Dallas Labor News September 30, 2016

Supporters Talk Union During Election

Dallas Labor canvassers

Canvassing and phone banking are under way in North Texas. Join in and make a difference in 2016! Dallas is mobilizing at 9 AM Saturday from 1934 Pendleton Rd Garland 75041 for get-out-the-vote. Phone banking takes place at 1408 N Washington. Contact Lorraine at 214-826-4808 to connect.

Tarrant County activists begin on October 10 with a free breakfast at 8 AM from 1924 Baird Farm Rd (Elevator Constructors Union) in Arlington. Phone banking Monday- Saturday through Nov 8. Contact Laura at   817/284-1461.

City of Dallas Plans Senior Sacrifice

Proposition One for voters in the City of Dallas will drastically cut the pensions for city employees. It is one of the typical "solutions" for pension funds that have been allowed to become underfunded -- just slash the seniors! The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund and the Steelworkers Union are joining to oppose Proposition One and all efforts to destroy the right to retire in America. Contact Gene Lantz at 214-942-4236.

What Are Dallas Civil Rights Issues in 2016 Elections?

NAACP President Arthur Fleming at the Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast

Arthur Fleming and Camille Willis at the Labor Day Breakfast

 

Racism has a high profle in the current presidential race. The President of the Dallas NAACP, Arthur Fleming, has agreed to appear on the "Workers Beat" program on KNON radio 89.3 FM at 9 AM on Saturday, October 1. He'll be discussing civil rights issues in the current elections. You can call in 972-647-1893 with your ideas and questions.

More Actions Coming Up

Oct 1, 9:30A: Dallas labor GOTV from 1934 Pendleton Rd Garland 75041. Other activists are working from 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie.

Oct 1, 10A-12P: Peace and Pancakes open house for the Dallas Peace Center at 9126 Diceman Dr, Dallas 75218

Oct 1, 10A: Park Cities Democrats will study the privatization plans for Fair Park at University Park Public Library, Suite 200, 8383 Preston Center Plazas, UP 75225.

Oct 1, 10A: "Coffee and Politics 101" Park South YMCA, 2500 Romine Ave., Dallas, TX 75215

Oct 3, 7P: Fair Wage Fort Worth campaign meeting will enjoy a presentation and performance by striking musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. United Educators Association office at 4900 SE Loop 820, Suite 200. Fort Worth, TX 76140. Contact [email protected].

Oct 5, 6-8P: Rockwall County Bar Association Candidates' Forum in Liberty Hall (the Central Jury Room), Rockwall County Courthouse, 1111 East Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, Texas 75087

Oct 10, 8A: Breakfast then GOTV canvassing with Tarrant County AFL-CIO from 1924 Baird Farm Rd (Elevator Constructors Union) in Arlington. Monday- Saturday through Nov 8. Contact Laura  817/284-1461

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

Oct 15 (more or less) Retirees and others who are voting by mail may expect to start receiving their ballots

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

Oct 24 - Nov 4: Early Voting for the 2016 General Election -- Dallas County locations and times will be posted

Nov 8: General Election -- 7 AM - 7 PM

--Gene Lantz, Press Secretary