Dallas Labor News October 7, 2016

Labor Reaches Out

Join us for GOTV

The road to victory passes through a successful get-out-the-vote campaign. Your AFL-CIO is canvassing door-to-door and phone banking all union members. We will win elections and simultaneously strengthen our labor movement!

Dallas AFL-CIO supporters meet at 9:30 Saturday, Oct 8, at 1934 Pendleton Rd in Garland. Contact Lorraine at 214-826-4808.

Tarrant AFL-CIO household-to-household program Monday-Friday, effective October 10 through November 8 (Election Day). Weekdays (Oct 10-14; Oct 17-21; Oct 24-28; & Oct. 31-Nov 4) GOTV assignments mobilize out of Tarrant County CLC hdqtrs in North Richland Hills, 4025 Rufe Snow Dr. (76180). Contact Laura at  817/284-1461 

Saturdays (October 15, 22, 29, and November 5) Tarrant GOTV will mobilize in Arlington, at 1924 Baird Farm Rd. (76006), at Int’l. Union of Elevator Constructors Local 21 union hall. Breakfast from 8 AM – 9 AM; volunteers depart w/assignments and return by 2 PM. 

Phone Banking Works

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund phone banks run 1-4 every Monday and Tuesday from Alliance/AFT Hall, 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. Evening phone banking is 5:30-8PM Mondays and Tuesdays from 1408 N Washington #240. Other phone banks can be established. Contact Judy Bryant at 214-729-0063.

Solidarity = Success!

Dallas AFL-CIO Embraces the Striking Fort Worth Musicians

"An injury to one is an injury to all" is the timeless slogan of the American labor movement. Mark York of the Dallas AFL-CIO led a group to join picketing with the fighting Fort Worth Musicians.  See our earlier article about the strike. They have an on-line donation site.

Fight for the Right to Retire!

Retiree activists will join Dallas City Employee representatives and others to call for a "NO" vote on Proposition # One on the Dallas ballot. The wording on the ballot is impossible to understand, but articles in the Dallas newspaper explain deep cuts in the right to retire. Nationwide, there are serious problems with pension programs because politicians have allowed them to go underfunded. The "solution" they propose, as in Dallas, is "cut the seniors!" Join in at 2 PM Thursday, October 13, outside Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla at Young Street. If the weather is good, we'll be by the flagpoles at the corner. If it's bad, we'll be closer to the building. Contact Gene Lantz at 214-942-4236.

More Activities Coming Up

Oct 8: Retirees and others who are voting by mail have begun receiving their ballots

Oct 8, 9:30A: Dallas labor GOTV from 1934 Pendleton Rd Garland 75041

Oct 10 & 11, 1-4P: Retiree phone banking from Alliance/AFT hall, 334 Centre (at Bishop) in Oak Cliff

Oct 10 & 11, 5:30-8P: Phone banking from AFL-CIO, 1408 N Washington#240.

Oct 11: Last day to register to vote for November election

Oct 12, 7P: Labor/Community Mobilization Committee at 1408 N Washington in East Dallas

Oct 13, 2P: Retiree activists join Dallas City employees for news conference outside Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla at Young Street. Contact Gene Lantz at 214-942-4236

Oct 15, 8A: Breakfast then GOTV canvassing with Tarrant County AFL-CIO from 1924 Baird Farm Rd (Elevator Constructors Union) in Arlington. Tarrant County GOTV also working weekdays from 4025 Rufe Snow Dr in North Richland Hills. Other volunteers are working from 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. Contact Laura  at 817/284-1461

Oct 24, 10:30: Early voting rally at Allen Courts Building in downtown Dallas. Contact Judy Bryant  at 214-729-0063

--Gene Lantz, Press Secretary