Sky Chef Workers Show How It's Done

Dallas AFL-CIO activists and our friends from all over the country rallied August 13 in solidarity with airline catering workers from Sky Chef. The action took place at the palatial new headquarters of American Airlines.

Mark York and other speakers

Mark York and other labor leaders said that preparation for the event was a model for winning progressive causes. In several ways, the action set precedents of solidarity. Many of the Sky Chef workers are immigrants. Community and civil rights groups joined a very diverse labor crowd. Religious leaders gave strong leadership. Social media and “earned” commercial media coverage revealed our action to the entire world!

For several short videos showing the diversity of the crowd and the opinions of participants, see our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/dallasaflcio/

Our videos are also on Youtube:

Mark York of Dallas AFL-CIO: https://youtu.be/AcliSdbxFbE

Texas AFL-CIO leader Montserrat Garibay: https://youtu.be/-rvnCyRJqPk

Texas AFL-CIO leader Rick Levy https://youtu.be/62v3ULL-JiA

An international Vice President of UNITE-HERE: https://youtu.be/_Y0xwnecbLs

UNITE-HERE Texas Organizer Willy Gonzalez: https://youtu.be/5XmbNHm_1R4

Protestant minister Wes Helm: https://youtu.be/HLxOUg3t7xs

Catholic clergy: https://youtu.be/_HYdNM2NJXE

The rally Emcee welcoming the crowd: https://youtu.be/KbE5qmouLxc

Diversity in the crowd: https://youtu.be/BTXLN9OfdKA

Here is a list of other coverage:

Dallas Morning News: https://tinyurl.com/yxnlblrz

Fort Worth Star Telegram: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/american-airlines/article233951002.html?fbclid=IwAR24c87e0rHxtCJK8H43jjqiUHGF9CbwLrlGNJL6YovoULmdL_YldjBGpNA

CBS affiliate in Dallas: https://tinyurl.com/y5kc89zh

WFAA in Dallas: https://tinyurl.com/y6nz69bg

Hundreds of photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmG6KXJq

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More Actions Coming Up

Aug 15, 6P: Ft Worth Town Hall with Congressman Veasey at 5901 Fitzhugh Av. 817-920-9086

Aug 15, 7:30P: Dallas Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington. 214-826-4808

Aug 15, 6P: Ft Worth Town Hall with Congressman Veasey at 5901 Fitzhugh Av. 817-920-9086

Aug 15, 7:30P: Dallas Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington. 214-826-4808

Aug 16-18: “Unite the Right” anti-worker organization is expected to hold events in the area around SMU. https://www.facebook.com/sorayacolli/posts/10215196196720564?hc_location=ufi

Aug 16, 4P: Representative Allred will meet with labor leaders. Contact Judith Tankel [email protected]

Aug 17, 8A: KNON Koffee Klatch & Strategy Session at 11311 N Central Expressway. Contact [email protected]

Aug 17, 2-4P: 350 Dallas monthly climate action community meeting at Central Market on Lovers Ln at Greenville Ave in Dallas (5750 E Lovers Ln, 75206) in the community room on the 2nd floor. Contact [email protected]

Aug 20, 10A: National Day of Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices at Senator John Cornyn's Dallas office, 5001 Spring Valley Rd. Contact 214-729-0063

Aug 24, 11:30A: Pre-Labor Day Bash with Texas State Employees Union at 737 S R.L. Thornton Fwy in Dallas. 

Aug 24, 6P: Gene Lantz speaks on “Solving the Crisis in America” at Roma’s Pizza, 7033 Greenville Av, Dallas 

Sep 2, 9AM: Labor Day Breakfast in Dallas at Eddie Deen’s Restaurant

Sep 2, 1-4PM: Tarrant County Labor Day Picnic at Legacy Park Pavilion, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, 76006

Sep 2, Noon-4PM: Dallas Democrats Labor Day picnic at 1414 N Washington

We win when we pull together