Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Houston’s Labor Movement Registers Hundreds of New Union Voters

UPS worker fills out registration form

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation helped register hundreds of new union voters in September in a multiday action in partnership with Teamsters Local 988. Union members talked to UPS workers in the Houston area about what’s at stake for working people this election year, offering them information, the opportunity to register to vote, and, for some, the chance to sign up and join their union. Members of the United Steelworkers, the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association-IAFF Local 341, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 716, the National Writers Union and allied organizations also took part in this action.