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Dallas AFL-CIO principal officer Mark York explains why citizens must stand with non-citizen workers:

United working families face every challenge together. An injury to one is an injury to all. The following comes from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO:

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The Dallas AFL-CIO Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington. We are fighting for everybody, and good fighting takes planning. We should be finalizing our Dallas mayoral and city council endorsements and announcing them right away. We'll discuss the Texas AFL-CIO 2019 scholarships and get an update on the national AFL-CIO Advisory Council meeting. 

School employees are winning labor fights all across the country. That’s why I was proud to participate with them in the Texas “March on the Capitol” March 11, 2019. I had only recently figured out why school employees are winning when most of the labor movement is struggling. At the Texas Capitol, the secret to success was patently obvious.

In speeches and in press releases over the last year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has pointed out that unions are uniquely qualified by their very nature to lead the country out of what he has called a “dark period,” a time when hateful speech and vitriol emanate from the White House and are found in abundance everywhere else. Unions, he notes, bring together all kinds of people in a fight that is common to the vast majority, a fight for a better life for oneself and for the next generation.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

On to the Capitol!

School employees will pour into the Texas Capitol on Monday, March 11. Multiple buses leave at 6 AM from the Alliance/AFT building at 334 Centre Street. For weeks, supporters have been sending $25, their contact information, and their shirt size to [email protected] to reserve their bus seats. 

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.

Anthony Ngo, AFSCME Local 2620 member, purchased a new Chevy Volt with the Union Plus Auto Buying program. Because he purchased a union-made green car** he was eligible for additional savings through Union Plus.