The November 18 meeting of the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council revealed that labor is in an unprecedented activity boom.

The Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council will meet "In Real Life" at 7:30PM on Thursday, November 18, at 1408 N Washington. All members of affiliated unions are invited.

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The Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast will be part of a mighty effort to help Texas disaster victims

Get Tickets for Dallas Labor Day Breakfast

Everything is happening with labor. Be a part of it by attending labor's main event, the AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at 8:30 AM on September 4th at Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 S Lamar, Dallas 75202. Reserve your tickets at 512-636-7211 or buy them for $35 at the door.

Dallas AFL-CIO leader Mark York is looking for ways to help our brothers and sisters in the flood disaster areas. He is also concerned about the thousands of evacuees pouring into North Texas. Money and volunteers are needed.

On August 31, York and other North Texas unionists sat in on a two-hours-plus teleconference involving state and national AFL-CIO leaders. National AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler began by emphasizing the extent of the damage to the Gulf Coast and the duration of the problem.

Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more. That's the top finding in a new national survey, conducted by polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the AFL-CIO in collaboration with the Economic Policy Institute and the Labor Project for Working Families. In the survey, the majority of America's working people credit labor unions for many of the benefits they receive.

As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another.

“The outsized hearts and incredible stamina of working people help make our state the kind of place where the job of saving lives gets done right and where neighbors rush through danger to help neighbors. If Hurricane Harvey is a test, working people are passing it with flying colors.” - Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick 

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In January, I was invited to serve on President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council, along with my boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. At the time, I was deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO (the largest federation of trade unions in America) and a spokesperson for the organization on trade, manufacturing, and economic policy. President Trumka and I agreed to serve because we believed — and still do — that working people should have a voice in crucial government decisions affecting their jobs, their lives, and their families.

Labor Day is upon us, and there's a lot you can do!

Help Tell Your Labor Story

Have you inivited your friends to buy a ticket for the Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast? One way you can do that is on social media. You can make a big contribution to "spreading the word" this way.

Labor Day Coming Fast

The Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast is the premier union event of the year and the kickoff for labor’s participation in the upcoming critical election year. There will be plenty of room and parking this year at Eddie Deen Ranch, 944 Lamar Street.

Tickets are $35 and sponsorships are needed. Contact Cindy Crofford at 214-826-4808 or Lewis Fulbright at 214-354-9516.