29 Aug We stand with Texas
“As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another,” Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said.
Message of the Day—We Stand with Texas
The top priority of all working people in Texas and around the country is saving everybody whose lives are endangered by the unparalleled devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
It’s always amazing, but never surprising, to see and hear of the heroic lengths that infrastructure, utility, first responders and public service workers go to in protecting and maintaining life-saving systems in nearly impossible situations.
Working people everywhere applaud the selfless efforts of people helping each other as drenching rain continues to fall, and we pray for those still in danger.
The AFL-CIO stands prepared to do all it can to assist the people of Texas in this difficult time, now and in the rebuilding to come.
Kitchen Table Economics
1.3 million: That’s how many homes in and around Houston that likely don’t have flood insurance, even as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey dump more rain in a few days than the area gets in a typical year.