories

    Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Bad Boy In Blue

    Union head Hans Marticiuc (rhymes with wreck) takes aim at the police chief, the mayor, other labor leaders and anyone else who gets in his way

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    DisUnion

    Rent by charges of corruption and ineffective representation, Teamsters Local 988 may be driving itself to destruction

  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools

  • Calendar

    August 31, 1995
  • News

    March 23, 1995
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