Linda Morales

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 78 affiliate unions. Morales’ involvement with labor and community unions provides a platform to advocate for social and economic justice, safe work environments and the need for municipal identification cards for undocumented workers.

Previously, she served as the lead organizer with the National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association, where she organized active worker committees, as well as identified and developed leaders through one-on-one communication. She also served as lead organizer with the Service Employees International Union, Local 1, where she was charged with leading, training, and directing staff in member recruitment and community leadership.

Morales was 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. 

Earlier in her career, she served as a health and human services committee aide to both Texas Sen. Mario Gallegos Jr. and Texas Rep. Yolanda Flores. Her professional experience also includes serving as a television/film specialist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In this role, she was responsible for the production and videography for MIDDAY, a half-hour magazine format news program, and served as the marketing specialist for The Texas Health Report with Dr. “Red” Duke, an internationally syndicated health report.

Morales has a long history of volunteer grass-roots community advocacy in many communities. She’s volunteered for non-profit organizations which assist victims of domestic violence and abuse, helped raise funds for college students and helped fight AIDS in the Latino and gay community.

Morales was honored and designated as a Living Legend by the Texas AFL-CIO Tideland Houston Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute at their Honoring Our Legends Gala. As a supporter of community schools, she recently helped secure school uniforms for students at Durkee Elementary School.

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.



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