Ignore all the commercial sales and travel alerts, September 4 could be the biggest American Labor Day ever! Come to the Dallas Labor Day Breakfast, rub elbows with striking workers and find out how you can be part of the biggest upsurge for working families in 75 years! Get your advance $35 tickets through our Paypal account or buy them at the door!
"We're Going to Bring Everyone into this Movement!"
National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler's Labor Day address on August 29 included our intention to include everyone in America's sweeping labor movement.
At the conclusion of her "State of the Unions" address, she added, "Our main goal is to make sure that this movement belongs to everybody!" New polling shows that we are close to our goal. Not only do 71% of all Americans of all political persuasions approve of unions, as previously announced, but those under age 30 are backing unions by 88%! Labor has clearly taken its rightful lead in the progressive movement, and you're invited!
Jobs Report: 32 Months of Gains
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job gains are continuing, and that President Biden's chances for re-election will benefit. Average hourly earnings over the past 12 months have increased by 4.3% while inflation has dropped to 3.4%. In other words, American workers are now gaining more in wages than we are losing to price increases.
'Normal" or "structural" unemployment is generally considered to be 4%, but the BLS reports 3.8% in August. When unemployment is low, working families have a better chance to win our organizing campaigns and contract fights.
More Actions Coming Up
Sep 1: International Day of Trade Unions for Peace
Sep 2, 9A: Labor Day radio broadcast KNON.org and 89.3FM
Sep 3, 10A: Gene Lantz leads labor singalong at Unitarian Fellowship in Oak Cliff
Sep 3, 7P: Britni Cuington speaks for labor at on-line religious observance
Sep 4, 10A: Tarrant County Central Labor Council — Labor Fest at “The Shack” Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St in Fort Worth
Sep 6, 12:30P: Dallas Chapter of TARA meets at AFT Hall, Bishop & Centre in Oak Cliff. Everyone invited. firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-729-0063
Sep 9, 9-11A Solidarity rally with SAG-AFTRA strikers at Reverchon Park in Dallas. Contact email@example.com
Sep 10: Grandparents’ Day
Sep 11: Trial date in San Antonio for retirees’ voting rights lawsuit
Sep 14: Autoworkers’ main contracts expire
Sep 14: National Day of Solidarity with Starbucks United
Sep 17, 11A: YALL leader Rosie Curts speaks for labor at Unitarian Fellowship in Hurst