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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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Join the Dallas AFL-CIO and all our affiliates and friends to get out the vote. We’re  phone banking starting at 5PM on Monday, April 8 and block walking from 1408 N Washington starting at 10AM on April 13. We’ll keep it up until we win!

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

Lorraine Montemayor, political director of the Dallas AFL-CIO encourages everyone to join labor's mighty effort to influence local elections in favor of working families. Phone banking Mondays begin at 5PM on April 1st. Reserve every Saturday morning for door-to-door canvassing.

“I’m not anti-union, but I don’t really think we need them, right?” said Double Fine head Tim Schafer while hosting yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. “We’re all great here and in this show. No one here is union and...” Then the stage lights went out.

“Oh, right,” said Schafer after the lights went out. “Except for the lighting crew. I forgot they’re all union.”

Dallas Labor Picks Best Candidates for Working Families

After a scrupulous screening process, the Dallas AFL-CIO selected these candidates:

Dallas Mayor: Scott Griggs

Council District 1: Chad West

Council District 2: Adam Medrano

Council District 3: Casey Thomas

Council District 4: Endorsement wlll await the runoff

Council District 5: Ruth Torres

Council District 6: Omar Narvaez

Council District 7: Endorsement will await the runoff

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

The Dallas AFL-CIO Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington. We are fighting for everybody, and good fighting takes planning. We should be finalizing our Dallas mayoral and city council endorsements and announcing them right away. We'll discuss the Texas AFL-CIO 2019 scholarships and get an update on the national AFL-CIO Advisory Council meeting.