All members of affiliated unions are invited to the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting at 7:30PM on August 17 at 1408 N Washington. It will be our final meeting before labor’s biggest unification effort on Labor Day.
Unions and other progressives are hurrying to get their tickets, tables, endorsements, and ads. Checks go to "Dallas AFL-CIO," 1408 N Washington#240, Dallas TX 75204. On-line payments can be made through PayPal.
National AFL-CIO has been leading the Dallas chapter through the strategic planning process. Recommendations for change will be considered on Thursday. Our web site reflects some of the changes underway. There is a new section named “resources” with the results of our weekly explorations into labor education. Our ongoing labor calendar of events is under construction. Watch our web site for further changes.
Change is a part of rising to the new situation. We are currently fighting for safety, including water for overheated workers, for back pay owed to gig workers, for better contracts, and for new organizing. All progressives and individuals are asked to change along with labor!
Youth Leads Changes
The Young Active Labor Leaders (YALL) are pioneering changes, especially in our solidarity activities with unions and other progressive organizations. The major political importance of young workers was recently underlined in the Washington Post by one of labor’s worst opponents, leading Republican spokesman Scott Walker:
“For all the talk about a red wave last year, the biggest reason it didn’t materialize wasn’t candidate selection, it wasn’t a given issue — those are factors — it was young people, 18 to 29-year-old voters, in key states like mine in Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania. They went with the more liberal versus a conservative candidate by 40 points or more in those key battleground states.”
Angi DeFilippo, a mighty force for Texas solidarity, has indicated that she is stepping down from YALL leadership in their upcoming elections.
More Actions Coming Up
Aug 13, 5P: Free on-line Labor Workshop. Register Here.
Aug 15, 10A: Demand a fair contract for American Airline workers at Terminal D outside, DFW airport
Aug 16, 5P: Voter Registration at Mean Green Fling at Willis Library, 1506 W Highland in Denton. Info from Texas AFT
Aug 19, 1P: DFW Chapter Social at the Legal Café, 114 Main in Fort worth. Info from Texas AFT
Aug 19, 2P: On-line YALL meeting for state elections
Aug 22: Teamsters complete voting on UPS tentative contract
Aug 22, 6:30P: CWA and Texas Climate Jobs Project’s "Back to School Town Hall” at 1408 N. Washington Ave. Contact Earnest 214-826-6215
Aug 29: 26,000 American Professional Flight Attendants complete voting on a strike authorization
Sep 1: International Day of Trade Unions for Peace
Sep 4: 8:30A: Dallas AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast at Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth, 75207. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org