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Dallas Labor Stands With MLK

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing
05 Jan, 2018
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Mark York, principal officer of the Dallas AFL-CIO, invites all of our endorsed candidates to join us in this year's Martin Luther King march. 


Gerardo Contreras of UAW 848 will bring his big parade float once again so that older and disabled people can ride the 1-mile route. The parade will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018, starting from Holmes Street and MLK Jr. Blvd. promptly at 10:00am. Line-up for the parade will start at 8:00am. Political Director Lorraine Montemayor will finalize our position number at a January 11 meeting. All union supporters are encouraged to join us. All signs must be appropriate to the occasion.

Labor and civil rights activists work together because we belong together, as Dr King told the 1961 AFL-CIO convention: "Our needs are identical with labor's needs — decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community. That is why Negroes support labor's demands and fight laws which curb labor. That is why the labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth."

Scholarships for Union Youngsters Available

The deadline (postmark or otherwise) for high school seniors to apply to the Texas AFL-CIO $1,500 Scholarship Program is Wednesday, Jan. 31. To apply, go to:

More Actions Coming Up

Jan 7, 11A: Our Revolution North Texas Elections Kickoff Meeting! 1408 N WASHINGTON, Dallas

Jan 10, 12:30P: Texas Alliance for Retired Americans(TARA) meets at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. 214-942-4236

Jan 12: Vote completes on AT&T Wireless workers' tentative contract

Jan 13, 5:30P: MLK Jr. Awards Banquet, a black-tie formal at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd.

JAN. 14, 7:30P: 35th annual, Emmy Award-winning Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert tribute to King held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2501 Flora St. Recording artists B 

Jan 15, 10A: Annual Dallas MLK march and parade steps off from around Holmes & MLK Blvd

Jan 19, 1-5p: TARA State Convention & election of officers

Jan 20-21: Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention at Downtown Sheraton in Austin

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