I feel like I've done this a dozen times, and it's not working for me now. Attached is a simplified example in Tableau 9.0 (Desktop).
I have two sheets, one dashboard. I want the filter for the first sheet (occupational group), to apply to the second sheet. The second sheet is a subset of the first sheet and is filtered by the 'Conf' field. In other words, when I select 'Construction and Extraction' Sheet 1 should display as it currently is, but Sheet 2 should only have 3 entries (those that are in the list of Sheet 1).
I've set up every combination of actions I can think of and none are doing the trick.
Select the carrot on the dashboard filter (occupational group) and select apply to multiple worksheets ==> apply to all on dashboard (bottom left of dialog box).