Make Plans With Labor

The Dallas AFL-CIO, the very center of the progressive movement, will discuss strategies and make plans beginning at 7:30PM Thursday, June 20, at 1408 N Washington. All the members of all the affiliated unions are invited. 

Trends will be analyzed. Scheduled activities will be promoted. Further work will be generated.

Texas Leaders Gather

Unionists are spending very little time looking back as they plan to storm ahead. The election update meeting sponsored by the Lone Star Project on June 19 took note of the improved outlook for Texas labor that came from election victories in 2018, but they put a lot more emphasis on the challenge of 2020.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and State Senator Beverly Powell of Fort Worth congratulated union activists because the 2019 Texas Legislature was head and shoulders better than the others since Republicans took over the majority. North Texas AFL-CIO leaders Mark York and Bryan Golden talked almost exclusively about plans for more victories in 2020. All of the speakers, and all the comments from the floor, were upbeat!

Bryan Golden

It was a good beginning for the broader discussion that will take place at the Texas AFL-CIO convention in San Antonio July 25-27.

VA Employees Will Protest

The American Federation of Government Employees is mobilizing its members against a contract proposal from the Trump Administration that aims to cripple their union. The first Texas protest is scheduled for noon on June 26 outside the front gate of the Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4800 Memorial Drive, in Waco.

TAKE ACTION: Sign up to support the fight

Dallas AFL-CIO sent the following letter to Sister Shannon Faulk, District 10 Legislative and Political Organizer, AFGE, AFL-CIO:

Dear Sister Faulk,

As principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO, I am concerned about the welfare of all the veterans and those who provide their services. As you struggle to fight union-busting, let your members know that you can call on us when you need help.

In Solidarity, Mark York

A similar letter was sent by all three officers of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. More actions are expected everywhere.

TAKE ACTION: SIGN UP TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT

More Actions Coming Up

Jun 20, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington

Jun 25, Noon: Rally outside Senator Cornyn’s office, 5001 Spring Valley Rd Suite 1125E in Dallas, on the Day of Action to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act. Contact Judy Bryant at 214-729-0063 

Jun 26, Noon: AFGE Local 1822 rally outside the front gate of the Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4800 Memorial Drive, in Waco for a fair contract for VA employees

Jun 29, 10A-2P: Citizenship workshop at 1408 N Washington

Jun 29, 10A: Town Hall meeting with Rep. Terry Meza at Northlake College South Campus, 1081 W Shady Grove Rd, Irving, 75060. Contact 512-463-0641

July 20, 9A-4P: “Troublemakers School” with Labor Notes Magazine at 1408. Register at labornotes.org/dallas. Info [email protected] or 718-284-4144

Jul 25-27: Texas AFL-CIO Convention in San Antonio. Book hotel at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SATRS/G-TAFL

We win when we pull together