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Amid Coronavirus, Labor Advocates Call on State to End Attack on Paid Sick Leave
Abbott fails to account for millions who can’t just “work from home”
"...ongoing efforts to halt paid sick leave for Texas workers...."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Setting an Example
City increases its own base pay; will other employers follow suit?
"...become increasingly unaffordable for a large sector of its workers...."

Sept. 16, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

The Last Last Sunday?
Austin organizing project contemplating its future
"...the experiment and evaluate feedback. And we've concluded the project was a great success and a huge failure...."

June 22, 2007 News Feature by Robert Jensen

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council
Greg Casar present as Work Strong Austin outlines initial policy
"...ordinance that would guarantee paid sick leave for Austin workers...."

Sept. 5, 2017 News Post by Joseph Caterine

ICE Raid in Austin?
Federal immigration agency rumored to be in town for roundup
"...UPDATE (Feb. 10): Reports are coming in that ICE..."

Feb. 2, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Daily Hustle: 7/29/10 (Updated)
Council meets today
"...lengthy return agenda, and dozens of allies of the Workers Defense Project, there to congratulate council on inserting a..."

July 29, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Movement Mujeres Looks to Empower Young Women of Color
Project empowers young women of color
"...The project comes from a deeply personal place for both women,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council Preview: Marriott Pays Up
Thursday ends fee dispute, broods contact teams, and welcomes torment
"...over fee waivers granted its Congress Ave. Marriott hotel project – in return for a prevailing wage structure on..."

Sept. 29, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Time for a Change
A look back at Cristina Tzintzún's time fighting for immigrant rights
"...listening to speeches. It was the successful culmination of Workers Defense Project's latest action, a three-day pilgrimage from the..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants
"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."
"...half of the Texas construction workforce, according to a UT/Workers Defense Project report. [inset-1-right]..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Thin White Line
Wage fight involving White Lodging moves to Council
"...a 2011 agreement to pay prevailing wages to construction workers on the Marriott project. The agreement also stipulated that..."

Aug. 7, 2013 News Post by Amy Smith

City Cuts Fee Waivers to Marriott Builder; Labor Groups File Workplace Complaints
Labor rights groups stop playing nice
"...Marriott Hotel at Third and Congress should pay construction workers on the project, labor rights groups have stopped playing..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Plaza Saltillo Ground-breaking Set for Wednesday
After a long wait, the Eastside redevelopment finally kicks off
"...the option for the city to provide 10%.") The project will also have more than 200,000 square feet of..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Then There's This: White Lodging's Steal of a Deal
What part of 'prevailing wage ordinance' do you not understand?
" 13 carpenters working on the JW Marriott Hotel project at Second and Con­gress. The 13 were identified in..."

June 14, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Then There's This: Working Man of Green Gables
Condo developer targeted for claims of unpaid wages, unsafe conditions
"...and unpaid wages were the chief complaints aired by workers, several of whom spoke publicly for the first time...."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Then There's This: Save the Trees!
Groups aim to spare seven Downtown trees
"...The winners: Trammell Crow, contractors, and (surprise!) both the Workers Defense Project and low-income housing advocates – the latter..."

June 1, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Election Ticker: A Tale of Two Propositions
Prop A jostling amid record-breaking voting stats
"...rate election that would fund the "initial investment" of Project Connect. On Monday several local business owners, including Esther's..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Who's Afraid of Accountability?
Gables Residential not ready to "Build It Better" just yet
"...For years, Workers Defense Project has received complaints about unsafe working conditions..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Then There's This: Hotel Hypocrite
Developer wants to cancel wage agreement but keep incentives
"...Halt the city's investigation into wage complaints from construction workers building the J.W. Marriott Hotel on Congress Avenue...."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...Garza is currently the co-executive director of the Workers Defense Project, the workers' rights advocacy and activist group,..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Wage Vigilance
Local businessman under fire for owing money to employees of his former West Lake Hills restaurant
"...Justice Center, a self-described "non-profit organization that includes several projects supporting workplace justice for low and moderate-income working families"..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Still All About the Money?
WDP hopes Endeavor will agree to stronger worker safety terms
"...known in Austin for developing the Domain, among other projects. That decision came as a blow to neighborhood advocates,..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Marriott Incentives Deal Dies on Dais
Council takes no action on proposed revisions to prevailing wage ordinance
"...wage" when they told the developer behind the Marriott project, Indiana-based White Lodging Services Corp., that their construction workers..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The View From 21 Rio
Workers mourn and OSHA cites contractors in fatal accident
"...10 construction accident that claimed the lives of three ­workers in a scaffolding collapse. The now completed tower sports..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...cleanup was nearly complete. Eastside nonprofit People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources played a key role..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

Opposition to Social Security 'No Match' Letters Mounting
Activists take action against Department of Homeland Security plans to turn Social Security 'no match' letters into a vehicle for immigration enforcement
"...In Austin, the Workers Defense Project, one of several local groups making up..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...As low-wage workers will be among the hardest hit by COVID-19 workplace..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Working Overtime, but Not Getting Paid for It
Labor laws: Just because they exist, doesn't mean they're enforced
"...been working on was finished, and another group of workers was set to begin framing. Wanting to continue to..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Remembering an "Unknown Worker"
Construction workers demand "No more deaths"
"...Tuesday, July 14, Workers Defense Project held a vigil for 28-year-old Mexican national..."

July 17, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Building a Place to Build Community
Northeast center built on progressive foundation
"...range of progressive groups. The founding organizations include the Workers Defense Project (Proyecto Defensa Laboral), which supports the interests..."

May 7, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

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