Your Dallas labor movement intends to win the May 24 runoff elections. Organizer Marilyn Davis has scheduled door-to-door canvassing for Saturday, May 7.

North Texas labor has two picnics for International Workers Day on May 1. Tarrant celebrates 12-3PM at Randol Mill Park, 1901 W Randol Mill Rd in Arlington.

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About two dozen candidates received a cordial welcome at the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on November 16, but only State Representative Roberto Alonzo received two standing ovations!

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring together unions and employers to recruit, train, and diversify the workforce for a given industry or a specific employer.

Dallas labor will join the Tarrant County AFL-CIO and the state federation in a rally at 2 PM Thursday at the Walmart store, 7451 McCart Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76133. Get details and sign up on the Facebook event. Over 100 have already signed up to come, including Montserrat Garibay, Secretary Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO.

Dallas AFL-CIO political director Lorraine Montemayor is checking out the candidates and encourages others to do the same. She plans to attend the kickoff rally for State Representative Victoria Neave on Thursday, November 9, 5:30 to 8PM at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake, 950 E. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75218.

Union voters reviewed some great national victories in America on November 8, but Texans had less to celebrate.

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The Dallas AFL-CIO has already engaged in the electoral season through November, 2018. Early screening for two critical Dallas County races, District Attorney and Democratic Party Chair, is already underway. A larger screening for over 100 local races will take place after all nominations are completed in December.

As a pillar of the Democratic Party, unions have wanted for years to see mainstream Democrats push for major reforms to the law that would rejuvenate the ranks of organized labor. At the press conference Wednesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded the proposals, but also emphasized that many Democrats have taken their union support for granted.