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Let's Win This!

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
01 Nov, 2019
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Union members and supporters will be mobilizing Saturday through election day, Tuesday, in an all-out effort to win for working families. Door-to-door canvassing begins at 10AM on November 2 from 1408 N Washington. Phone banking and other activities will continue through the election.


Political Director Lorraine Montemayor is also organizing cadres of volunteers to work within their own schedules and capabilities. Everyone can make a difference. Call Montemayor at 214-826-4808 for your assignment!

Another Strike Victory

Education workers in Chicago have suspended their strike pending a democratic vote on a tentative contract that includes big pay raises and improvements for public schoolchildren. The proposal will allow them to make up five working days at full pay.

The union movement is a social movement. The Washington Post said, ”The Chicago strike was another test of efforts by teachers’ unions to use contract talks typically focused on salaries and benefits and force sweeping conversations about broader problems that affect schools in large, politically left-leaning cities, including affordable housing, added protections for immigrants and the size of classes.”

Although it is commonly referred to as the “Chicago Teachers Strike,” it actually involved all school employees. The American Federation of Teachers cooperated with the Service Employees International Union to lead the effort. Students, parents, and community organizations cooperated and solidarity far and wide, including in Dallas, rocked the continent!

Communications Workers Applauded

The American Prospect ran an article praising the CWA for its nationwide commitment to wearing red every Thursday and being ready to go on strike. The Dallas AFL-CIO voted to wear red on Thursdays in solidarity with all working families.

CWA members have warned that working families will be negatively affected by a new AT&T plan to buy back its own stock. The already-rich will profit from higher stock prices while jobs suffer. AT&T is based in Dallas.

More Actions Coming Up

Nov 2, 10A: Get-Out-The-Vote canvassing from 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, Tx 75204. Contact 214-826-4808

Nov 2, 10A: Citizenship forum at 334 Centre in Dallas 512-477-6195

Nov 4, 6P: Get-Out-The-Vote phone banking at 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, Tx 75204. Contact 214-826-4808

Nov 5: Election activities all day. Contact 214-826-4808 

Nov 9, 10A: Dallas Central Labor Council training for screening committee members at 1408 N Washington. RSVP

Nov 14, 9-11:30A: Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Town-Hall meeting at North Richland Hills Public Library 9015 Grand Ave, North Richland Hills