Dallas AFL-CIO Council

 

One year ago, the Pope addressed Congress for the first time in history. He told our political leaders: “You are called on to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good.” He tried to inspire our better angels.
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

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Most presidential nominees publicly release multiple years of tax returns. But Donald Trump is making phony excuses to dodge transparency with the American people. We can’t let him get away with it.

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Based on exit poll data for the 2012 election, over 70% of African American women voted in the election, 65.6% of white women, 62.6% percent of white men and 61.4% of African American men voted in the same election. “The reason why Black women made the difference is because we bring our entire household to the polls with us” said Carmen Berkley, director of Civil, Human and Woman’s Rights, AFL-CIO. “An investment in Black women is an investment in a number of different people within a particular household.”
Dear Mr. Trump, 12 years ago, you crossed the IATSE picket line of "The Apprentice," where crew members of your reality TV show were speaking up together to get paid fairly for the work they did on your show.

Herb Keener of Communications Workers Local 6215 taught a class on the book “Runaway Inequality” at 1408 N Washington in Dallas on September 17. We began with a long list of progressive movements over the centuries. Herb said that those movements have to find a way to work together if we are to succeed.

Principal officer Mark York bragged on the Dallas AFL-CIO leadership team at the beginning of the Central Labor Council meeting on September 15. A standing ovation followed. As different union leaders made their reports, one could see why.