Labor Mobilizing to Win

Rain or shine, labor supporters will rally at 10AM Saturday, April 13, at 1408 N Washington. We expect to continue hitting the streets and telephoning to mobilize voters until working families win the elections on May 4th. With food and festivities, it’s a pleasant road to victory.

Everyone can contribute in some way. Those who cannot consult with Political Director Lorraine Montemayor on Saturday may contact her at [email protected] or 214-448-1557 to individualize the work of winning.

Fight for Paid Sick Leave

Labor supporters intend to win an ordinance mandating paid sick leave for all workers in Dallas. They may register now to speak at the April 17 City Council Briefing in Room 6ES of City Hall, 1500 Marilla. The deadline to register is 5 PM on April 16. Beginning on the day after the briefing, activists may register to speak at the full Council meeting on April 24.

Activists are encouraged to call the Dallas Mayor and City Council representatives to encourage them to vote for paid sick time. Thanks to Judy Bryant for the following list:

Dallas City Council 1

Dallas City Council 2

Dallas City Council 3

Dallas City Council 4

Dallas City Council 5

Rick Callahan, Council Member

[email protected]

214-670-4055

Dallas City Council 6

Dallas City Council 7

Dallas City Council 8

Dallas City Council 9

Dallas City Council 10

Adam McGough, Council Member

[email protected]

214-670-4068

Dallas City Council 11

Lee Kleinman, Council Member

[email protected]

214-670-8920

Dallas City Council 12

Dallas City Council 13

Jennifer Gates, Council Member

[email protected]

214-670-7057

Dallas City Council 14

Meantime, reactionaries in the state legislature are working to prevent all Texas cities and counties from doing anything positive for workers. Stay in touch with the Texas AFL-CIO by registering with [email protected] to join that battle.

Top Texas Leader to Speak

 Montserrat Garibay and Rick Levy

Montserrat Garibay, Secretary Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO, will speak at the Workers Memorial Day commemoration beginning at 3PM April 28 at UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. She is pictured with President Rick Levy. In the last year for which we have figures, 5,147 workers lost their lives from job-related traumatic injuries and an estimated 95,000 died from occupational diseases. Employers reported 28 million injuries and illnesses in private sector workplaces and 664,300 injuries and illnesses in state and local public-sector workplaces. 

Labor Action Group originally called the action. Vice President David Marshall will bring a message from Communications Workers Local 6215. Dallas AFL-CIO and Texas New Era/Jobs with Justice are participating. Master cookout artist Gerardo Contreras is providing the food

The Labor Action Group will be celebrating the successful conclusion of our first project in defense of the right of working families to choose their own representatives. Union Committeeman Corey Gregg will be reinstated on Monday. 

Register for Southwest District Meeting

Unions are encouraged to register their representatives for the Southwest District Labor Meeting in Phoenix May 21-22. The hotel deadline is April 29.

The Southwest District Meeting is just a few weeks away and the hotel deadline is this Monday, April 29. Register now to secure your spot at the meeting and don't forget to book your hotel.

STATE AND LOCAL LEGISLATION:
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAPITOL AND WIN FOR WORKERS
Tiffany Heath

ELECTING UNION MEMBERS:
BUILDING OUR POWER
Charles Wowkanech

REVERSE THE DECLINE IN UNION DENSITY:
GOALS THAT MATTER
Raquel Murillo

POWER TO WIN:
WORKSITE ORGANIZING PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER
Charles Handel Lundy

COMMUNICATING ABOUT LABOR IN 2019
Josh Goldstein

TECHNOLOGY AND DATA TOOLS
Michelle Penson

HOLDING THE 116TH CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE
Bill Samuel

REGISTER NOW >>>

WORKSHOPS HERE >>>

More Actions Coming Up

Apr 13, 10A: Congresspersons Marc Veasey and Veronica Escobar discuss critical issues facing working families and women in Texas at Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 N Hampton, Dallas 75212

Apr 14, 3P: Film “Backpack Full of Cash” at Tyler Street Methodist, 927 W Tenth, Dallas, 75208. To RSVP, call (214) 942-4663. Hosted by Alliance/AFT. Info at [email protected]

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

Apr 15, 4P: Tax Day of Action by APWU.  Protect the post office employees and their pensions at main post office, I-30 between Beckley and Sylvan,  401 Tom Landry Fwy (Hiway 30), Dallas Tx 75208

Apr 16, 5: Deadline to call 214-670-3738 and register to promote paid sick leave for all workers at the April 17 City Council briefing

Apr 17, 8A: City Council briefing in Room 6ES, City Hall, 1500 Marilla in Dallas

Apr 17, Noon: Ft Worth Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans meets at the GOLDEN CORRAL 3517 ALTA MERE DRIVE FT WORTH, TX 76116

Apr 18, 7:30P: Dallas Central Labor Council invites all affiliated members to 1408 N Washington

Apr 20, 9A: Promote voting on KNON radio’s “Workers Beat” program. Call-in 972-647-1893 to talk on the air

Apr 22, 10A: First day of early voting. Rally at Courthouse 600 Commerce, downtown Dallas. Contact [email protected], 214-803-3797 for a free ride

Apr 23, 5P: Deadline to call 214-670-3738 and register to promote paid sick leave for all workers at the April 17 City Council meeting

Apr 24, 8A: City Council meeting in main council chambers, Dallas City Hall. They are expected to vote on requiring paid sick leave for all workers in the city.

Apr 24, 9:30A: Labor Action Group planning session at UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. Everyone invited. [email protected]

Apr 26, 7A: Communications Workers invites everybody to rally outside the AT&T Shareholders meeting to ask why they took all the tax rebate money and then cut 12,000 jobs. At Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora in Dallas. Contact Scott at 703-501-5491

April 28, 3P: Labor Action Group presents Workers Memorial Day commemoration & cookout to remember people injured or killed on the job. UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. [email protected]

Apr 29: Hotel deadline to register for the Southwest district labor meeting May 21 - 22, in Phoenix, Arizona

May 1: International Labor Day

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]