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As the coronavirus threatens Texans, the Texas AFL-CIO today called on political and business leaders to take actions suggested by front-line union workers who face elevated risk of becoming ill.

"Texans looking to steer clear of the coronavirus and safeguard their families know that protecting working people protects communities," Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, joined by representatives of several unions, said at a news conference.

The Dallas AFL-CIO continues get-out-the-vote activities on Saturday and Monday. Labor’s endorsements are posted on our web site

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Door-to-door canvassing begins at 9AM Saturday, March 1, an hour ahead of previous efforts. Phone banking on Monday will begin at 5PM. Election sign distribution is also Monday evening. All events start on the 2nd floor at 1408 N Washington. Everyone is invited to participate.

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.

The February 20 Central Labor Council meeting was another excercise in excitement. There are more happenings than can be recounted, but photos and a short video are on our Facebook Page and on Youtube. We wrapped up our internal democratic elections with Sergeant-at-Arms Gene Lantz and Secretary-Treasurer Mark York both re-elected. Everyone was asked to turn out for the 10AM canvassing on February 22 from 1408 N Washington.

"The tide is with working families," says Mark York, the principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO. He refers not only to the big upsurge in workers on strike, but to expected victories in the March 3 primary election. Labor doesn't just make predictions, we also make them come true.

President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its entirety by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for veterans, Mr.

Union leaders and labor rights advocates applauded the Democrat-controlled U.S. House for passing landmark legislation Thursday night that supporters have called one of the most notable efforts to expand workers' rights in several decades. "Make no mistake, this is the most significant step Congress has taken to strengthen labor laws in the United States in 85 years and a win for workers everywhere," said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, declaring the measure "the labor movement's number one legislative priority this year."

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

A recent Gallup poll found that 64% of Americans approve of unions and research from MIT shows nearly half of non-union workers—more than 60 million people—would vote to join today if given the opportunity. Twenty-five years ago, only one-third of workers said the same thing.