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. The Dallas Steelworkers are hosting us 2-6PM at Lake Cliff Park, 1100 Crawford (and Zang). County Judge Clay Jenkins and Reverend Doctor Frederick Haynes III are scheduled to speak around 2:30PM.
Jason Tomlinson reports that the Dallas picnic has at least 25 co-sponsors and more are still welcome. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Workers Day honors the Haymarket Martyrs of Chicago. They were the leaders of the worldwide 8-hour day movement in 1886. They were rounded up and hanged on fake murder charges. There are parades and picnics all over the world every May 1.
Celebrate Dolores Huerta
Gerardo Contreras reports that Second Street in downtown Grand Prairie will be renamed for Dolores Huerta on the morning of April 30 before the annual Cinco de Mayo parade. Contreras is a delegate to Dallas AFL-CIO from Autoworkers Local 848. He is prominent in nearly all North Texas labor activities and will be cooking for the May 1 picnic in Oak Cliff.
Dr. Huerta raised 11 children and a whole lot of cain during her 92 years. She has 15 honorary doctorates. She may be best known as co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, but she is also a leading civil rights and feminist figure. A recent podcast tells more about this living labor icon.
Labor’s Work Continues
Dallas AFL-CIO will block-walk beginning at 9 AM on May 7th from the Alliance/AFT hall, 334 Centre in Dallas. Jason Tomlinson reports that he is also looking for phone bank volunteers. Contact him at email@example.com. Retirees are working their phones from home under the direction of Judy Bryant (firstname.lastname@example.org). We plan to win the May 24 runoff elections.
More Actions Coming Up
Apr 30: Eligible voters may apply to vote-by-mail all year
Apr 30, 9A: City of Grand Prairie will re-name 2nd Street downtown for Dolores Huerta
Apr 30, 10A: Cinco de Mayo Parade starts at 14th & East Main in Grand Prairie
May 1, 12-3PM: Tarrant County Mayday Picnic at Randol Mill Park, 1901 Randol Mill Rd in Arlington
May 1,2-6P: International Workers Day picnic at Lake Cliff Park, 1100 Crawford in Dallas. To co-sponsor with a table, contact Jason Tomlinson at email@example.com
May 4, 12:30P: Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans meeting at 334 Centre in Dallas. Those who prefer to participate on-line may register here.
May 7, 10A: Oak Cliff Cinco de Mayo Parade begins at 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas
May 7: May constitutional referendum & local elections, including school board
May 7, 9AM: Block walking from Alliance/AFT, 334 Centre in Dallas firstname.lastname@example.org
May 7,6PM: Gene Lantz speaks on-line to Chicago forum. Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81216467150
May 9: Donald J Trump is expected to raise funds in Dallas
May 13: Deadline to receive vote by mail applications for Primary runoff election
May 16: Early voting begins for primary runoff election
May 24: Primary runoff election
Jul 22-24: Young Active Labor Leaders statewide meeting
Sep 9-10: Women's Summit
Oct 28: Deadline to receive vote-by-mail applications for general election
Nov 8: General election