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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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When AFSCME member Deborah Van Horn was unable to work due to health issues, she turned to Union Plus for financial help. As a Union Plus Credit Cardholder, she was eligible to apply for the Union Plus Disability Grant.

As Pride Month is recognized around the world this year, the rainbow-hued celebration will be colored by hope, fear for the future, and reverence for the queer liberation movement’s radical past.

Mexico didn’t foist NAFTA on the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s constant claims that the U.S. loses “so much money” on the deal. We did it to ourselves, and we did it deliberately.

Corporations wanted to create in Mexico a low-wage haven where they could shift production, expecting us to happily buy the imported goods built with cheap Mexican labor—while exporting our jobs.

President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers.

Dallas labor and our allies will throw ourselves into the final push to make history in the June 8 election. If we get the turnout, we can expect victories for the key candidates for working families:

Labor fights to win local elections because we can improve the lives of working families. Recently in Dallas, we have won sick leave for working families and rest breaks for construction workers. Republicans in the Texas Legislature tried hard to end local control so that such advances could be stopped, but they failed!

LaVerne Washington, executive board member and steward of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 101 in San Jose, California is on her way to retiring credit card debt free. Washington has been an AFSCME member for 18 years. As she started planning for retirement from her job as a paralegal, she researched ways to reduce her bills and high interest credit card debt. She remembered that Union Plus Credit Counseling is one of the benefits available to her through AFSCME Advantage.

If you are on the side of working families, lend a hand in winning the Dallas runoff election. Political Director Lorraine Montemayor can find important work for you. Email Lorraine or call her at 214-448-1557

Early voting begins Tuesday, May 28. Working families have a giant stake in the Dallas runoff. Labor is straining for success. Mobilize at 10AM Saturday, May 25, at 1408 N Washington.