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Need More Activities? Jobs with Justice Gets Them!

The regular second-Wednsday Jobs with Justice meeting took up Health Care first. Proposal to create a statewide health care rally in Austin on July 12, providing we can find authoritative statewide organization(s) to partner with. Motion passed. If we can't do a statewide action, we must come up with something here around that time. It's a national campaign.

Jobs with Justice is campaigning nationwide to get 1,000,000 signatures for the Employee Free Choice Act. We can do that while we are registering voters. We have had some outreach from a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) with the idea of working together. Contact: [email protected]

As always, Jobs with Justice has a lineup of organizations desperately needing volunteers:

*Employees from Great Western Erectors have an important appointment to meet with a construction contractor on Monday, June 16. If interested, meet us at the little lunch room on the ground floor of the YMCA building, corner Akard & Ross downtown Dallas, at 2:45 Monday, June 16.

*Another offer to work together comes from "Texas One Sky," an organization trying to stop global warming. Organizer Jere Locke will be in Dallas soon and is looking for like-minded environmentalists to help in this important battle. Contact him at 512-964-1134 or [email protected].

*Immigrants rights press conference June 24 at 6:30 PM in front of Farmers Branch City Hall. UNITE-HERE union is sponsor, and Representative Roberto Alonzo is expected. Call Willy Gonzalez at 469-335-0063 for information.

*Pan-African Connection wants help for Cuba Caravan that comes to Munger Place Church on June 27 at 6:30 PM. They need medical supplies and dollars. Pan African Connection will present a film celebrating Che Guevara's 80th birthday on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 PM. 612 E Jefferson Blvd. Their movie for Friday, June 20, is "Fidel, the Untold Story." Contact [email protected]

*Jun 26: (4th Thursday) 7 PM meeting at Trinity Presbyterian, 901 N Zang, (entrance in rear) for anybody interested in stopping "sweat shop" working conditions in Dallas area. Contact 469-835-6211or Texas Fair Trade Coalition ( [email protected].

*The Friday Film at Northaven Church, 11211 Preston Rd. will be shown on July 11th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feature is, "When the Mountains Tremble: The Astonishing Story of Rigoberta Menchú." (90 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles)

*A "Living Wage" demand is being led by SEIU 100. Help is needed. Click for more info.

Our group of JwJ activists held a general discussion on whether or not North Texas Jobs with Justice needs a facility of our own. We reviewed our 18-year history and recalled that we have always helped progressive organizations when called upon. We maintain an effective information service on workers' issues. We cross-pollinate the movement. We take on important issues with whatever partners we can find.

We're grateful to JASON ROBERSON, reporter for the Dallas Morning News for his article revealing that hospital administrators are getting union-busting advice against their nurses. Roberson wrote, "In the seminar, managers were advised to befriend nurses by learning the names of their children and to immediately fire those who are disruptive and complain." First time we've heard that they intend to discharge our children! :)

Love & solidarity

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