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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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Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

Rain or shine, labor supporters will rally at 10AM Saturday, April 13, at 1408 N Washington. We expect to continue hitting the streets and telephoning to mobilize voters until working families win the elections on May 4th. With food and festivities, it’s a pleasant road to victory.

Everyone can contribute in some way. Those who cannot consult with Political Director Lorraine Montemayor on Saturday may contact her at [email protected] or 214-448-1557 to individualize the work of winning.

Join the Dallas AFL-CIO and all our affiliates and friends to get out the vote. We’re  phone banking starting at 5PM on Monday, April 8 and block walking from 1408 N Washington starting at 10AM on April 13. We’ll keep it up until we win!

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

Lorraine Montemayor, political director of the Dallas AFL-CIO encourages everyone to join labor's mighty effort to influence local elections in favor of working families. Phone banking Mondays begin at 5PM on April 1st. Reserve every Saturday morning for door-to-door canvassing.

“I’m not anti-union, but I don’t really think we need them, right?” said Double Fine head Tim Schafer while hosting yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. “We’re all great here and in this show. No one here is union and...” Then the stage lights went out.

“Oh, right,” said Schafer after the lights went out. “Except for the lighting crew. I forgot they’re all union.”

Dallas Labor Picks Best Candidates for Working Families

After a scrupulous screening process, the Dallas AFL-CIO selected these candidates:

Dallas Mayor: Scott Griggs

Council District 1: Chad West

Council District 2: Adam Medrano

Council District 3: Casey Thomas

Council District 4: Endorsement wlll await the runoff

Council District 5: Ruth Torres

Council District 6: Omar Narvaez

Council District 7: Endorsement will await the runoff