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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.

Environmentalists and democracy activists are asking Governor Abbott to veto House Bill 3557. This dangerous legislation may severely limit our right to protest.

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In speeches and in press releases over the last year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has pointed out that unions are uniquely qualified by their very nature to lead the country out of what he has called a “dark period,” a time when hateful speech and vitriol emanate from the White House and are found in abundance everywhere else. Unions, he notes, bring together all kinds of people in a fight that is common to the vast majority, a fight for a better life for oneself and for the next generation.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

On to the Capitol!

School employees will pour into the Texas Capitol on Monday, March 11. Multiple buses leave at 6 AM from the Alliance/AFT building at 334 Centre Street. For weeks, supporters have been sending $25, their contact information, and their shirt size to [email protected] to reserve their bus seats. 

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.

Anthony Ngo, AFSCME Local 2620 member, purchased a new Chevy Volt with the Union Plus Auto Buying program. Because he purchased a union-made green car** he was eligible for additional savings through Union Plus.

The Dallas AFL-CIO has the most intense candidate screening process on behalf of working families in our area. Candidates answer detailed questionnaires, then face panels of union members with tough questions for them. Our impressions are translated into hard statistics that result in the recommendations that are finalized at the next Central Labor Council meeting. 

Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay today issued this statement in response to news that all 12 Democrats in the Texas Senate have announced opposition to the confirmation of Texas Secretary of State David Whitley: