Houston Locals on Strike

When: ALL WEEK 
Where: USW Local Union Halls, Pasadena TX

Details:  Two Houston area union locals are striking area oil refineries as part of nationwide bargaining for safer conditions.  Anyone who wants to promote the cause of labor, safer working conditions, and a cleaner environment by helping out during this strike with picketing or donations please contact one of the following United Steel Workers local union halls: Texas City local 13-1, south hall (striking Marathon Oil); Pasadena local 13-227, 704 Hwy 225 East,713-385-2168 ; Pasadena local 13-1, 311 S. Pasadena Blvd., striking Shell Oil, 832-517-9311.  Call for the location of picketing.  Even though you are not a Steelworker, the mere existence of labor unions helps all workers avoid declines in their living standards.

Houston Socialist Reading Group

Tuesday 7:30

Topic: On the Basic Contradiction of Capitalism.  What is the main contradiction of Capitalism?  It is the contradiction between social production and private appropriation, or in other words, the capitalist relations of production, which stand in the way of the full employment of this social production and technology to satisfy the needs of all the people.  In other words, the contradiction between the restricted consumption of the working class and the unrestrained expansion of capitalist production. How is that contradiction manifested in today's economy? http://www.meetup.com/The-Houston-Socialist-Reading-Group/  

Advocacy and Action Day for Construction Workers

1805 W. Alabama St (St. Stephen's Episcopal)

Details:  On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Fe y Justicia Worker Center will travel to Austin to join up with our sister worker centers Workers' Defense Project, Fuerza Del Valle, & Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project, and advocates from around the state to demand improved working conditions in the construction industry... and we want you on the bus! We will depart at 6am from St. Stephen's Episcopal (1805 W. Alabama St) and return the same evening after a great day of legislative visits, a march and rally! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/houstonworkers.org/forms/d/18HLdR_tprszR5QitwruTN3KJhZ9tcUUo9dW2p_sjgwg/viewform

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Rally Against Republicans
Saturday, February 28 @ 2:00pm

Intersection of Harrisburg and Macario Garcia (Hwy 90), Houston, TX
Details:
  The purpose of the Rally is to expose the Republicans and the Far Right for their increasingly dangerous attacks on workers, people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, and the masses as a whole—and to help develop the kind of independent working class political action which will be required to stop these dangerous attacks. This event is being organized by the Houston Socialist Movement.


 


Fight For 15 Movie Night (Free)

 Saturday, February 28 @ 6:00pm

Where: 1805 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098

Details:  Fast Food Workers from Houston are mobilizing to increase wages to $15 an hour and demand rights in their jobs.  We invite you to participate in our Movie Night.  Come and join the movement for a better future for our families and a better economy for this country.  info: fightfor15houston@gmail.com-


Reading Group for "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein

When: Sunday, February 28 @ 9:00am

Where: 1900 Bering Dr Houston, TX 77057 (Emerison Unitarian Church)

Details:  People who want to Read and Discuss This changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Will meet each Sunday until we finish the book. Contact Name:  Ken Jones Contact Email Address:  eduheretic@gmail.com


The Houston Progressive Calendar is posting progressive actions/meetings/events to encourage more visibility and participation of weekly activities for progressive causes and a more informed community. You can find updated calendar with event details hereIf you would like to submit an event from your organization, please send it to: houstonprogressivecalendar@gmail.com

March 2, 7P: Texas Theater movie: SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Bonnie Mathias and Gene Lantz among the panelists.
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March 3: 7 - 8:30 PM An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Although our economy’s productivity has been increasing, working people are earning less and less in real wages and struggling to make ends meet for their families. The vast majority of immigrants in this country are working people. With no protections and the constant danger of deportation corporations are using this reality to get away with wage theft and wage depression, unsafe working conditions, etc. This hurts all workers! Join us for an interactive evening of exploring these connections between undocumented workers and the economy and what we can do. Event location: 1408 N Washington Ave, Dallas.
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March 6, noon: March for voting rights begins on the Continental Bridge (westside). Juanita Wallace 972-803-3052 
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Mar 7, 11A -1P: - International Women’s Day: Sharing our stories, learning from each other, moving forward together! 334 Centre St., Dallas (Oak Cliff). Open to all.
Mar 9: Texas AFT (Teachers & school personnel) lobby day at the capitol. 
Mar 12: Medicaid expansion march in Austin. Children's Defense League. TOP is organizing buses from Dallas. CAll 214-729-1119

Apr 3, 10A 10th annual Good Friday march through downtown Dallas. news@dallaschristians.org
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Apr10: Working Class Conference in Plano, Collin College
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April 11: Citizenship Clinic with Dallas AFL-CIO and UFCW Local 540; volunteers opportunities will be available. Contact us at jobswithjusticetexas@gmail.com.
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apr 18: Congressman Marc Veasey 33rd Congressional District of Texas
Invites you to the TEEN SUMMIT 2015. Offices are here to help high school students have access to all the information they need to succeed in their higher education and career goals. Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sam Houston High School 2000 Sam Houston Drive| Arlington, Texas 76014 CongressmanMarcVeasey 817-920-9086, 214-741-1387
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Texas AFL-CIO and its partners are launching a campaign "Texas Needs a Raise." They want a state minimum wage of at least $10.10 and other raises for public employees. To sign the petition, go to: http://act.aflcio.org/c/256/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9693