Linda Morales, a coordinator with the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation/AFL-CIO, is charged with executing the goals and articulating the vision of the Area Labor Federation and its 95 affiliate unions. Ms. Morales’ involvement with labor and community groups provides a platform to advocate for social and economic justice, and safe work environments.
Throughout her career, Ms. Morales has dedicated her work to community organizing, advocacy, and leadership. She served the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association and the Service Employees International Union where she handled grievance and arbitration, addressed workplace issues and collective bargaining. Ms. Morales was also a project director for both the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Union/AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO in San Antonio, where she was responsible for campaign project administration, budget and staff planning, as well as developing and maintaining multi-union relations. Adding to her dynamic professional experience, she has worked for The University of Texas Health Science Center and The Texas Health Report with Dr. “Red” Duke, where she worked in television production and marketing, respectively. She also served members of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, and was their point person to Health and Human Services, Urban Affairs and Education committees.
Ms. Morales has a long history of volunteer grassroots community advocacy in many communities, including volunteering and fundraising for non-profits assisting domestic abuse victims, college students, elementary school children, and the fight against AIDS in minority populations. Ms. Morales majored in Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin and earned an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Southwest Texas College, Uvalde, Texas.
Original Appointment: August 2017