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Communications Workers fight for retiree health benefits
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All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>
It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>
Equal pay for women on KNON radio 9 AM Saturday, April 12
Remember our brother T.C. Gillespie on April 12
Apr 16: 9AM: Dallas City Council on privatizing DISDRead more >>>
AFL-CIO Calls Day of Action on Immigration Reform
Progressives Fight to Stop Privatization
Tarrant Labor Leader T.C. Gillespie Has Passed
Letitia Van de Putte Hit Dallas on Texas TourRead more >>>
Nights of Labor Studies
Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>
Letitia Van de Putte Texas Tour Schedule Set
Events Coming Up
Russell Thompson Wins Poker TournamentRead more >>>
Senator Letitia Van de Putte To Visit Dallas
College Cafeteria Workers Win Their Union!
Workers Fight for Higher Minimum Wage
CWA Studies Election Work
Cesar Chavez Movie a "Must See"
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North Texas Jobs with Justice organized a group to preview the new Cesar Chavez movie Read more >>>
Cafeteria workers at Texas Christian University unionize! Read more >>>
Workers Defense Project asks that we join in demand for fair treatment. Read more >>>
Labor, community, and political organizations are coming out strong in opposition to the attempt to take over the Dallas schools Read more >>>
Women Celebrated on March 8
Dallas Schools Threatened
Get Your Tickets for Poker Night
Community Allies Will Strengthen Our Workers Movement
Runoff Campaigns UnderwayRead more >>>
The Dallas AFL-CIO Community Engagement Committee is building a data base of progressive groups who could strengthen the workers' movement. Read more >>>
Saturday is International Women's Day
Dallas Election Report
Immigration Reform Action March 11
Teachers Fight to Save Dallas Schools
Anti-Worker Leaders to Hold Convention in Dallas
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Pressure mounts during last week of early voting
Dallas retiree chapter invites everyone
Dallas AFL-CIO seeks one good mobilizerRead more >>>
Job Description: Dallas AFL-CIO Mobilization Coordinator Read more >>>
Dallas CLC Sets Hot Pace
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Strategic Planning Underway While Actions Continue
Phone banking and Block Walking begin
EARLY VOTING RALLY 11:00 A.M.--- 12:00 P.M 509 MAIN ST Tuesday, February 18
Religion and Labor -- What a Combination!*
International Women’s Day Celebration
Celebrate Women's Day with Becky Moeller of Texas AFL-CIO
There Were at Least 250 American Slave Uprisings!
No on Fast Track!Read more >>>
Judge Jenkins Advocates $10.10/hour
President Munoz Takes Delegation to Washington DC
Black History Celebration SetRead more >>>
Deadline 1/31 for Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Applications
AFL-CIO Selects Candidates
Fight for Fair Trade NowRead more >>>
Dallas AFL-CIO Interviews 70 Candidates!
Join the Fight Against Trans Pacific Partnership
Labor Board Cites Texas in Complaint Against Walmart
Texas Labor Unites on January 24Read more >>>
AFL-CIO Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
March on January 18
"Free Trade" Returns to Plague Us!Read more >>>
Jan 8, 7 PM: JwJ will present "MLK and the Labor Movement, a Special Tribute" 1408 N Washington
Jan 22: National Day of Action on Trans Pacific Parnership
What Will Happen in 2014
The bosses are always the best organizers. In 2013, they outdid themselves in motivating Americans from all walks of life to organize. In 2014, the bosses will reap their whirlwind. In the earliest days of 2014, Congress will pass legislation to extend unemployment benefits to the 1.3 million who were cut off on December 28, 2013. Serious jobs bills will be put forward in early 2014.Read more >>>
Labor Defends Health Care Against Subversive Attack
What Have Unions Done for You?
AFL-CIO Prepares for Major Role in ElectionsRead more >>>
Labor and Allies Draw Closer
Stand Up for Health Care Monday
How Low Can You Go (in Texas Politics)?
Congressional Grinches Are After Our ChristmasRead more >>>
World's Workers Mourn Mandela
Pleae Attend Human Rights Day Activity December 10
Stand Against Cuts December 12Read more >>>
Labor Pulls Together for Walmart Workers on "Black Friday"
Young Workers Meet December 5
International Human Rights Day is December 10Read more >>>
The Dallas AFL-CIO is transforming itself!
Nov 23,12:45PM: Join the Ironworkers and Workers Defense Project for an emergency demonstration and press conference at the George Bush DART station in Richardson
Nov 29, 8AM: Walmart workers protest at 12300Lake June Rd in Balch Springs.
Dec 5, 7PM: AFL-CIO youth (Under 40) meets at 1408 N Washington
Dec 9: Last day for candidates to fileRead more >>>
Nov 18, 8 AM-7PM: Phone-a-Thon for immigration reform
Nov 20, 5:30 PM: Stand with Wal Mart Workers
Nov 21, 7:30 PM: Dallas AFL-CIO to meet
Dec 1, 10 AM: Wendy Davis speaks at Teamsters 745 hall
Dec 5, 7 PM: Young Workers Council meets
Dec 10, 7 PM: International Human Rights Day
Every Day: Start now to win the 2014 elections!Read more >>>
Community Partnerships Continue to Grow
Retirees to Support Veterans Against Cuts
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Invites You to a Webinar
Politics Getting Hotter!Read more >>>
Calling All Young Workers: JOIN THE LABOR MOVEMENT
Workers to Examine 2014 Candidates
Take Action with Labor!
Labor Will Talk with Political Leaders
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Help Walmart Workers and Other Upcoming Events
Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Applications Available
We Are Building a Progressive CoalitionRead more >>>
Celebrate the Victory, Get Ready for Next Crisis
Immigration Reform Rally Saturday 10/19/13
AFL-CIO Starts StrategicPlanning
Labor Endorses Lara for School BoardRead more >>>
Street Heat Tuesday
Exciting Meeting Thursday
Economic Crisis Is Not Our Only BattleRead more >>>
End the Government Shutdown with a Clean Budget!
Don't sit on the sidelines during this crisis!
March SaturdayRead more >>>
Lamentable passing of Jimmy Whitehead
Exciting changes coming in labor movement
Mark your calendars
Dallas will support afl-cio resolution 16
Stand against the Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade proposal"
Dallas teachers say "no" to Superintendent Mike Mils
The new Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Dallas AFl-CIO, Mark York, had a busy weekend August 31-September 2 Read more >>>
AFl-CIO principal officer Mark York encourages participation in Aug 28th 50th Anniversary Celebrations and the Labor Day weekend celebrations
Mark York was sworn in on August 15 to serve out the rest of the term of Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Dallas AFL-CIO. Longtime leader Jim McCasland resigned that same day due to problems with his health. Read more >>>
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