TCCLC Sisters, Brothers and All,
I wanted to post a quick update from the AFL-CIO Core Cities Convening in St. Paul, Minnesota May 8-12. This is the gathering where the National AFL-CIO has brought together CLC leaders and activists from Tarrant, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and of course, St. Paul and many more. There are about 15 cities plus area CLCs from across the U.S. represented here in St. Paul that are doing great work locally, legislatively and politically. They are here to share their ‘best practices’ on how they turned the dial in their cities to help their Union affiliates move local legislation and their communities towards progressive political action for working people.
It’s a good conference. Learning from what others have experienced in their CLC’s is worth the trip and the networking will payoff for the TCCLC tenfold down the road. If it is offered again next year the TCCLC should send two or three delegates. I’ll bring back all the information available from the trip and post it on the TCCLC.org website.
Linda Morales from the Texas Gulf Coast Labor Federation AFL-CIO gave a workshop about fund raising that I wanted to share. I’ll post the pdf file later with the details of her presentation, but in brief: The Gulf Coast put on and presented a ‘Working Families Champion Award Dinner’ that raised money for their CLC. My thought is that we could do a Tarrant County Labor Day BBQ/ Award Fundraiser that could help us raise more ‘encouragement’ for ‘volunteers’ and more. Much like our Golf Tournament.
I’ll keep this update brief. Make a mental note in the back of your mind about ‘whatcha’ think and bring questions or thoughts to the next labor Council meeting next Tuesday, May 16th.
Thanks for all you do for Labor. Let me know how the TCCLC can help you help Labor.