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 When working people are under attack, what do we do?

Dallas AFL-CIO activists and our friends from all over the country rallied August 13 in solidarity with airline catering workers from Sky Chef.

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Raise a glass to the longest economic expansion in modern American history.

A full decade has passed since the end of the last recession, in June 2009, and the economy continues to grow. As of Monday, the current expansion surpassed the previous record for uninterrupted growth, set between 1991 and 2001.

But this time around, no one is accusing Americans of irrational exuberance: These good times don’t feel particularly good. Economic growth over the past decade has been slow and fragile, and most of the benefits have been claimed by a small minority of  the population.

On the morning of September 10, 2012, the bells rang to open Chicago’s public schools, but there were no teachers in the classrooms.

The night before, negotiations with Chicago’s reform-minded mayor, Rahm Emanuel, had gone south, and the new activist leaders of the city’s 25,000-member teachers union, clad all in red, walked out. Surrounded by a throng of cameras, they declared that their members would go on strike for the first time in 25 years.

United working families face every challenge together. An injury to one is an injury to all. The following comes from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO:

Stop Outsourcing

The Communications Workers of America urge you to call your member of Congress and U.S. Senators and urge them to support:

Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor.

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a disaster for working Pennsylvanians. But, the way it came about was no accident.

Those in power decided that greed, not justice or fairness, would be the rule of our economy. Corporations were handed free rein to suppress the rights of workers in Mexico, slash wages across North America and destroy livelihoods here at home — anything to fatten their already burgeoning profit margins.

The Dallas AFL-CIO, the very center of the progressive movement, will discuss strategies and make plans beginning at 7:30PM Thursday, June 20, at 1408 N Washington. All the members of all the affiliated unions are invited. 

Trends will be analyzed. Scheduled activities will be promoted. Further work will be generated.

Environmentalists and democracy activists are asking Governor Abbott to veto House Bill 3557. This dangerous legislation may severely limit our right to protest. Buses are being organized around the state to go to Austin on Saturday, June 15. The Dallas bus leaves at 8 AM from 9125 Diceman Drive.

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