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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Communications Workers led a rally at Senator Cruz's office on Hall Street on December 7. Dallas AFL-CIO and other groups backed them in demanding a "no" vote on the Republican tax giveaway and budget cut bill now in the reconciliation process.

These days, it’s hard to keep straight all of Congress’ efforts to build plutocracy — the further consolidation of the power of the richest Americans at the expense of the rest of us. 

With the Senate passing a multi-trillion dollar job-killing giveaway of our tax dollars to the people and companies who need it least, you might have missed the bill moving through the Senate to deregulate Wall Street and consumer finance. 

The problem in America is that the wealthy are enriching themselves while pushing the rest of us down.

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About two dozen candidates received a cordial welcome at the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on November 16, but only State Representative Roberto Alonzo received two standing ovations!

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring together unions and employers to recruit, train, and diversify the workforce for a given industry or a specific employer.

Dallas labor will join the Tarrant County AFL-CIO and the state federation in a rally at 2 PM Thursday at the Walmart store, 7451 McCart Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76133. Get details and sign up on the Facebook event. Over 100 have already signed up to come, including Montserrat Garibay, Secretary Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO.

Dallas AFL-CIO political director Lorraine Montemayor is checking out the candidates and encourages others to do the same. She plans to attend the kickoff rally for State Representative Victoria Neave on Thursday, November 9, 5:30 to 8PM at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake, 950 E. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75218.