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“It’s About Damn Time”
City Council passes first paid sick leave ordinance in the South
"...began, at about 7:30pm, with José Garza of the Workers Defense Project, telling Council: “Tonight you are on the..."

Feb. 19, 2018 News Post by Michael King

News Roundup: Delusions and Deluges
"Downtown doesn't exist just to entertain people of means."
"...Council, Central Labor Council, Austin Travis County EMS, and Workers Defense Project. The full list of individual and group..."

Oct. 26, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Labor: Good, Bad ... and Ugly
Pro-worker bills filed – anti-worker bills with better prospects
"...Workers will likely cheer SB 151-155, a quintet of bills..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Chronicle Endorsements
"...successful support for single-member districts, his effective advocacy for workers' rights, working conditions, and wages ... and even his..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature

Come One, Come All!
Here’s Your Early Tipsheet of the Folks Running for City Council
"...Susana Almanza, co-director of People Organized in the Defense of Earth and Her Resources, did not respond to..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar: May 27-June 3
"...Walter C. Long, founder of the Texas After Violence Project, discusses his organization's findings from interviewing people affected by..."

May 28, 2010 News Column

Happenings
March 20-27
"...NAFTA FROM BELOW: MAQUILADORA WORKERS SPEAK OUT Join Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras'..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature

News Roundup: Immigration, Coyotes, and Convictions
Cruz continues to cavil, Council protects coyotes, and more
"...president’s action was, on the whole, muted. Cristina Tzintzun, Workers Defense Project executive director, posted a statement that captured..."

Nov. 24, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
"...successful support for single-member districts, his effective advocacy for workers' rights, working conditions, and wages (the often ignored flip..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Then There's This: Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
More questions than answers in Green Water Treatment Plant deal
"...as when developers expected to break ground on the project. Things started to unravel after that. The Workers Defense..."

April 20, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 24-July 1
"...WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT NEEDS VOL­UN­TEERS Join the struggle to protect..."

June 25, 2010 News Column

Record Turnout in Run-Off Election Pushes Democratic Party Toward Change
State and local races show the blue getting bluer
"...lopsided defeat, incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore was unseated by Workers Defense Project Executive Director José Garza by more than..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
The votes are in!
"...that reflected both courthouse tensions between prosecutors and the defense bar and the county's general trend toward electing women..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Local and State Election Ticker
Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition
"...candidate Mike Siegel announced his endorsement by United Farm Workers hero (and UFW co-founder) Dolores Huerta, who is credited..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Sick Leave in Limbo
The waiting room
"...of flu within workplaces are about $1.5 million.) When workers aren't showing up sick to work, the community benefits,..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Jolt Aims to Energize the Latino Vote
Local activist nonprofit engages a growing demographic
"...small staff, comprised of two full-time and three part-time workers, with Cristina Tzintzún at the helm. Real Organizing..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: “A Liar and Hateful Man”
Matt Rinaldi calls ICE, threatens to shoot a colleague
"...allegations, but claimed the threat of violence came in "self-defense" after Dems vowed to "get" him in the parking..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4
City Council to vote on SB 4 lawsuit resolution Thursday
"...Members, Sheriff Sally Hernandez, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) merely because they voiced opposition..."

May 16, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Did the White House and ICE Collude?
Inquiring civil rights groups want to know
"...widespread immigration crackdown in Texas. The Texas Civil Rights Project, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Workers..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Very Early Returns: Calling All Council Candidates!
The mayoral and council election season has already started
"...Susana Almanza, co-director of People Organized in the Defense of Earth and Her Resources, did not respond to..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: Homeward Bound
After last year's loss, housing bond proponents ready for a win
"...to give something in return – higher wages for workers, including construction workers on new projects, as well as..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Civics 101
"...INTERNS Apply now for a summer internship with the Workers Defense Project. There's a wide range of openings for..."

Feb. 10, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Your civic agenda, Sept. 18-25
"...KB HOME PROTEST Join Workers Defense Project in demanding that KB Home pay its..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature

Then There's This: One Step Forward ...
Updates on Barton Springs, Gables Hotel, and amphitheatres
"...The rezoning of the proposed Gables Residential/Hotel ZaZa project at Fourth and Guadalupe passed last week on a..."

March 15, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Soccer Sites
Precourt unveils McKalla Plan
"...addressed by a PSV-funded community benefit. He said the project was "heading toward" that direction, but noted he had..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Daily Hustle: 6/24/10
Liveblogging City Council
"...3:37pm: Item 87, the Workers Defense Project resolution pulled by Spelman, is now up...."

June 24, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: About That D.A. Race ...
Point Austin dissents from the Chronicle Editorial Board’s view of the incumbent
"...fine person who has done good work with the Workers Defense Project, and attorney Erin Martinson has been a..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...and as a former board chair of the nonprofit Workers Defense Project, Vela has worked to protect workers' rights..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

HD 46: Ready for the Main Event
High stakes in Dukes' race
"...Cole and Jose "Chito" Vela, who served as the Workers Defense Project's board chair and as a city Planning..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Dawnna Dukes Indicted
State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office
"...step down. Last week, two declared candidates – former Workers Defense Project board president Chito Vela and former Austin..."

Jan. 18, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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