Rep. Erin Zwiener Endorsed by Austin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
State Representative Erin Zwiener’s (D-Driftwood) primary campaign was endorsed by the Austin Area AFL-CIO Central Labor Council last week. Rep. Zwiener flipped her seat in 2018 by running as a strong progressive focused on addressing the issues that affect Texans’ everyday lives and fought for all workers to have fair protections last legislative session.
“I’m honored to once again have the support of the labor community,” said Rep. Zwiener. “Texas workers deserve better pay and stronger workplace protections.”
Last session Rep. Zwiener carried legislation to expand sexual harassment protections to all workplaces. Currently they only apply to workplaces with 15 or more employees, leaving out over 3000 Texas workers. Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) moved the legislation successfully through the senate, and Rep. Zwiener moved the bill out of committee and onto the General Calendar. Unfortunately it failed to advance before a key deadline and did not pass.