Tag Archives: Workers Defense Project
As the Legislature ponders yet another crackdown on labor, Building the American Dream explores the stakes of labor policy in the country’s largest red state.
Roendy Granillo, 25, was installing hardwood flooring in a house near Dallas when the heat started getting to him. It was July 2015, and the temperature had hit...Read More
On Thursday, San Antonians turned in roughly twice the number of signatures necessary to get mandatory paid sick leave on November’s ballot.
San Antonio activists on Thursday submitted about twice the number of signatures necessary to get a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance on the ballot in Novembe...Read More
Friday morning, Austin City Council upheld a decision to revoke a $3.8 million incentive deal with Indiana-based developer White Lodging. Labor groups say the c...Read More
In 2011, Austin-based Workers Defense Project successfully lobbied for the wage theft code amendment, authored by Senator Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso), that made ...Read More
The Workers Defense Project held its Day of the Fallen march on Feb. 27 to commemorate Texas construction workers who have been killed on the job....Read More
The Austin-based nonprofit organization, Workers Defense Project, says workers’ rights need to be part of the conversation as legislators in Washington, D.C. ...Read More
Developer Behind Downtown Marriott Violates City Contract, Fails to Pay Workers Living Wage
In recent years, Austin has become a generous incentive-giver to corporations – but not all companies keep up their end of the deal. On Wednesday the labor ad...Read More
Workers Defense Project honors local officials for pushing living wage floor for laborers working on projects that receive financial incentives....Read More