Labor History

History of labor affecting people in Dallas, Texas. Click here and let's work together! 

For really serious study, the labor history archives on the top floor of the librar

Three old timers in the North Texas labor movement will talk at UT-Arlington library on November 9. 12:30PM on the 6th floor.

Peter Johnson told me some good stories while we were marching through downtown Dallas in the annual Good Friday march on April 14, 2017.

Texas implemented its "right to work/scab" law even before the federal law (Taft-Hartley) made it legal. The phrase, one of the most successfully misleading propaganda phrases in history, is credited to the Dallas Morning News, and they acknowledge it.

Texas AFL-CIO Communications Director Ed Sills sent this out on February 22, 2017:

The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged in 1955. 

Dallas Charter dated May 1, 1956

The Dallas charter is dated May 1, 1956