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Dallas AFL-CIO principal officer Mark York explains why citizens must stand with non-citizen workers:

United working families face every challenge together. An injury to one is an injury to all. The following comes from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO:

Your information, not the bosses' information! Click here and let's work together!

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.

It was 1 a.m. and RJ Reyes was driving down a Los Angeles freeway when he realized he’d had enough.

The sleep-deprived video game developer felt his eyes grow heavy. And his car veered suddenly.

There was no collision but the scare left him with a realization: His job at a small indie gaming studio with its long hours and low pay was demanding too much. “I’m practically killing myself,” he said.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, also known as “Superstorm Sandy”, battered the east coast of the United States and caused billions of dollars in damage. “We had never seen anything like it,” says Shileen Shaw, recalling the damage her East Orange, NJ, home suffered at the time. Shaw’s home lost electricity for weeks and her roof endured severe damage. Luckily, she was able to turn to her union for help.

The May 16 Dallas AFL-CIO meeting committed to winning the runoff candidates we had already endorsed: 

Scott Griggs for Mayor of Dallas

Phillip T. Kingston for City Council District 14

Erin Moore for City Council District 9

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Walt Disney Co., called out the family business’ current CEO last month for making what’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth pretty darn miserable for its workers.

House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again.

They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions.

Re: Ashley Jochim's April 25 Detroit News opinion, "Charter schools, the future of teachers unions": There is no doubt Michigan’s public schools are facing problems and it’s widely known that educators, through organizing with their unions, are speaking out to improve learning conditions, have a say in educational administration, and improve working environments.

Saturday is Food Drive Day

Every year on the second Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the largest food drive in America. Just leave your non-perishable food items by your mailbox and your letter carrier picks it up. It’s just another way that unions benefit everyone!