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White Lodging Sues City Over Fees
Hotel developer seeks injunction against city for canceling agreement
"...for White Lodging to pay prevailing wages to construction workers. White Lodging agreed, although the lawsuit now states the..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council: What's Your Incentive?
HID Global is getting some economic incentives, but expect the policy on that to change soon
"...council members (encouraged by public testimony and in particular Workers Defense Project activists) pressed company reps on paying prevailing..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

The Weight of 20 Tons
What went wrong to kill Bahman Kaman?
"...Lane (near East River­side) fell from the apartment complex workers are building, crushing his body...."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...recently that the foster care system needs substantially more caseworkers – hiring those people will cost the state real..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Council Preview: Wildhorses, Salamanders, Elephants
Only 51 items on today's agenda – but plenty of potential land mines
"...one on garage/carport code exemptions, a proposed affordable housing project in District 3, compatibility waivers on South Congress, and..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Labor Group Seeks to Depose White Lodging
Downtown Marriott developer accused of breaking incentive agreement
"...The ongoing scrum between the Workers Defense Project and White Lodging – the firm behind..."

May 10, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Top 10 Local Stories
WTP4, IDEA, Leslie, and more
"...7) Workers Rising The Workers Defense Project celebrated its 10th year..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by the News Staff

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 7-14
"...OPEN HOUSE: MOPAC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Share your thoughts on upcoming changes along the MoPac..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 4-11
"...Volunteer to improve local trails! Choose from 14 different projects at www.austinparks.org/trailsday.html...."

June 5, 2009 News Feature

To Build a Courthouse
Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired
"...the Commis­sioners Court attempted to move forward with the project, disagreements over the cost, the location, the scale, etc.,..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

More Agenda, More Council
This week brings 99 items – and a host of potential candidates
"...has objected to a developer's plans for a mixed-use project anchored by a boutique hotel). There are a few..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Bill of the Week
Building a Better Texas
"...According to the new study – a yearlong project by the Workers Defense Project and faculty from the..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Jordan Smith

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas
Construction industry in need of legislative remodel
"...According to the new study – a yearlong project by the Workers Defense Project and faculty from the..."

Feb. 2, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sheriff's Office Draws Heat for Helping ICE
County's willingness to oblige feds prompts backlash
"...Austin-area defense lawyers are bracing for a spike in immigration cases,..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Fragmented Senate Contest Becomes a Fight Between Royce West and MJ Hegar
Winner will challenge long-term GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn
"...Tzintzún Ramirez, a founder of both the Workers Defense Project and the Latinx organizing group Jolt, said..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Wages Legal Battle Against SB 4 in Court
Austin filing argues SB 4 violates U.S. Constitution
"...city of San Antonio, represented by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Workers Defense Project, and..."

June 2, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration
Obama order to extend relief to undocumented immigrants blocked
"...constant basis,” Jose P. Garza, executive director of the Workers Defense Project, tells the Chronicle...."

June 23, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council: Plenty of Work, and Campaigns
November elections are coming soon
"...Energy (committee of the whole). On the annual budget project, Council has been hearing staff presentations on the city's..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Money for (Almost) Nothing
Texans may not be getting their money's worth from economic incentive programs
"...On Wednesday, Workers Defense Proj­ect released a study taking a close look..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Civics 101
"...discuss the future of Austin community radio. 11am-2pm. Work­ers Defense Project, 5604 Manor Rd. Free. www.facebook.com/austinairwaves...."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Column

Council Goes Back to Work
White Lodging, Taco PUD, and more
"...limited to: a height controversy over a proposed condo project, a wage dispute between construction workers and a hotel..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Civics 101
"...former New York Times reporter covers prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate defense, and the inequalities of the death penalty. 7pm. 5604..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature

Civics 101
"...BASTROP EMPTY BOWL PROJECT Pick out a bowl (handcrafted by a local student)..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Oct. 8-15
"...THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER EPI­LOGUE This follow-up to the poignant..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, July 9-15
"...brutality will not be tolerated on our streets. 1:30pm. araprojects@gmail.com...."

July 10, 2009 News Feature

Point Austin: Watching the Races
Yes, it’s early – but Austin voters can start boning up now
"...the growing numbers filed for the Democratic nomination (see "Workers Defense and Jolt Founder Announces Candidacy for Senate," Aug...."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Then There's This: Council's Version of Sine Die
Packed agenda address affordability, wages, waivers, and more
"...attempt to settle a months-long wage dispute between construction workers and Downtown hotel developer White Lodging Services (Item 27)...."

June 28, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

City Council: NI deal approved
Incentives package, Hotel ZaZa, and looking into ridesharing . . .
"...or prevailing wage (whichever is higher), including for construction workers on the expansion project. Staff informed Council that NI..."

March 8, 2013 News Post by Michael King

The Common Law
Immigrant Worker's Rights
"...I've asked Edna Yang, general counsel with Political Asylum Project of Austin, to answer to questions received by her..."

June 27, 2008 Column by Edna Yang

City Hall Hustle: So How was Your Vacation?
Council comes home to the budget, the Sanders debate, and plenty more
"...from neighbors regarding the size and scope of the project. (See "'Shoddy' and 'Rushed,'" July 9.) "The Forest Ridge..."

July 30, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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