Labor Wins and Battles On!

Dallas AFL-CIO Political Director Lorraine Montemayor writes: “We are days away from Election Day! Every door knock, every phone call will make the difference for our Labor Endorsed Candidates. Please share this with your Union Members, Union Leaders, Union Staff and family members!  To ensure we have enough food, please let me know how many folks are coming from your local.”

Get out the vote

Contact Montemayor at 214-448-1557 and find out how you can help bring election victory for working families.

Stand Up for Safety

Texas AFL-CIO leader Montserrat Garibay will speak up for worker safety at the annual Workers Memorial Day celebration at 3 PM on Sunday, April 28, at UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie. She will be introduced by Dallas leader Mark York. Music and a cookout will make it a festive occasion.

Workers Memorial Day

Sunday is a good time to join all working families in celebrating International Labor Day, which occurs on Wednesday this year. The event is free and everyone is invited.

Our Side Celebrates Paid Sick Leave Victory

On April 24, our coalition succeeded in getting Dallas City Council to pass an ordinance for paid sick leave for every worker in the city. Here is a comment from State Representative Jessica González: “Proud of Dallas for moving forward on paid sick leave. This decision is in step with policies that majority of Texans support; according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, 71 percent of Texas voters support policies requiring sick leave.”

While most working people support this effort, management, their media mouthpieces, and their political stooges are mobilizing against us. A similar ordinances that had already passed in Austin is being held up in legal proceedings. Republicans in the State Legislature are trying to prevent paid sick leave and any other pro-worker ordinances passed by local governments. The Dallas newspaper has editorialized strongly and completely for management and against working families.

CWA Pickets AT&T Shareholders Meeting

In the early hours of April 26, members of the Communications Workers of America from as far away as Puerto Rico gathered at Moody Performance Hall in downtown Dallas to let AT&T Shareholders know that working families matter. Pictures and video are on our Facebook page.

CWA pickets AT&T

AT&T’s Legacy workers were in their 377th day of working without a contract. Leaflets given to the shareholders said that Republican tax cuts led to company profits of $29.5 billion in 2017 compared to $13 billion the previous year. Despite promising more good jobs, AT&T then laid off 12,000 workers!

The union wrote, “We hope that you put your employees first and reinvest in the existing workforce as you move forward together in contract negotiations.” 

More Actions Coming Up

Apr 27, 10A-1P: Barbeque, rally, and Get-Out-The-Vote canvassing from 1408 N Washington

Apr 27, 1:30-5:30P: Latino Voter Empowerment presents “UnoDosTresFest” at Mercado 369 and the Texas Theater. Thanks to Charlotte Connelly for info.

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 28, 5-8P: Phone banking at 1408 N Washington

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

Apr 29, 5-8P: Phone banking at 1408 N Washington

May 1: International Labor Day. May is Older Americans Month

May 1, 12:30A: Dallas Chapter of Alliance for Retired Americans meets at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. Contact Judy at [email protected] or 214-729-0063

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]

May 4: Election Day

May 4, 10A-1P: Get-Out-The-Vote Canvassing from 1408 N Washington

May 4, Noon-3P: Phone banking at 1408 N Washington

May 21-22: AFL-CIO District Meeting in Phoenix. Register now.