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The fight is on for working families. Some of labor's highly-screened candidates face runoffs on July 15. The outcomes have long-term consequences.

Texas is leading America's nose dive into a worsening crisis. Millions are stirring in protest, but more questions are being generated than answers.

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Rep.-elect Conor Lamb made national waves with his improbable win in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. He faced down $10 million in outside money funneled to his opponent by corporate and right-wing interests. He fought through a barrage of incessant, hyperpartisan attacks blanketing the airwaves. He was abandoned by his own party’s national infrastructure in a district that hadn’t elected a Democrat in nearly 15 years. And he still came out on top.

Working families and our supporters gather at 1934 Pendleton Rd in Garland at 10 AM Saturday, March 31 to begin the next round of campaigning for labor's causes and candidates. The site is the campaign headquarters for State Representative Victoria Neave. A fun and festive day extending to 2 PM is planned.

In their quest for even bigger profit margins, the rich and powerful have always tried to divide and suppress working people. Whether they’re seeking to quash worker protections, lower wages, cut benefits or weasel out of pension obligations, they know their biggest roadblock to unchecked power has always been a strong union.

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump are running scared. After the Republican candidate who ran with the ardent backing of the Republican Speaker of the House and the Republican president lost a special election for a Pennsylvania congressional seat in a district that was so Republican-friendly that Donald Trump won it by 20 points and the former GOP congressman regularly ran without opposition, the men who define the Republican Party as it now exists had to explain their loss.

Rep.-elect Conor Lamb made national waves with an improbable win last week in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. He faced down $10 million in outside money funneled to his opponent by corporate and right-wing interests. He fought through a barrage of incessant, hyperpartisan attacks blanketing the airwaves. He was abandoned by his own party’s national infrastructure in a district that hadn’t elected a Democrat in nearly 15 years. And he still came out on top.

Political Meetings Underway

County Commissioner Theresa Daniels dropped by the AFL-CIO office to encourage everyone to attend Democratic Party meetings on Saturday, March 24. “Working families have everything to gain in these elections,” Daniels said. The following are the locations for the five Democratic Party Senate Districts in Dallas County: 

Nearly two centuries ago, a group of women and girls—some as young as 12—decided they'd had enough. Laboring in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, they faced exhausting 14-hour days, abusive supervisors and dangerous working conditions. When threatened with a pay cut, they finally put their foot down.

The mill workers organized, went on strike and formed America's first union of working women. They shocked their bosses, captured the attention of a young nation and blazed a trail for the nascent labor movement that would follow.

A strong resolution on paid sick leave for all workers was adopted by the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council on March 15. Its purpose is to show that the Dallas Central Labor Council supports paid sick days for all workers.

The resolution explains that large numbers of Dallas workers lack paid sick leave.

The resolution was introduced to the labor federation by Travis Cantwell, an activist with the Young Active Labor Leaders (YALL). He credited Angi DeFillipo and DJ Garza.