The governor's race may get the highest media profile and the most campaign donations, but it's Linda Chavez-Thompson for Texas Lieutenant Governor that really puts fire underneath union activists.
DALLAS -- While the Republicans hold their convention here, the Texas AFL-CIO held a press conference to highlight that these "fiscal conservatives" have dropped the state into an $18 billion deficit hole.
More than 1,900 registered nurses at five Texas hospitals have voted to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas (NNOC-Texas).
HOUSTON -- More than 1,900 registered nurses at five Texas hospitals have voted to unionize by joining the National Nurses Organizing Committee.
A particular target for Texas trade unionists is anti-worker Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who continues to embarrass his state before the nation by defending BP.