American labor unions see the southern United States as a region filled with potential.  That's one of the reasons the AFL-CIO is a bi-annual meeting in Houston.  Spokesman Josh Goldstein sees Texas as a place for growth.  He sees a movement toward representation here.

“It has its epicenter in Texas, but all across the South, a progressive movement is stirring,” Goldstein says. “Workers coming together, from the teachers and nurses here in Texas.”

AFL-CIO leadership holds meetings like this one twice a year.  It is in Texas for the first time.  A wide-ranging agenda will touch on several topics.

“Everything from immigration to politics, to incubating new forms of organizing workers.” Goldstein explains.

The two-day gathering wraps up today.