Dallas labor’s resounding victory in the first round voting for Texas House District 100 was reinforced by more election victories in Kentucky, Virginia, and Louisiana.

Labor’s candidate in Texas House District 100, Lorraine Birabil, swamped four other candidates in the first round election November 5.

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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.

TSEU action

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! The longest part of the agenda was when Texas AFL-CIO political expert Jeff Rotkoff read off the names of the political leaders in the room!

Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

Labor Day 2019 will be stronger than ever in North Texas. Not only will union activists gather in unprecedented numbers, but they will be joined by solid friends from churches, civil rights organizations, and community groups. We are working together to confront the crisis and make a better world for working families.

The first of several festivities will be the barbecue at the Texas State Employees Union headquarters,  11:30 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, August 24 at 737 South R.L. Thornton Fwy in  Dallas.

As socialists look out at the horizon of the struggle for a radically reformed society, we should try, like good Marxists, to anticipate where and with whom conflicts are likely to arise and how we are going to deal with those challenges.

A year and a half later, sleepless but amped up on coffee and solidarity from a 29-hour marathon final bargaining session, I celebrated with the rest of the bargaining committee, made up of select union members who negotiated directly with the company, as the union and Vox Media management reached a contract agreement.

I had done a complete 180 on unions.

 When working people are under attack, what do we do?

Stand Up! Fight back!

 Carol Donovan

Dallas AFL-CIO activists and our friends from all over the country rallied August 13 in solidarity with airline catering workers from Sky Chef. The action took place at the palatial new headquarters of American Airlines.

Mark York and other speakers