Solidarity Grows

Dallas AFL-CIO principal officer Mark York joined the Governor of Montana on the General Motors picket lines in Arlington on September 26. A special solidarity meeting was hosted by the UAW Area Retiree Council at UAW 848 in Grand Prairie on September 24. State Representative Terry Meza brought several cases of water. Some of the retirees and a younger member of ATU 1338, Tony Dahlin, then drove to Roanoke, Texas, to join strikers from a smaller General Motors union local.

Water from Rep Terry Meza went to the Roanoke picket

The Tarrant County AFL-CIO continues to accept donations for the strikers through their web site, http://tcclc.org. Volunteer picketers are welcome at UAW 276, 2505 W.E. Roberts in Grand Prairie. We continue to post photos and videos on our Facebook page and on Youtube at  https://youtu.be/ddicA12YiKA, https://youtu.be/0luqujetkgk, and  https://youtu.be/AL0i2mQkGXU.

Birabil Finds Support

Lorraine Birabil, who was endorsed by the Dallas AFL-CIO in her race for State Representative District 100, received support and contributions at a house party on September 25. Birabil said that house parties are a good way to campaign, especially because voters now look at the number of contributions received (not the amount) as a way of evaluating candidates.

The Dallas AFL-CIO will begin its get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts on October 5 at 10AM from 1408 N Washington. The special election for District 100 is November 5.

Keener Speaks at Climate Rally

Communications Worker Local 6215 activist Herb Keener spoke at the big climate strike rally in West Dallas on September 20. Keener reports that around 2,000 joined in the effort to force governments to take action on global warming. Other activities continued in Dallas and worldwide through the week.

Herb Keener for the Blue-Green Alliance

Educators Rally

Alliance/AFT members and supporters rallied outside a Dallas School Board meeting on September 26. They then packed into the meeting to demand fair pay rather than the biased compensation system being proposed.

Education supporters rally

Airline Caterers Send Thanks

The UNITE-HERE union sends the gratitude of their 20,000 airline catering workers for standing in solidarity during difficult contract negotiations. They write, “Your compassion, motivation, and determination helps us fight for a better standard in the industry…. One job should be enough!”

The battle continues.

Labor Against Cancer

The United Food and Commercial Workers union is sponsoring “Labor Against Cancer” evening events in Texas and Oklahoma. The Dallas event is October 26 at Trinity Groves. The Fort Worth event is November 10 at Trinity Park.

UFCW against cancer

The movement provides an opportunity for all organized labor to do what they do best, empower their membership to band together for the good of others in the communities where they work and live.

More Actions Coming Up

Sep 27, 4-6PM: Rally for death-row inmate Rodney Reed at Rosa Parks Plaza, 901 Elm in Dallas

Sep 28, 9A: KNON’s “Workers Beat” program will discuss the death penalty with the family of death-row inmate Rodney Reed. Tune to 89.3FM

Sep 28, 10:30A: Tarrant County informational meeting on electoral reform at North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Av, North Richland Hills

Oct 1: International Day of Seniors

Oct 2, 12:30P: Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans meets at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. Contact [email protected]

Oct 5, 10A: First get-out-the-vote mobilization for the District 100 special election on November 5. Contact [email protected] or 214-826-4808

Oct 10, 6:30P: Dallas Democrats present a candidate forum for Texas District 100 at 1408 N Washington. Info: 214-821-8331

Oct 19, 1P: CWA 6215 Golf tournament at Country View Golf Club of Lancaster. Info 469-878-7038 or 214-923-7697

Oct 26, 9A-4P: Workshop on runaway inequality and the crisis of healthcare. Location TBA

We win when we pull together