Austin Labor Council

 

Our community needs answers. Why are the County Judge and County Commissioners waiving wage and safety standards they currently require through Travis County policy for Tesla, a company who was placed on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s dirty dozen list in 2018?
The Austin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, since its founding in 1957, has been committed to the principle of multiracial solidarity, advocating for social and economic justice to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people

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Stand in solidarity with families going hungry by pledging to fast on August 11 and calling on the Senate to provide much needed relief for laid off workers.

Recent News

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a piece of legislation that would provide much-needed solutions to our current economic and public safety crisis. Unfortunately, its path forward has been uncertain. There has been no debate on the bill in the Senate, and Mitch McConnell even sent the Senate on vacation without hearing it.

More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.