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Beside the Point: Your Job or Your Life
It's time for workers to have better choices
"...are minimal. In addition to the unsafe conditions, Texas workers are paid low wages, denied overtime, and paid under..."

July 17, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

The Green Deal: Highs and Lows
Council goes all the way with Trammell Crow
" Trammell Crow, large contractors, and (surprise, surprise) the Workers Defense Project and low-income housing advocates...."

May 25, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

White Egret Farm: Waiting on a Thanksgiving Turkey
Is a local organic farm stiffing its workers?
"...seem to be earning a reputation for stiffing their workers out of wages owed, in a pattern apparently stretching..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk
"...make sure our processes are conducted safely." [inset-1-right] Helping Workers Survive..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...causes. But as a youthful founder of both the Workers Defense Project and Jolt Action, Tzintzún Ramirez has demonstrated..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Notes on Kamp: Theory and Practice
Labor protections are worthless if not enforced
"...Dec. 1, should be a boon to millions of workers. The law, which changes the minimum salary level at..."

May 27, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

From Low Wage to No Wage
Two class action lawsuits target wage theft
"...of two wage-theft lawsuits on behalf of 20 low-wage workers. According to a release issued by the center, the..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...budget for the next fiscal year. – Wells Dunbar Workers Defense Project Accepting Donations..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
"...Judge Mike Denton, Assistant County Attorney Laurie Eiserloh, and defense attorney Dominic Selvera. Garza's long-anticipated announcement was instantly greeted..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Year After Austin's Passage of the Freedom Cities Policies, Activists Urge APD to Do Better
Organizations applaud headway made, but say there's more work to be done
"...Policies, an effort led by groups including Grassroots Leadership, Workers Defense Project, United We Dream Texas, and the Immigrant..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Help on the Way in Fight for Sick Pay
Workers Defense Project intervenes against anti-ordinance effort
"...Italian restaurant L’oca d’oro, a local electrician, and the Workers Defense Project have joined the city in its legal..."

May 15, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Extends Living Wage
$13.03 floor now applies to more workers on city-funded projects
" were covered by the decision, subcontractors on city-funded projects were still able to pay their employees less than..."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

Immigrants' Future Uncertain
With Obama's executive actions halted for now, undocumented Texans are unsure of their fate
"...supporters of immigration reform – some advocates of undocumented workers, others immigrants and their children – descended on state..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...Team, a stakeholder in the planning process, and the Workers Defense Project, which endorsed it based on the collaborative's..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]
As May money season opens, candidates blossom
"...Susana Almanza Occupation: co-director, People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER) Experience: civic and..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: 'A Decent Wage'
Pay Requirement may be inked into city incentive deals
"...proposal would require companies to pay employees and construction workers a minimum wage of $11 an hour, with construction..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Column

Victories for Living Wages
Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor
"...$11/hour wage floor for program participants and the construction workers who build their facilities. That afternoon, a subcommittee of..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

A Pay Day From Perry
Perry signs law targeting wage theft
"...employers who fail to provide even partial payment to workers. Nonpayment of wages is a problem in Texas. According..."

June 10, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...21 Rio Workers Seek Back Pay..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature

Two Snapshots, One Problem
Hispanics won battles this week that they shouldn't have had to fight
" contrast. It shows a demonstration sponsored by the Workers Defense Project on behalf of 11 construction workers who..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
" pay for upgrading urban parks that benefit their projects. In Phoenix she managed about 1,100 employees on an..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature

New Life for Plaza Saltillo
City to reshape old rail yard into transit hub
"...Com­mun­ities and Guadalupe Neighborhood Devel­op­ment Corporation to lead the project's affordable housing efforts. The proposal carries the endorsements of..."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

"...related to the June 10 accident that killed three workers on the 21 Rio construction site; workers on the..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature

Res Publica
"...WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT PROTEST Help WDP convince Cobalt Co. to..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature

"...of Two Propositions" (News, Oct. 15), we incorrectly stated Workers Defense Project endorsed Proposition A. Workers Defense Action Fund..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column

Julián Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020
The path toward turning the state blue
"...are there to represent: local advocates and activists from Workers Defense Project, Austin Justice Coa­lition, Planned Parenthood, and elsewhere...."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

10-1, Take Two
Five City Council incumbents up for re-election this November
" issues, and he's been a steadfast advocate of workers' rights – in keeping with his previous experience as..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

A Pilgrimage for Immigrants
Advocates for immigration reform plan a 35-mile pilgrimage from T. Don Hutto Residential Center to the Governor's Mansion
"...most ambitious demonstration to date calling for immigration reform, Workers Defense Project is poised this week to launch a..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

All This and Zoning Too
Marathon City Council meeting zones through lengthy agenda
"...Cristina Tzintzún for her decade of stewardship of the Workers Defense Project and the organization’s support and defense of..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Anti-Immigration Lawsuit on Shaky Ground
Anti-immigrant lawyers file Brownsville lawsuit against Obama order
"...Azarmehr. Amelia Ruiz Fischer of the Texas Civil Rights Project is similarly underwhelmed: "This is political posturing and legally..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

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