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The long process of screening political candidates continues. These Texas candidates are endorsed:

The Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Conference was over at noon on January 21. We heard major labor and political leaders speak.

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Yahaira Burgos was fearing the worst when her husband, Juan Vivares, reported to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in lower Manhattan in March. Vivares, who fled Colombia and entered the U.S. illegally in 2011, had recently been given a deportation order. Rather than hide, he showed up at the ICE office with Burgos and his lawyer to continue to press his case for asylum.  

“What we know from RNRN’s work in previous disaster-stricken areas, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as post-earthquake Haiti and super typhoon Haiyan, is that after an initial surge of volunteers, many people have to return to work. That is true in this case, as well as some volunteers being pulled to Florida, to address the impending hurricane Irma,” said RNRN director Bonnie Castillo.

The Dallas AFL-CIO held its biggest and best Labor Day Breakfast on September 4

Labor Day - Biggest and Best!

Biggest and best Labor Day breakfast

Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, I learned at an early age the power of unions to dramatically improve the opportunities of black families in America.

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The tension between work and time off has always been a concern of the American labor movement. Work may be one of our core values, but it has a purpose, which is to allow us to live good lives, provide for ourselves and our families and, yes, to earn some time off to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Today, work and time off are badly out of balance, and Labor Day is a case in point.

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The Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast will be part of a mighty effort to help Texas disaster victims

Get Tickets for Dallas Labor Day Breakfast

Everything is happening with labor. Be a part of it by attending labor's main event, the AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at 8:30 AM on September 4th at Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 S Lamar, Dallas 75202. Reserve your tickets at 512-636-7211 or buy them for $35 at the door.

Dallas AFL-CIO leader Mark York is looking for ways to help our brothers and sisters in the flood disaster areas. He is also concerned about the thousands of evacuees pouring into North Texas. Money and volunteers are needed.

On August 31, York and other North Texas unionists sat in on a two-hours-plus teleconference involving state and national AFL-CIO leaders. National AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler began by emphasizing the extent of the damage to the Gulf Coast and the duration of the problem.

Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more. That's the top finding in a new national survey, conducted by polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the AFL-CIO in collaboration with the Economic Policy Institute and the Labor Project for Working Families. In the survey, the majority of America's working people credit labor unions for many of the benefits they receive.