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Labor Meets, Plans, and Acts!

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing
22 Apr, 2022
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Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held another “hybrid” meeting with about half the participants in the room and the other half on line. Instead of using a loudspeaker next month, they decided to investigate getting a big TV that can be connected to a laptop. A TV would allow all the “in real life” participants to see as well as hear the “on-line” ones.

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Two new delegates were sworn in. Tania Hernandez of Alliance/AFT was in person, and Ashley Breuer of TWU 556 was on-line.

Jason Tomlinson and Marilyn Davis reported on political efforts. Joe Montemayor from National AFL-CIO backed them up. The next door-to-door canvassing is set for 9AM to 12PM on May 7th from the AFT/Alliance hall, 304 W Centre in Oak Cliff. Labor must win in 2022. Volunteers must come forward.

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Labor-endorsed candidate Venton Jones gave a good talk about his plans for victory in Texas District 100. Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Collier said he will defeat the Republican candidate this fall. George Swan talked about speaking to community college and high school classes about great opportunities in Building Trades apprenticeship programs.

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The Alliance for Retired Americans is phone banking and carrying out other campaign activities statewide. Jason Tomlinson reported great success in getting ready for our International Workers Day celebration, 2-6PM May 1st in Lake Cliff Park. Co-Sponsors are continuing to send in their $100 donations.

More Actions Coming Up

Apr 22: Eligible voters may sign up to vote by mail all year

Apr 22, 6P: Online Event, Averting Climate Catastrophe: No New Arms Race! Register here info@dpjc.org

Apr 23: The National Nurses United union national day of action to support Medicare for All

Apr 24, 3-4:30P: “The Healthcare Crisis in Texas and Maps” webinar. Register

Apr 25: Early voting begins for May 7 constitutional referendum & municipal elections. Ends May 3

APR 26, 6P: “Rally for Free Speech” at 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069-8742

Apr 26: Deadline to receive vote by mail applications for May 7 constitutional referendum and municipal elections

Apr 27: Execution of Melissa Lucio is scheduled in Texas. Innocence Project says she is innocent and that Texas women get railroaded

Apr 28: Workers Memorial Day to commemorate all the workers killed or injured on the job

Apr 28, "Shoot For The Cure" at Greystone Castle Sporting Club in Mingus, Texas. Sponsored by OPEIU 277 and UFCW 1000

May 1, 2-6P: International Workers Day picnic at Lake Cliff Park, 1100 Crawford in Dallas. To support, contact Jason Tomlinson at jtomlinson.dallasaflcio@gmail.com

May 7: May constitutional referendum & local elections, including school board

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