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 has the most intense candidate screening process on behalf of working families in our area. Candidates answer detailed questionnaires, then face panels of union members with tough questions for them. Our impressions are translated into hard statistics that result in the recommendations that are finalized at the next Central Labor Council meeting. 

Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay today issued this statement in response to news that all 12 Democrats in the Texas Senate have announced opposition to the confirmation of Texas Secretary of State David Whitley:

Dallas labor’s list of ongoing actions and campaigns continued to grow during our February 21 Central Labor Council meeting. Upcoming actions are listed below. Campaigns include saving jobs, raising wages, improving health care, and fighting cancer. 

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us. From state houses and governors mansions to Capitol Hill, we elected advocates who committed themselves to advancing that cause. That election was defined by a movement of hard working people who stood together to reject the meager crumbs we are being handed and reclaim what is rightfully ours.

If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.6 times greater than the film industry’s record-breaking box office.

February 15 is the final deadline to file for local elections. As soon as candidates are approved, they will be listed by the Dallas elections department. After that, the Dallas AFL-CIO will begin its careful screening process and recommend candidates who are best for working families. Activists are already attending the many ongoing campaign activities to evaluate candidates.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.

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President Trump has threatened another government shutdown as early as February 15. Mark York of the Dallas AFL-CIO says that we have joined the government employees unions for action as soon as a shutdown happens.