Dallas Labor Planning Action

The Dallas AFL-CIO Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington. We are fighting for everybody, and good fighting takes planning. We should be finalizing our Dallas mayoral and city council endorsements and announcing them right away. We'll discuss the Texas AFL-CIO 2019 scholarships and get an update on the national AFL-CIO Advisory Council meeting. 

Opportunities and challenges abound as long as the Texas  Legislature is sitting. The biggest threat right now comes from the "death star" bill, SB15 and HB1654, because it would take away the ability of cities to enact benefits that help working families, including earned paid sick leave, rest breaks and fair-chance hiring. Our March 19 phone banking session expects to focus on this bill. The Texas  AFL-CIO is asking everyone to start now. Call your state senate office at 1-833-417-4260 and politely ask your senator to vote "NO!"

Phone bank for working families

Sign up for phone banking on our Facebook page.

Veasey Will Join Labor Fest!

Congressman Marc Veasey

Congressman Marc Veasey will join  the stars of North Texas labor at 3 PM on March 23 for an afternoon of labor songs, culture, and critical information. Leaders of the Tarrant and Dallas AFL-CIO will make presentations. Participants will get to meet the family of Committeeman Corey Gregg, who was recently victimized while standing up for the rights of members. 

It takes place at UAW 848, 2218 East Main  in Grand Prairie. The local union is celebrating its 75th (diamond) anniversary. The Labor Fest is free.

School Employees Make Their Point

At least four full Dallas buses joined the school employees from  all over the state for an Austin rally on March 11 to demand decent funding for our children's schools. The big turnout showed why education workers have been winning victories all over the United States -- they have support from far and wide.

church people support school workers

 Pictures of supporters, including students, retirees, and churches are on our web site. Our Facebook page has videos and even more photos. The Dallas newspaper gave it front-page coverage with quotes from two Dallas AFL-CIO delegates, Tony Chenevert and Judy Bryant.

Transport Workers Call for Aircraft Safety

Dallas AFL-CIO principal officer Mark York asks us to take time to view and share this clip from CNBC on the recent grounding of the Boeing 737. Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen speaks out on the practice of foreign repairs facilities in South America and China and the incestuous relationship between the FAA and the Airlines.

More Actions Coming Up 

Mar 16-24: Congressional recess. Go see your congressperson while they are in home areas!

Mar 19, 6P: Phone banking on behalf of Texas working families at 1408 N Washington. Contact Lorraine Montemayor [email protected]

Mar 19, 7:30: Tarrant County Central Labor Council monthly meeting for affiliated members at IUOE 178 Union Hall, 4025 Rufe Snow Dr., NRH. 817-284-1461

Mar 20: CWA and AFSCME members expected to carry out the largest strike of 2019 at the University of California

Mar 21, 7:30: Dallas AFL-CIO meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington

Mar 23, 3P: Labor Fest at 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. Free. Contact [email protected]

Apr 5: Texas Labor Against Cancer “Shoot for a Cure” at Greystone Castle Sporting Club in Mingus, TX. Contact [email protected]

Apr 14, 11A-5P: Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff Park, Colorado & Zang

May 4, 7:30: Registration for “USA’s l8th Annual Dallas/Ft Worth Sporting Clays Shoot” at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, 10751 Luna Road, Dallas 75220. Contact Chris Piltz at 203-767-0745 or [email protected]g