Labor Works for Everybody

Saturday is Food Drive Day

Every year on the second Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the largest food drive in America. Just leave your non-perishable food items by your mailbox and your letter carrier picks it up. It’s just another way that unions benefit everyone!

National Food Drive

Labor Gets Good News

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Election results from May 4:

GOOD NEWS: Your Dallas Central Labor Council endorsed in 13 City Council races. We are proud to share that the Labor movement won 10 races for Mayor and City Council. Of the three races we lost two came as no surprise. 

BUT: 3 of the 10 races we won are in a run off. Early vote starts May 28, 2019 and Election Day is June 8, 2019. 

ACTION ITEMS: Mayor Scott Griggs, Incumbent Philip Kingston in District 14 and new Super Progressive/Pro Labor Candidate Erin Moore in District 9.  AT our very next meeting, we will also be discussing other labor friendly candidates who are in the run off: District 4's Carolyn Arnold and District 7's Tiffinni Young

Without these CRUCIAL votes on the Dallas City Council, moving a Pro Working Family Agenda will be very difficult over the next years. There is a desperate need for massive membership mobilization and the need of COPE funds for the political campaign. See below for mobilization times.


I would like to give a SHOUT to the Union Affiliates that were most outstanding:

  • Transport Workers Union 513
  • Transport Workers Union 556
  • Alliance/AFT
  • ATU 1338
  • UFCW 1000
  • CWA 6215
  • Unite HERE
  • SWRJB SEIU Workers United
  • TARA
  • IBEW 20

Fraternally, Mark York  for the Dallas AFL-CIO

Get Involved at Every Level

Your participation at the local level is vital. Sign up with Dallas AFL-CIO at Please share the link broadly!

The Texas AFL-CIO engages in political struggle with the Texas Legislature. Sign up to help at

National laws such as the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” are being promoted by National AFL-CIO.

Celebrate the Life of ATU President Larry Hanley

Dear Labor
I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of ATU International President Larry Hanley. Amalgamated Transit Union Members across the entire United States and Canada are in mourning along with the Hanley family. President Hanley led the ATU and served his country with pride when it came to the labor movement. Larry Hanley was a champion for all and believed that everyone should have a chance to experience our fullest potential.
Let's continue to be inspired by his lifelong legacy.
ATU 1338 President B/A, 
Kenneth Day

More Actions Coming Up

May 11: “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive sponsored by National Association of Letter Carriers

May 14, 10A: National moment of silence for International President Larry Hanley of Amalgamated Transit Union

May 11, 8A: KNON Koffee Klatch will help the "Workers Beat" program raise money to stay on the air. 

May 15: Teachers in Brazil scheduled a one-day strike against policies of Brazilian President Bolsonaro

May 15, 16 or 17: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to speak in Dallas. Protest arrangements are expected

May 16, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington

May 18,10A-1:30P and 1P-4:30P: Get-Out-The-Vote mobilization from 1408 N Washington

May 19, 1P-5P: Get-Out-The-Vote mobilization from 1408 N Washington

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

May 21, 6-8P: Get-Out-The-Vote phone banking from 1408 N Washington

May 23, 6-8P: Get-Out-The-Vote phone banking from 1408 N Washington

May 27, 6-8P: Get-Out-The-Vote mobilization

May 28-Jun 1, 8A-5P: Early voting for runoff election

May 30, 6-8P: Get-Out-The-Vote phone banking from 1408 N Washington

Jun 1, 10A-4:30P: Get-Out-The-Vote Mobilizing from 1408 N Washington

Jun 8: Runoff Election Day

June 19, 11A-1P: “Barbecue and Politics” 2019 election update with Texas AFL-CIO and North Texas labor allies at IBEW Local 20, 684 W Tarrant Rd,Grand Prairie. RSVP:

We win when we pull together