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Why We Mobilize!

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
04 Oct, 2019
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We defend democracy. Dallas AFL-CIO affiliated members and working family supporters start our powerful get-out-the-vote effort at 10 AM Saturday, October 5, at 1408 N Washington. The November 5 special election in  Texas House District 100 needs a big voter turnout.

Every volunteer, experienced or not, can help with driving, canvassing, promoting on social media, and phone banking. Organizing special events such as house parties would be another big contribution. Working families win when we mobilize. Contact political director Lorraine Montemayor at 214-448-1557.

Dallas Retirees Recommend Birabil


The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans recommended labor's candidate, Lorraine Birabil, to win the November 5 special election in Texas House District 100. At the regular 1st Wednesday meeting on October 2, Birabil and two other candidates who had completed questionnaires were grilled by retirees. The vote afterward serves as a recommendation to the state leadership. They agreed on October 4. 

Strike Support Appreciated

Area activists continue to support the General Motors strike in Arlington, Roanoke, and nationwide. Difficulties for the strikers intensify as the strike begins its 4th week. Presidential candidates, labor leaders, and the general public have joined the picket lines. Shuttles to the General Motors gates take volunteers from the UAW 276 union hall at 2505 W.E. Roberts in Grand Prairie. Volunteers can drive directly to the smaller General Motors facility at 301 Freedom Drive in Roanoke. 

Airline Caterers Mobilize 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please join us as we stand in solidarity with UNITE HERE next Wednesday, October 9th from 2-6pm, for an informational picket at the DFW Airport, Terminal D. You may recall the huge action UNITE HERE airline catering workers had with hundreds of allies in front of the American Airlines headquarters last month. Their fight is ongoing and they are asking that we show up again.

American Airlines earned $1.9 billion in profits last year, but wages for airline catering workers who prepare and deliver food and beverages for flights departing American’s most profitable hubs, including Dallas, are among the lowest in the country.

Over the course of this summer, 15,000 airline catering workers at 33 airports have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike when lawful. These workers, many of them UNITE HERE members who are employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet, are predominantly immigrants and people of color.

Now, airline catering workers in Dallas are fighting back and asking for your support! On October 9, workers and their allies will gather at Terminal D at DFW to call attention to the injustices that these workers face due to the airline’s greed. It’s time for American Airlines to take action to end the crisis of poverty wages and unaffordable health care!

You can RSVP at the Facebook event here: Please feel free to share this post on your personal and organizational pages:Join us October 9 at DFW Airport Terminal D where we will support airline catering workers in their fight for fair wages and affordable healthcare. @AmericanAir, do the right thing for your subcontractor’s employees. Airline catering workers, we’ve got your back! #1job  Mark York, Secretary-Treasurer Dallas AFL-CIO1408 N. Washington Ave Suite 240, Dallas, TX 75204214-826-4808,

More Actions Coming Up


Oct 5, 10A: First get-out-the-vote mobilization for the District 100 special election on November 5. Contact or 214-826-4808

Oct 10, 6:30P: Dallas Democrats present a candidate forum for Texas District 100 at 1408 N Washington. Info: 214-821-8331 

Oct 10, 7P: Talk by Dr Rick Halperin on “The American Tradition of Civil Disobedience” at La Madeleine Restaurant, 3072 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas

Oct 14, 6-8P: CWA phone banking from 1408 N Washington

Oct 15, 6P: Presidential debate watch party sponsored by CWA at 1408 N Washington

Oct 17: Strike deadline for Chicago teachers

Oct 17, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting for all affiliated members. Info 214-826-4808

Oct 19, 9A: CWA block walking from 1408 N Washington

Oct 19, 2P: Annual march to abolish the death penalty starts at Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Av in Austin. Event Details:

Oct 19, 1P: CWA 6215 Golf tournament at Country View Golf Club of Lancaster. Info 469-878-7038 or 214-923-7697

Oct 21-22-23, 5-8P: CWA early vote phone banking from 1408 N Washington

We win when we pull together