Dallas AFL-CIO Council

 

For really serious study, the labor history archives on the top floor of the library at UT-Arlington contain the largest compilation west of the Mississippi, according to Professor George Green.

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

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Recent News

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:

Everything Is Underway or Being Planned!

If you missed the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on February 16, you can check the furious list of upcoming events below. Marches, rallies, pickets, and lobbying campaigns are being planned everywhere! Some of the events are beginning to cross over from protests to activities that actually affect the economy. The general strikes being called today are the first ones in America since 1947!

The ink wasn’t dry on Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal as secretary of labor nominee, but union leaders were celebrating. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had “nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “the power of collective action” had taken Puzder down. Thomas Perez, the former secretary of labor now running to lead the Democratic National Committee, hopped on a conference call with reporters to celebrate.

President Trump came into office on a wave of promises to look out for regular, working Americans, make the rich pay their fair share and “Make America Great Again.” That was what old time con men would call "the set up". But you can only call what has happened next "the sting".