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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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Union Plus offers a variety of hardship benefits to union members and our families, including grants for eligible union members who participate in certain Union Plus programs. An expansion of hardship benefits took effect on July 1, 2021. The trustees for the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Fund updated hardship grant eligibility for job loss, furlough, strike, disability, hospital and disaster relief to have a greater positive impact on union families.

The first special Texas legislative session of 2021 is underway. It may last as long as 30 days. The Texas AFL-CIO is co-ordinating activities to defend our rights. Sign up here

The Supreme Court has bared its teeth against voter rights. The governor of Texas, any day, will publish a plan to slash our rights much deeper. North Texans are being called to action.

Relying on their respective faiths that mandate justice for working people, more than 390 religious leaders have joined together to support the PRO Act. At a news conference yesterday, the members of the Interreligious Network for Worker Solidarity presented a national letter calling for this landmark labor law reform.

As the country reopens and more and more families return to their favorite summer activities, there’s never been a better time to tap into Union Plus’s everyday discounts, many of which are powered by Abenity. Union members save up to 37% on movie tickets at your choice of national chains, up to 63% on your favorite hotels, and get huge discounts on admission tickets to water and theme parks, tourist attractions and tours.

Governor Abbott’s July 8 special session of the legislature is expected to prioritize drastic anti-voter legislation. At least seven voter-curtailment bills have already been signed, but the big one, known as SB7, was thwarted by a walk-out in the last hour of the regular session.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh (LIUNA) participated in a roundtable with union members at the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 hall in Pittsburgh. Harris and Walsh are heading up a new task force focused on collective bargaining and organizing rights and they went directly to the source—working people.

Dallas AFL-CIO activists put our backs into supporting the Freedom Riders going to New Orleans on June 17. UNITE-HERE was the union with the gumption to organize the bus, but we helped fill it. Judy Bryant and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans brought a good group to see the bus off.