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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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The debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) spans more than 25 years. The trade deal was originally negotiated by the first Bush administration, then came up for a vote early in President Clinton’s first term with opposition from a broad coalition of Democrats, unions, some environmental groups, family farmers and others.

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old. In 2007, after raising her family, she was finally able to make that dream come true after graduating from nursing school and joining the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers.

Dallas AFL-CIO Political Director Lorraine Montemayor writes: “We are days away from Election Day! Every door knock, every phone call will make the difference for our Labor Endorsed Candidates. Please share this with your Union Members, Union Leaders, Union Staff and family members!  To ensure we have enough food, please let me know how many folks are coming from your local.”

As the tax deadline looms and millions scurry to get their forms sent on time, Tax Day is a good time to dispel the myth that the U.S. Postal Service is funded by tax dollars.

At an industry conference for video game developers in late March, the thousands of lanyarded attendees could try new games, swap business cards and hear from experts on rendering realistic blood spatter.

Or they could talk about unionizing.

Hundreds joined a series of standing-room-only roundtables on the topic of organized labor, taking time away from the Game Developers Conference to brainstorm ways to build worker power in an industry that is almost entirely nonunion.

The battle lines are drawn in local elections. The anti-worker establishment candidates are receiving record floods of money and favorable publicity. Our side has only us! Join the army for working families by contacting AFL-CIO Political Director Lorraine Montemayor at 214-448-1557. A long list of scheduled activities is below. Right now, advocates for working families can volunteer to take shifts to poll greet during early voting April 22-30. 

Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

Rain or shine, labor supporters will rally at 10AM Saturday, April 13, at 1408 N Washington. We expect to continue hitting the streets and telephoning to mobilize voters until working families win the elections on May 4th. With food and festivities, it’s a pleasant road to victory.

Everyone can contribute in some way. Those who cannot consult with Political Director Lorraine Montemayor on Saturday may contact her at [email protected] or 214-448-1557 to individualize the work of winning.