Dallas Labor Beats the Big Money

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! 

Dallas Labor Scores Well in Election


Tiffinni Young will need labor's help to win her runoff election
After careful information gathering and deliberation, the Dallas AFL-CIO delegates endorsed in all but one of the Dallas City Council races plus one race in Mesquite. All but two of our candidates succeeded in the first round of voting on May 1. Two are in runoffs. 
We'll continue to throw ourselves into making sure that working families are represented in the June 10th results. Starting May 20 at 10 AM, we'll be working the streets and the phone lines from 1408 N Washington # 240. Plan to join us! See our "Labor's Election Work" section for more.

Principal Officer Honored

All union election efforts are run on a strictly non-partisan basis, but the increasing polarity between the parties has inclined working people in our area more and more toward the Democrats. They are exceedingly grateful when they get our help, and they showed it recently by giving a special award to the Financial Secretary Treasurer of the Dallas AFL-CIO, Mark York.
Mark York gets an award
On his Facebook page, York wrote, "I am humbled and grateful to receive this year's "David Axelrod" award from the Dallas Democratic Party. Without the UNITY of the Dallas Unions, Community Partners and Organizations. The advancements towards helping our community would not be possible and I share this award with ALL of them."


"Is There Anything Left for Us, But to Organize and Fight?"

--Solidarity Forever by Ralph Chaplin
The last thing reasonable people want is a fight, but working families of America are being pushed too far! The Republican "health care" bill in the Senate is an atrocity far worse than the last one. Protests will take place across the nation on Friday, May 12.
Judy Bryant of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Educatoinal Fund is organizing the Dallas event outside the offices of Congressman Pete Sessions, who voted in favor of undermining Medicare, Cutting Medicaid, and greatly increasing the amounts insurance companies can charge in order to give more billions to the very wealthy.

Rally

Noon Friday, May 12

Outside Pete Sessions' NEW office

12377 Merit Drive- Lakeside Square Office Building

Dallas, Tx 75251

Pete Sessions on health care "HAH!"

 The Dallas AFL-CIO Facebook page contains a short video of our triumphant candidate for City Council, Philip Kingston, explaining why he favors a legal attack against the so-called "Sanctuary Bill" just passed by the Texas Legislature. Our May 18 delegates' meeting will review our election work and strategize the best way to win the runoff election and all our other battles. For workers' organizations, it's fight or die!

More Actions Coming Up

May 12, Noon: Protest at Pete Sessions new office, 12377 MERIT DRIVE- LAKESIDE SQUARE OFFICE BUILDING

DALLAS, TX 75251. Call Judy at 214-729-0063 for more info

May 13: This Saturday marks the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, led in large part by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the unions of the AFL-CIO. Your local letter carrier will pick up nonperishable goods that you leave next to your mailbox in time for pickup. The donations will be delivered to local food banks

May 13, 9A-12P: “The Future is Female! Women in Politics” at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 1003629 W Miller Rd, Garland, TX 75041

May 13, 2:30P:  "

A Tale of Two Schools: A Community Conversation Around Funding
Public Schools at MLK Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas 75215

May 17, 10:30A: Making Change at Walmart tour stops at Dallas city hall, 1500 Marilla at Akard

May 17, 1:30P: Community Conversation on how federal spending impacts older Americans. 5740 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, 76117. Register at www.unitedwaytarrant.org/communityconversation.

May 18, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO delegates meet at 1408 N Washington