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The Dallas AFL-CIO encourages joining with the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU-CWA) in demanding justice after being cut from the budget by the last Texas legislative session.

The Dallas AFL-CIO just had its best Labor Day breakfast ever! Jason Tomlinson, who worked with Lewis Fulbright to make the entire event happen, said that we had sold every ticket!

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Battle Lines Drawn in City Election

Early voting begins in Dallas April 24, just three weeks away. Lorraine Montemayor, Political Director for the Dallas AFL-CIO, is calling all of labor’s members and supporters to action. The first day of canvassing and phone banking will be Saturday, April 8, beginning at 9 AM. Call 214-826-4808 to volunteer.

Our Sister Council in Tarrant County has a great deal going on. Jerrell Miller, a Communications Worker and President of the Fort Worth Midcities- Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists, reports on another big labor/community action:

NAACP and CBTU

Town Hall Meeting Is Critical

The Texas Legislature is posed to do some terrible things to working families in the near future, and several of them are linked to Dallas State Senator Don Huffines of Senate District 16 in Northeastern Dallas County. Among other things, Huffines has co-authored legislation that would severely injure unionism for public employees and undermine our public school system.

The Dallas AFL-CIO has made its endorsements in the coming City Council races:

When the Texas legislature is in session, I feel like hiding. But Jessica Wolff came to the Dallas AFL-CIO with plans to fight back against every bit of reactionary legislation and to develop support for the positive bills. She will speak to the Dallas Central Labor Council on March 16, and she'll be back in Dallas several times this year. 

Beginning March 4, the Dallas AFL-CIO will begin a scientific process of choosing candidates to support in the May elections. This process has payed off for Dallas working families with some of the best political leaders anywhere.

Everything Is Underway or Being Planned!

If you missed the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on February 16, you can check the furious list of upcoming events below. Marches, rallies, pickets, and lobbying campaigns are being planned everywhere! Some of the events are beginning to cross over from protests to activities that actually affect the economy. The general strikes being called today are the first ones in America since 1947!

Dallas County Stands for Solidarity

Dallas County Commissioners Court

On February 7, after hearing from Dallas AFL-CIO Political Director Lorraine Montemayor and a host of religious and community leaders, the Dallas Commissioners Court voted 4-1 for a resolution welcoming everyone, including immigrants and refugees, to our county.