Dallas AFL-CIO Council


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The Dallas County AFL-CIO represents the interests of working families — to bring economic and social justice to the workplace.  Read more...

Kym Grant: "I'm fighting the proposed U.S. Budget!"

We Stand Up for All Workers in State Legislature

Fight Against Unfair Trade Continues

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AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates in Dallas City Council Race

Labor Works to Save Jobs from Outsourcing

Workers Won't Lay Down While Congress Budget Proposal Rolls Over Us

New Labor Leaders Sworn In

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Stand with Postal Workers

Texans Need Insurance Coverage

Steelworkers May Have a Contract in Petrochemical Strike

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While much of the Internet this week was focused on escaped llamas, figuring out what color a dress is or mourning the loss of SAG-AFTRA member and Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, we can forget that legislation is still being pushed that would make the lives of working families worse. Whether it is the "right to work" policies pushed by the allies of Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), who likes to compare workers to terrorists, and in other states like New Mexico and West Virginia, or the ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using the Fast Track process, we need to stay alert. Read more >>>

Where Can You Get Reliable Information?

We're Fighting for Fair Trade

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Working Families: It's Not Paranoia if They Really Are Out to Get You!

How We Fight Back

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 At our February 19 meeting, the Dallas AFL-CIO took a strong stand against the so called "Trans Pacific Partnership" unfair trade deal. Delegates wrote letters to their congresspersons. Read more >>>

Unfair Trade Bill Coming Fast

Texas Needs a Raise

Get Ready for Local Elections

More Actions Coming Up


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Mark York Addresses the Dallas City Council

Striking Petrochemical Workers Need Help

Black History Month Celebrated

What's Next for Working America in Dallas?

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Immigration Integration Volunteer Training

Organizer Needed

Educational Forum for Candidates

Celebrate Black History

Stand With the Striking Steelworkers

Teen Summit 2015

Retirees Headed for State Capitol

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Friends of the Feathered

As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>

 How the Federal Reserve Affects Your Economy

Health Insurance Deadline Approaches

KNON Fund Drive to Start

Unfair Trade and "Fast Track" Menacing

Bet on Winners -- American Workers!

Congratulations to Tarrant County Leaders



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Democratic Selection of Labor Leaders, Major Plans, Underway

Remember Our Fallen Warriors

MLK Remembered

More Upcoming Events

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Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income

Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.

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Labor's Election Work Was Outstanding

Labor Hails President Obama's Effort on Immigration

Working America Activists Can Help with Health Care Enrollment

Join in "Black Friday" and Other Upcoming Events

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State AFL-CIO Holds Special Convention

Postal Workers Rise Up

Support Locked-Out Workers

Stand with Walmart Workers

Your Presence is Requested

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How They Did in the Elections

How We Did in the Elections

La Lucha Continua, The Fight Goes On

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Labor's Clout Increases as We Push Harder

National AFL-CIO Offers Last-Minute Advice on Voting

Relief for Construction Workers Needed

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County Commissioners Support Project Phoenix

AFL-CIO Encouraged to Keep Up the Election Fight

More Actions Coming Up 

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Activists Double Down on Elections -- And It's Working!

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Educate, Agitate, Organize Voter Turnout!

Workers are Locked Out!

Movie "Pride" Has Lessons for All Activists

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Dreamers Announce Workshop

Don't like the way things are going? Hit the Streets! Hit the Phones!

Work 19 Years and Get a Christmas Gift from Nieman Marcus!

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Volunteers are Needed for Congresswoman Johnson Event

Hit the Streets! Hit the Phones!

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Need Campaign Signs?

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Work for Justice

Vote early

"Pride at Work" Committee Needed

More Actions Coming Up



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Now Is the Time To Get Active with Labor

Even the Newspaper says "Raise Wages!"

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Get-Out-The-Vote Work Underway

Our Good Work on ALEC Continues to Pay Off

Privatization Rampage Continues

Coming Up

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Elections are Paramount to Labor Movement

"Our Community, Our Schools" Needs Backing

American Airlines Employees Continue Fight

Jobs with Justice Coalition Meeting is Wednesday

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Dallas Shines on Labor Day

Remarks from Principal Officer Mark York at the Labor Day Breakfast

Prayer led by Rev. Dr. Joerg Rieger at the Labor Day Breakfast

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Labor Council Meetings Really Zing!

Sign a Letter for Fair Trade

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AFL-CIO Embraces Retirees, Too

Construction Workers Launch Campaign to Get Breaks

Lots of Action Leads Up to Labor Day

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Let's Get Out the Vote!

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ALEC Gets More Unwanted Exposure

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It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

Labor-led Coalition Exposes ALEC!

More Actions Coming Up

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Young Interns Honored
Important Redistricting Case Close to Completion
ALEC Protest Plans Almost Complete
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Dallas Activists Meet with Congressman Veasey

Retirees Calling!

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"Unwelcome ALEC" meets Wednesday

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Labor Works in Democratic Convention

Labor is Close to Civil Rights Movement

Coming Up: Unwelcome ALEC to Meet Weekly

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"Don't Privatize" Say Protesters During National Mayor's Conference

Texas Democratic Party Convention Has Labor Activities

Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Strengthens Anti-ALEC Coalition

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Dallas AFL-CIO Approves Solidarity Charter with Service Employees International Union

Alliance/AFT Files Appeal on School Privatization 

Transformative AFL-CIO Strategic Plan is Under Way

Pro-Worker Jobs Coming Up

Soooo Much Is Happening!

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Jun 12, 6:30P: "Tribute to Pete Seeger" tonight

Jun 14: 11A: Stand with construction workers. Rally and march in Cole Park to tell Gables to Build it Better.

