We're Pitching In!
The regular 2nd Wednesday meeting of North Texas Jobs with Justice took up a long list of activities relating to worker justice.
We started with a list of upcoming health care activities. Two of them seemed especially important:
- Thursday, August 13th 4p-6p
- Wal-Mart Parking Lot at 3200 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas, TX 75237
- For info: Drew of UFCW 1000, 817-773-4074
- Health Care Rally
- 6:30 PM Wednesday, August 19
- outside Outside Ranchview High School (look for pro-health care signs)
8401 Valley Ranch Parkway. Contact Hobie Hukill 214-543-4698
We had a good discussion about the hooligans that are disrupting health care discussions. We decided to wear "Jobs with Justice" buttons and do our best to make sure that health reform advocates do not get tricked into any activities that would embarrass our cause.
Other activities included:
Forum: Why religious leaders and unions support Democracy in Honduras
- 7 PM Monday, August 17
- Progressive Center of Texas
- 1409 S Lamar, Dallas TX 75215
Our group agreed on the following resolution:
Whereas the basic problem in Honduras comes from the economic problems caused by the Central American Free Trade Agreement, and
Whereas the Texas Fair Trade Coalition, of which we are part, has already taken a stand on Honduras, and
Whereas the AFL-CIO and several progressive trade unions have already taken a stand,
Be it resolved, that North Texas Jobs with Justice calls for the restoration of democracy in Honduras
Picket for construction workers' rights
- 10 AM, August 18th
- Pike's Park on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas
- We will march to the Centex Headquarters to send a message to Centex shareholders -- our demand for accountability in Pulte tracts!
- More info from AFL-CIO
"Semana Laboral" week of union educationals at Mexican Consulate in Dallas August 31 -Sep 4
Labor Day Breakfast at Sheraton Hotel, Hwy 114 & Esters. Just north of DFW Airport
Sep 24-Oct 1: National JwJ week of activities for economic justice
We agreed to try to boost attendance at all of these things. Dr. Brockman will take the lead on getting religious leaders to come to the Labor Day breakfast. For some of them, we are going to have to raise the $25 for each ticket. We thought that our best activity for economic justice would probably be literature distribution around a certain target business or neighborhood.
As always, we ended with "round robin" discussion in which we find out what challenges each of our constituent groups is facing.
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