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The February 20 Central Labor Council meeting was another excercise in excitement.

"The tide is with working families," says Mark York, the principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO.

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To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.

What happens in the coming days has the potential to fundamentally shift the balance of power in the workplace. Nothing less than the right to dream, live, work and retire in security is on the table as Congress faces key decisions and deadlines.

The Dallas AFL-CIO has spot #104 in the Dallas Martin Luther King Jr march on Monday, January 15. We will gather around 8:30 AM near MLK Boulevard and Holmes Street, then walk past the MLK Center to Fair Park. Principal officer Mark York is inviting union members, retirees, labor-endorsed candidates and other labor supporters to be in our big contingent. Seniors and disabled people will be able to ride on the float provided by Brother Gerardo Contreras..

Imagine this: It's Sunday morning and you walk into the church you grew up attending. You have not been to service in a few years. For most of that time, you worked the night shift as an emergency-room nurse and the occasional weekends you had off were filled with sick children, aging parents and digging out from snowstorms. But you are there now. The usher asks your name and when you answer, he frowns and says "I'm so sorry, since you haven't exercised your religious freedom in the last six years, I'll have to ask you to leave."

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will terminate the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them to face deportation.

Mark York, principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO, invites all of our endorsed candidates to join us in this year's Martin Luther King march. 

Labor and civil rights work together because we belong together

The developers of a train that would travel nearly half the speed of sound and get passengers from New York to Washington, D.C., in about an hour signed a memorandum of understanding to only use union labor on the project.

Under the agreement, all work on the project will be done by members of unions that form the building trades, including the IBEW. In return, the unions commit to active involvement in bringing the project to fruition said Kirk Brungard, executive director of the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades.

Dallas Labor Promotes Unity

The Dallas AFL-CIO consistently calls for unity within our progressive movement during elections and all year around.

Keith Ellison speaks for the DNC

A decade ago or so, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and the liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated that making the Bush tax cuts permanent — rather than letting them expire in 2010 — would increase the after-tax income of people earning $1 million or more up to 7 percent, an order of magnitude more than it would increase the size of the economy in the long term.