“We’re proud to be part of this speech,” O’Rourke’s campaign says as union workers line up.

The move marks the first time a statewide campaign has worked with a union in Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas – More than 100 staffers working for Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for Texas governor have officially unionized. First nationwide campaign in the state to do this.

129 employees in organization, research, press, finance and other positions, a union contract through International Union of Administrative and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

“We are proud to join the labor movement and be the first Texas statewide campaign to unionize,” campaign organizer Rocio II said in a press release. Like Beto, we practice what we preach. We want to send the message that every worker in this state should have the right to demand better wages, benefits and working conditions. We want to join them in this fight.”

particle for direct object Texas AFL-CIO He congratulated the newly formed union on the approval of the union contract and said, “Employees who work long hours in a politically charged environment must have a voice in the workplace.”

According to the OPEIU report, the contract includes overtime pay, a five-day work week, paid time off for early voting, severance pay, a gas allowance and an extra week’s pay if O’Rourke wins the Texas gubernatorial election in November. The agreement also includes clauses on safe working conditions, parental leave, protection of migrant workers, and arbitration and grievance procedures.

“Under the failed leadership of Greg Abbott, four in 10 working Texans are living without a living wage. We’re running this campaign for a Texas where every worker has a living wage, great benefits, union dues and dignity.” Chris Evans, “We are proud to continue this debate, and as governor, Betto will fight to raise the state’s minimum wage for the first time in more than 13 years, making Texas a right-to-organize state,” said an O’Rourke campaign spokesman. It does, and ensures that our economy ultimately works for everyone. Texans.”

O’Rourke, a Democrat, will face incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in the November election. The race is tightening as Abbott leads his rival by five points, according to a recent University of Houston poll.

The Texas gubernatorial election is on November 8th with early voting beginning on October 24th and ending on November 4th.

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