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Gene Lantz, President
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The Dallas AFL-CIO will map out the road to victory for working families at our monthly meeting at 7:30PM on Thursday, September 21 at 1408 N Washington.

Extreme anti-worker billionaires are currently planning to exonerate criminals in government, impeach the President, starve the schools, institutionalize racism, sexism and homophobia, overthrow the Speaker of the House, undermine the democratic election process, cut taxes for the rich, and shut the government down on October 1. The champions for working families are unions and the growing solidarity movement around unions.

Join Autoworker Solidarity Day

Principal officer Lou Luckhardt has received word that national AFL-CIO and national UAW Autoworkers need us to take solidarity actions on Wednesday, September 20. Please plan to join us that evening.

National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler says, “Our message to the UAW members who are bravely striking to strengthen America for all of us is simple: We’ve got your backs and will stand with you however long it takes to win a fair contract that recognizes your value.” 

The Autoworkers’ strike is creating new tactics:

* They have begun strikes at all three major American automakers

* Their “Stand Up” tactic starts strikes at only designated factories

* Not all departments in a factory go on strike

* They are withholding political support from politicians, even the President, until they get support

* They propose the only plausible defense against artificial intelligence and automation in general – shorter working hours 

Solidarity actions are being posted on a new UAW strike support web page.

YALL Leads

Yall at Starbucks on September 14

Our Young Active Labor Leaders are eager to help the Autoworkers win. On September 14 they participated in solidarity actions in a number of North Texas Starbucks locations, including a strike in Bartonville. On Saturday, September 9, YALL had the largest contingent of strike supporters at the SAG-AFTRA rally in Reverchon Park.  Retirees from the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans and others helped. YALL leader Rosie Curts is leading the effort to speak to other organizations.

An on-line fund raiser for YALL is planned for 3:30PM on September 24. It will feature an orator’s contest to see who can make the best fund pitch. Register here.

Things are happening fast. Keep up with our web site calendarfor new events.

Solidarity growth is unprecedented

Please join the Dallas AFL-CIO Solidarity Brigade



Sep 17: Rosie Curts of YALL speaks for Pathways Unitarian Church in Hurst

Sep 19: National Voter Registration Day

Sep 19, 10A: Airport Service Workers rally at 4600 Hwy 360, Ft Worth 76155

Sep 20, 6P: SAVE THE DATE for Dallas AFl-CIO part of national AFL-CIO and UAW DAY OF ACTION!

Sep 21, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members at 1408 N Washington

Sep 21: UN International Day for Peace

Sep 24, 3:30P: On-line contest to see who can do the best fund pitch for Young Active Labor Leaders of DFW. Registe

Sep 27, 6P: “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.” Presented by national AFL-CIO. Register

Sep 27, 7:30A: Registration begins for Texas AFL-CIO Golf Tournament at Crystal Falls Golf Course, 3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, 78641

Sep 28, 6p: Dallas School Board meets at 5151 Samuel Blvd

Oct 4, 12:30P: Dallas Chapter of TARA meets at AFT Hall, Bishop & Centre in Oak Cliff. Everyone invited. or 214-729-0063

Oct 10: Last day to register to vote for Nov 7 election