Your Dallas labor movement intends to win the May 24 runoff elections. Organizer Marilyn Davis has scheduled door-to-door canvassing for Saturday, May 7.

North Texas labor has two picnics for International Workers Day on May 1. Tarrant celebrates 12-3PM at Randol Mill Park, 1901 W Randol Mill Rd in Arlington.

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Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held another “hybrid” meeting with about half the participants in the room and the other half on line. Instead of using a loudspeaker next month, they decided to investigate getting a big TV that can be connected to a laptop. A TV would allow all the “in real life” participants to see as well as hear the “on-line” ones.

Liz Shuler is the first woman ever elected president of the AFL-CIO.

She took over a time when the world of work has been turned upside down.

Union organizing is happening in some unexpected places, and sometimes in ways that disrupt the traditional union playbook.

The April 15 Dallas newspaper reported that 39 of the March 1 polling places will be shut down for the May 7 and May 24 elections. The reason was obvious: 71 Dallas County election judges had dropped out! So far, they have not been able to get enough people to staff the polls. The article was shared to our Facebook page.

Labor keeps working for voter rights. Marilyn Davis of Texas AFL-CIO and Jason Tomlinson of Dallas AFL-CIO organized a “hybrid” meeting both on-line and at 1408 N Washington on April 2. Attorney Louis Bedford, an expert on civil rights and voter rights, guided participants through the voting obstacles created by Republicans in the legislature. Bedford has also extended a hand to the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans in their ongoing voting rights efforts.

LABOR PRESS: You’ve been given such a huge responsibility now, with the death of your friend Rich Trumka [In August she was appointed to serve the remainder of his term.] But the entire time you’ve been involved, labor has been struggling to come back. Do you have a secret plan? What can the AFL-CIO do to rebuild the labor movement?

Mighty Amazon management lost to an independent union at a New York warehouse. Bloomberg Technology reports: “With only a few hundred ballots left to count, the Amazon Labor Union led with 2,300 yes votes versus 1,855 no votes for Amazon.” Credit for the win goes to organizer Christian Smalls, who fought back after being fired. He has two more Amazon warehouses in his immediate plans.

Dallas labor and progressive activists will be knocking on doors Saturday, March 26. We will be meeting at Starbucks (8520 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75243) from 10 am - 12 pm. Please use the link below to sign up or give Marilyn Davis a call at 737.272.7877.

The Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council on March 17 was the best-attended and smoothest of recent times. Reactionary Texas Republican vote-suppressors are only fanning the flames for our fiery campaigns on behalf of working families.