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The November 18 meeting of the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council revealed that labor is in an unprecedented activity boom.

The Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council will meet "In Real Life" at 7:30PM on Thursday, November 18, at 1408 N Washington. All members of affiliated unions are invited.

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The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

At the August 19 monthly meeting of the Dallas AFL-CIO, members of the Labor Day Breakfast planning committee talked about plans to further enhance the experience. On a motion from Rena Honea, President of Alliance/AFT, the Council decided that the 2021 Labor Day breakfast must be virtual. The rising COVID virus has made large indoor gatherings a safety hazard.

Firebrand activist Travis Cantwell said that the speakers will be “really amazing!” One of them is the National President of the American Postal Workers Union! They are in negotiations with far-reaching consequences.

The world lost a tireless fighter for working people on Aug. 5, when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka passed away. At the RWDSU, we often saw first-hand the dedication of a man who was willing to go toe to toe with anybody if it meant defending the rights of working people and creating a fairer and more equitable society where all of us have our voices heard, not just the wealthiest and most powerful. 

On the morning of August 5, the nation, the American labor movement, and workers across the globe were rocked by the sudden, unexpected loss of a great man, an incredible leader, and a lifetime fighter for justice, AFL-CIO President Richard Louis Trumka, or “it’s just Rich” as he would so often correct anyone opting for the more formal greeting. 

“We are in the fight of our lives!” --Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy

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The Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast is the premier labor event of the year. We meet with top labor and political leaders that set the pace for upcoming activities that really matter. 

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Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend. Rich devoted his life to working people, from his early days as president of the United Mine Workers of America to his unparalleled leadership as the voice of America’s labor movement.

He was a relentless champion of workers’ rights, workplace safety, worker-centered trade, democracy and so much more. He was also a devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, coach, colleague and friend. Rich was loved and beloved.

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