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Volunteers will be visiting union members at their homes on Saturday.

Dallas labor will start early and stay late for the 2020 elections. Union activists will be screening dozens of candidates beginning at 8 AM on Saturday, January 11, at 1408 N Washington.

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Organized labor finally got its chance to be heard in the debate about how Connecticut can do a better job competing for business and improving its crisis-prone state finances.

Campaign block walking and phone banking begin at 10AM on Saturday, February 10, from 1408 N Washington. Labor is starting early and hitting hard!

When we fight, we win. Today's battle is the primary elections on March 6, and labor's activists are already in the trenches!

President Trump's chief trade official Monday offered a modicum of optimism about the ongoing talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as he shot down two key Canadian proposals and blasted a recent trade action by Canada as a "massive attack on all of our trade laws."

The Donald Trump Labor Department is proposing a rule change that would mean that restaurant servers and bartenders could lose a large portion of their earnings. The rule would overturn one put in place by the Barack Obama administration initiated, which prevents workers in tipped industries from having their tips taken by their employers. Under the new rule, business owners could pay their wait staff and bartenders as little as $7.25 per hour and keep all tips above that amount without having to tell customers what happened.

Last week, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on union membership, which found that the number of union members rose by 260,000 in 2017. This reflects critical organizing victories across a range of industries, which have reaped higher wages, better benefits and a more secure future for working people around the country.

Of the report, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said:

The Mexican government has filed legislation that would substantially weaken rights for working people. In response, the AFL-CIO filed a complaint alleging that Mexico is violating the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, the NAFTA labor side deal.

The Dallas Labor Council swore in five new delegates and one Executive Board member at our January 25 meeting.

swearing in new delegates at CLC