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About two dozen candidates received a cordial welcome at the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on November 16, but only State Representative Roberto Alonzo received two standing ovations

Dallas labor will join the Tarrant County AFL-CIO and the state federation in a rally at 2 PM Thursday at the Walmart store, 7451 McCart Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76133.

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring together unions and employers to recruit, train, and diversify the workforce for a given industry or a specific employer.

Dallas AFL-CIO political director Lorraine Montemayor is checking out the candidates and encourages others to do the same. She plans to attend the kickoff rally for State Representative Victoria Neave on Thursday, November 9, 5:30 to 8PM at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake, 950 E. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75218.

Union voters reviewed some great national victories in America on November 8, but Texans had less to celebrate.

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The Dallas AFL-CIO has already engaged in the electoral season through November, 2018. Early screening for two critical Dallas County races, District Attorney and Democratic Party Chair, is already underway. A larger screening for over 100 local races will take place after all nominations are completed in December.

As a pillar of the Democratic Party, unions have wanted for years to see mainstream Democrats push for major reforms to the law that would rejuvenate the ranks of organized labor. At the press conference Wednesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded the proposals, but also emphasized that many Democrats have taken their union support for granted.

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Dallas labor wants power for working families, and power is decided in elections. The October 19 Central Labor Council meeting took up many issues and activities, but none is more important than our unified electoral work.

All affiliated union members are invited to the Dallas Central Labor Council Meeting

  • 7:30 PM, Third Thursday, October 19
  • 1408 N Washington, Dallas TX 75208
  • For more information: 214-826-4808

Everyone, union members or not, who is interested in working with labor is invited to the on-line meetings at 7 PM on Sunday evenings. Click this link: