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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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LaVerne Washington, executive board member and steward of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 101 in San Jose, California is on her way to retiring credit card debt free. Washington has been an AFSCME member for 18 years. As she started planning for retirement from her job as a paralegal, she researched ways to reduce her bills and high interest credit card debt. She remembered that Union Plus Credit Counseling is one of the benefits available to her through AFSCME Advantage.

If you are on the side of working families, lend a hand in winning the Dallas runoff election. Political Director Lorraine Montemayor can find important work for you. Email Lorraine or call her at 214-448-1557

Early voting begins Tuesday, May 28. Working families have a giant stake in the Dallas runoff. Labor is straining for success. Mobilize at 10AM Saturday, May 25, at 1408 N Washington.

It was 1 a.m. and RJ Reyes was driving down a Los Angeles freeway when he realized he’d had enough.

The sleep-deprived video game developer felt his eyes grow heavy. And his car veered suddenly.

There was no collision but the scare left him with a realization: His job at a small indie gaming studio with its long hours and low pay was demanding too much. “I’m practically killing myself,” he said.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, also known as “Superstorm Sandy”, battered the east coast of the United States and caused billions of dollars in damage. “We had never seen anything like it,” says Shileen Shaw, recalling the damage her East Orange, NJ, home suffered at the time. Shaw’s home lost electricity for weeks and her roof endured severe damage. Luckily, she was able to turn to her union for help.

The May 16 Dallas AFL-CIO meeting committed to winning the runoff candidates we had already endorsed: 

Scott Griggs for Mayor of Dallas

Phillip T. Kingston for City Council District 14

Erin Moore for City Council District 9

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of the co-founder of the Walt Disney Co., called out the family business’ current CEO last month for making what’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth pretty darn miserable for its workers.

House Democrats have a plan to make unions great again.

They’re trying to get support for a sweeping labor reform bill that would reverse decades of Republican-backed policies meant to crush labor unions.

Re: Ashley Jochim's April 25 Detroit News opinion, "Charter schools, the future of teachers unions": There is no doubt Michigan’s public schools are facing problems and it’s widely known that educators, through organizing with their unions, are speaking out to improve learning conditions, have a say in educational administration, and improve working environments.