Jun 18, 7:15-8:30P: Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform

Jun 19, 7:30P: Dallas AFL-CIO meets

Jun 20, 4:30-6:30P: Press conference and rally against school privatization



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Pamela Resendiz on KNON.org, 89.3FM at 9 AM Saturday

Sign petition to help construction workers

June 11, 5:30PM: Oppose school privatization

June 11, 7PM: Anti-ALEC planning meeting

June 12, 7PM: Anti-ALEC fund raising concert


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 Labor's Candidates Pull Through!

Unionists Join International Festival

Protests Pick up the Pace

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Over 20 organizations join progressive coalition

Last chance for early voting 

Want a job organizing?

Turn out for activities


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Dallas AFL-CIO Holds Lively Council Meeting

Transport Workers Need Help

Lots Happening!

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Get-Out-The-Vote Really Matters

Dallas Council Diversifies and Strengthens

Can You Pass a Resolution on ALEC?

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May Day Was Big for Dallas Labor

More Action Coming Up!

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 That's Solidarity! Groups pitched in with the CWA retirees and with the postal workers

More Actions Coming Up:

  • Apr 26, 10AM: Protest school privatization at City Hall Plaza
  • Apr 28, 6PM: Workers Memorial Day remembrance at 1408 N Washington
  • Apr 29, 5:30-8:30PM: Phone bank at Medrano's Bakery, 3001 W Pioneer
  • May 3, 9AM: Get-out-the-vote starts at 1408 N Washington
  • May 8, 7PM: Faith and Labor series continues at 1408 N Washington
  • May 10: Letter Carriers food drive
  • May 14, 7PM: Jobs with Justice at 1408 N Washington
  • May 25: International Children's Day and Workers Day march
  • July 30: Protest American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
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Communications Workers fight for retiree health benefits

TOP phone bank

Activities coming up


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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 DISD

Apr 16, 1PM: Rally to save retiree benefits in downtown Dallas

Apr 17, 7:45PM: Dallas Central Labor Council for members of affiliated unions

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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 Tour

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Letitia Van de Putte Texas Tour Schedule Set

Events Coming Up

Russell Thompson Wins Poker Tournament

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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 >>>

Poker Tonight!
Privatization of schools scheme prompts backlash
AFL-CIO continues support for candidates in runoff elections
Austin workers petition for help
College workers seek union
Stand with women March 24 6:30P
Cesar Chavez movie 7:30P on March 27
Privatization main topic at Apr 9 JwJ meeting
Apr16 1 PM rally for retirees at AT&T on Jackson Street
May 1 is International Children's Day
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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 Underway

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 The Dallas AFL-CIO Community Engagement Committee is building a data base of progressive groups who could strengthen the workers' movement. Read more >>>

 Immigration Reform Bus Coming to  Arlington 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

Celebrate women!

Dallas AFL-CIO seeks one good mobilizer

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 Job Description: Dallas AFL-CIO Mobilization Coordinator Read more >>>

 Dallas CLC Sets Hot Pace

Hotter Pace Coming Up

What's It All About?

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 Alliance AFT Sponsors Bowl-A-Thon Read more >>>

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

Demand Increase in Minimum Wage!

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!

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Judge Jenkins Advocates $10.10/hour

President Munoz Takes Delegation to Washington DC

Black History Celebration Set

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Deadline 1/31 for Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Applications

AFL-CIO Selects Candidates

Fight for Fair Trade Now

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  •  Fight "Fast Track" to Unfair Trade
  • MLK for Labor, Labor for MLK!
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 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 24

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AFL-CIO Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

March on January 18

"Free Trade" Returns to Plague Us!

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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

Jan 22, 4PM: UAW members invited to a voter registration event at UAW Local 276 on January 22, 4:00 pm 2505 W.E. Roberts Street Grand Prairie, TX 75051

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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.

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Labor Defends Health Care Against Subversive Attack

What Have Unions Done for You?

AFL-CIO Prepares for Major Role in Elections

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How do we love you?

Let us count the ways..

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Labor and Allies Draw Closer

Stand Up for Health Care Monday

How Low Can You Go (in Texas Politics)?

Congressional Grinches Are After Our Christmas

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World's Workers Mourn Mandela

Pleae Attend Human Rights Day Activity December 10

Stand Against Cuts December 12

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 Labor Pulls Together for Walmart Workers on "Black Friday"

Young Workers Meet December 5

International Human Rights Day is December 10

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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 file

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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!

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Community Partnerships Continue to Grow

Retirees to Support Veterans Against Cuts

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Invites You to a Webinar

Politics Getting Hotter!

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 Calling All Young Workers: JOIN THE LABOR MOVEMENT

Workers to Examine 2014 Candidates

Take Action with Labor!

Vote now!

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 Coalition

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Celebrate the Victory, Get Ready for Next Crisis

Immigration Reform Rally Saturday 10/19/13

AFL-CIO Starts StrategicPlanning

Labor Endorses Lara for School Board

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Street Heat Tuesday

Exciting Meeting Thursday

Economic Crisis Is Not Our Only Battle

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End the Government Shutdown with a Clean Budget!
Oppose  Voter Suppression!
Fight Wealth Inequality! Read more >>>

 Don't sit on the sidelines during this crisis!

Call Congress

Talk Tuesday

Picket Wednesday

Strategize Thursday

March Saturday

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Upcoming events

Lamentable passing of Jimmy Whitehead

Exciting changes coming in labor movement

Upcoming election


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Dallas will support afl-cio resolution 16

Stand against the Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade proposal"

Dallas teachers say "no" to Superintendent Mike Mils

  • Dallas AFL-CIO Leader Arrested with Walmart Protesters
  • "Free Trade" Proposal Explained September 7
  • Strike is ON at Bell Helicopter in Hurst
  • Teachers Need Petitions Signed
  • More Actions Coming Up!

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 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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