The long process of screening political candidates continues. These Texas candidates are endorsed:

The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Conference was over at noon on January 21. We heard major labor and political leaders speak.

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President Biden is making every effort to save our freedom to vote through national legislation. Two Democrats and all Republicans in the Senate oppose freedom to vote legislation. Labor leads a mighty coalition of progressive organizations fighting for freedom.

Those who defend freedom are determined to vote this year. Your Dallas AFL-CIO is gaining an unprecedented team of volunteers. Contact political director Mariah Warwick at [email protected] to join us. This battle cannot possibly end before November!

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

Now is the time for your commitment. A good start would be to help the Dallas AFl-CIO screen candidates and get ready to win the 2022 elections. Contact [email protected].

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.

Labor has no quitters as this all-important political year begins. We are double checking our registrations. Seniors and other eligible voters are making their annual application to vote by mail. We are volunteering to help screen candidates who want labor's recommendation.

Happy Holidays!

Angela DeFilippo of Tarrant Central Labor Council reports that “close to $15,000” in cash has been pledged for the locked-out refinery workers in the Beaumont area. Dallas AFL-CIO, Tarrant AFL-CIO, Young Active Labor Leaders, and a number of allies joined in the effort for a happy Christmas in the Golden Triangle. Toys for the children are already being delivered.

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.