Labor's Election Work

Working people have an interest in every election. Click here and let's work together! The Dallas AFL-CIO represents all workers during elections just as we do at all times.

National and state COPE-endorsed candidates are listed on the Texas AFL-CIO page. Below are listed candidates of special interest to North Texas voters:

Joe Biden for President took 40% of Dallas County, Sanders took 27% with 231,688 voting.

The May 16 Dallas AFL-CIO meeting committed to winning the runoff candidates we had already endorsed:

Scott Griggs for Mayor of Dallas 

Dallas Labor Picks Best Candidates for Working Families

After a scrupulous screening process, the Dallas AFL-CIO selected these candidates:

Dallas Mayor: Scott Griggs

Council District 1: Chad West

Council District 2: Adam Medrano

When Dallas working families want to know their candidates, there is no better source than the endorsements of the Dallas AFL-CIO. On March 2, panels of union activists pored over long questionnaire responses and personally interviewed candidates all day. 

On election evening 2018, more than 50 union activists gathered at the Communications Workers hall. A lot of us were tired from campaigning all day for labor’s candidates. We weren’t going to an “election watch” party to watch the results, we were going to several of them!

Concerned labor leaders gathered with AFL-CIO political director Lorraine Montemayor on August 22 for a penetrating look at the upcoming elections. Everyone assembled agreed that November will be critical for working families; consequently, our best thinking is demanded.

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The Texas primary runoff election revealed that Dallas County voters favor the most worker-friendly candidates in seven of ten cases. Only three of the ten labor-endorsed candidates failed to survive the runoff election.

Final statewide endorsements by the Texas AFL-CIO are below our Dallas endorsements. 

On December 16, the Dallas AFL-CIO and progressive allies screened candidates for every race that will be on the primary ballot. 

At our meeting on May 18, City Councilpersons Adam Medrano and Tiffinni Young were joined by County Treasurer Pauline Medrano in congratulating the Council on our electoral successes in the first round. Candidate Omar Narvaez made a passionate appeal for support.

In the Dallas elections on May 6, the big money and the establishment newspaper did everything they could think of against some of labor's endorsed candidates. It didn't work out well for them, but it did for us!