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Lorraine Birabil gained labor’s endorsement at the Cental Labor Council meeting on September 19.

A major topic of the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on the third Thursday, September 19, will be how to win the strike at General Motors

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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.

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.