Union Leaders View Texas As Fertile Ground
Kevin Troutman was quoted in the Houston Chronicle article entitled “Union Leaders View Texas As Fertile Ground.”
The heads of some of the nation's largest labor unions met in Texas for the first time on February 18 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., told the Houston Chronicle the federation wanted to send the message that the labor federation is expanding its horizons to new places and to new people.
"Unions are having trouble convincing employees that joining a union is in their best interests," said Kevin.
"If there isn't some problem, some great dissatisfaction, most employees don't see a great need for someone to come in and speak on their behalf," he said.