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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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Following Gov. Greg Abbott's Disaster Declaration, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy today issued this statement on behalf of the state labor federation:

We are heartened that Gov. Greg Abbott has listened to medical experts and taken the necessary step of proclaiming a health-related disaster for the entire State of Texas.

The Texas AFL-CIO announced today its office would close to the public for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, but the state federation would continue operations with officers and staff working remotely.
The Texas AFL-CIO today asked Gov. Greg Abbott to declare a public health emergency involving COVID-19 to broaden state resources to help sick and healthy Texans alike.

As the coronavirus threatens Texans, the Texas AFL-CIO today called on political and business leaders to take actions suggested by front-line union workers who face elevated risk of becoming ill.

"Texans looking to steer clear of the coronavirus and safeguard their families know that protecting working people protects communities," Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, joined by representatives of several unions, said at a news conference.

The Dallas AFL-CIO continues get-out-the-vote activities on Saturday and Monday. Labor’s endorsements are posted on our web site

Start Early

Door-to-door canvassing begins at 9AM Saturday, March 1, an hour ahead of previous efforts. Phone banking on Monday will begin at 5PM. Election sign distribution is also Monday evening. All events start on the 2nd floor at 1408 N Washington. Everyone is invited to participate.

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.

The February 20 Central Labor Council meeting was another excercise in excitement. There are more happenings than can be recounted, but photos and a short video are on our Facebook Page and on Youtube. We wrapped up our internal democratic elections with Sergeant-at-Arms Gene Lantz and Secretary-Treasurer Mark York both re-elected. Everyone was asked to turn out for the 10AM canvassing on February 22 from 1408 N Washington.

"The tide is with working families," says Mark York, the principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO. He refers not only to the big upsurge in workers on strike, but to expected victories in the March 3 primary election. Labor doesn't just make predictions, we also make them come true.