National AFL-CIO has postponed the June 3 union events. Car caravans in Austin, Houston and Dallas are postponed.

On June 1, National AFL-CIO cancelled their  June 3 as a National Day of Action.

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There is no longer anything routine about labor meetings. The Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting of April 16 took up issues of the highest consequence:

Even though the pandemic is disrupting almost everything else, the Dallas AFL-CIO has never missed a meeting! Our April 16 Central Labor Council will begin at 7:30PM as always. The only difference is that we will be on line. 

Agenda items will include these:

The Dallas labor movement joins our community allies and progressive city leaders in our mutual disgust toward Texas state government and malicious businessmen who coaxed a federal judge into overturning the Dallas Paid Sick Leave ordinance.

“It’s the labor movement that is protecting workers today,” Mark York of Dallas AFL-CIO said on March 26. That same day, it was announced that the United States had become the epicenter of the worldwide pandemic. The President of the United States was lining up politicians to push people back to work. The Attorney General of Texas said publicly that we should let older people die.

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy issued this statement after the Texas Workforce Commission and Gov. Greg Abbott decided to waive waiting periods and work-search requirements for Texans who lose their jobs because of the coronavirus.
As more and more working people are sidelined by the coronavirus, the Texas AFL-CIO called on Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Workforce Commission to act immediately to remove unnecessary barriers to eligibility for Unemployment Insurance benefits.

President Rangel and President Elect Lopez along with our Trustees have decided to postpone the March Executive Board and General Membership meeting until further notice. We do not take these important temporary steps lightly.  We have a profound responsibility for the health and well-being of our staff, you our members and your families and wish all the best as we join together to try to help stop the spread of the pandemic.