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Republican Bill Would Nullify Austin Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
Cities could be sued over progressive employment laws
"...interests – one that mandates rest breaks for construction workers and another that delays when employers can conduct criminal..."

March 17, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Greg Casar Enters the National Spotlight, and Brings His Grassroots Coalition With Him
New year, new rep
"...background as a community organizer, as policy director at Workers Defense Project in Austin, that his past, current, and..."

Dec. 30, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Top Embarrassing Moments of Our Worst Residents
They live here, they give (us hell) here
"...has delivered on pretty much nothing despite the many projects it has agreed upon with cities around the U.S...."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature

Big, Contentious Austin Energy Rate Hike Finally Arrives at Council
Power for the people?
"...Barton Springs Road; and the time frame used to project future costs, which included several months at the peak..."

Nov. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Tesla Gigafactory to be Investigated for Labor Standards Violations
Workers Defense Project calls out wage theft, unsafe conditions

Nov. 18, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Tesla Gigafactory to be Investigated for Labor Standards Violations
Workers Defense Project calls out wage theft, unsafe conditions
"...On Tuesday, the Workers Defense Project filed two labor standards violation referrals to..."

Nov. 16, 2022 News Post by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: Public Land for Public Good, v.2
Has Austin lost its groove? A surprising answer.
"...Chito Vela's reluctance concerning provisions to ensure that construction projects on city-owned lands comply with the Better Builder Certification..."

Nov. 4, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Mayor’s Race Offers Clear Choices on How Austin Should Grow
Election marks a critical juncture on the way to Austin's future
"...within one-eighth of a mile of Imagine Austin and Project Connect transit corridors. (For their part, Watson and Israel..."

Oct. 14, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: How Los Verdes Helped Me Find a Community in the Sport I Love
Austin FC supporters group embodies "Y'all Means All" motto
"...then they released their fundraiser shirt for the Laundry Project. The group wasn't being performative; it was backing up..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Column by Harley Hightower

Election Ticker: They Ban, We Plan
Celia Israel and Kirk Watson answer urbanists, Israel lays out repro rights plan, and more
"...avoid opposition from protesting neighbors, with an eye on Project Connect transit corridors as prime locations for extensive development,..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Feature by the News Staff

Unions Bet on Mayoral Candidate Kirk Watson
Endorsements flow in, though his proposals may leave some Austinites wanting more
"...AFSCME Local 1624, which represents the city's civilian employees; Workers Defense Project, which advocates on behalf of construction workers..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Cine Las Americas Returns
A hemisphere of new films, plus SXSW fave What We Leave Behind
" the life of Moha, Valero, and Pep – workers in a small plumbing and electricity company in the..."

June 7, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin at Large: SXSW, in Four Dimensions
Reporter, presenter, attendee, local: An after-action report on confab’s comeback
"...who are pushing for a greater role in the Project Connect process. That's who Buttigieg wanted to hear from,..."

March 25, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Nearly a Dozen Contested Races on the Election Docket
Judging the judges
"...of domestic violence – except by some in the defense bar who appear in that court...."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
"...bumbling GOP colleagues daily while also leading toward better workers' rights and wages, and health care for all. TX-37:..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...his policy initiatives on Council. His vocal stances on workers' rights and paid sick leave, abortion access funding, criminal..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4
Special election decides who will complete Greg Casar's term at City Hall
"...• José "Chito" Vela, a immigration and criminal defense attorney, former planning commissioner, and 2018 candidate for the..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Local Nonprofit Accuses APD of Illegally Raiding Offices
Workers Defense Project decries “unnecessary” show of force
"...Workers Defense Project, the Austin-based nonprofit that fights against wage..."

Nov. 26, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
The week’s biggest news, in brief
"...Workers Defense Project reported Wednesday that it had filed a..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature

Council and Advocates Balk at New Municipal Court Security Force
Would a proposed a stand-alone City Marshal Office be unmarshaled?
"...way this proposal was brought to Council," Texas Fair Defense Project Deputy Director Jessica Johnson told the Chronicle, saying..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Concerns About Equity and Worker Safety Push Project Connect Negotiations Into Overtime
Council to pass the joint (powers agreement)
" and Cap Metro last year to oversee the Project Connect build-out – ended without adoption of a joint..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Tiki Tatsu-ya Raises the Bar to Islander Heaven
The Aikawa Brothers debut a worldclass venue of storied wonders
"...a Pearl Diver, his eyes are awash with the projections of polychrome light dancing on the intricately carved floor-to-ceiling..."

Oct. 4, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Opinion: Investing in Working-Class Communities Is Central to Our Public Safety
Travis County D.A. Jose Garza argues we must invest time and resources the root cause of crime – instability
"...and a half centuries – and now – American workers have contributed to the most vibrant and successful economy..."

Sept. 10, 2021 Column by José Garza

Travis County Allows Mystery (Samsung?) Project to Seek Tax Incentives
Say yes to the ... Silicon Silver?
" by county officials only as the "Silicon Silver Project." The intended recipient will be made public when and..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Ten Key Moments in a Year of Endless Texas Election Drama
Vote Early and Often
"...races for district and county attorney. In the former, Workers Defense Project leader José Garza resoundingly defeated incumbent D.A...."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...The oral history project is a small piece of Delgado's work as the..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin Freshmen Survive in Unflipped House as the County Sees a Dem Landslide
The blueberry abides (barely)
"...Goodwin enjoyed the endorsement of such influential groups as Workers Defense Action Fund, Sierra Club, and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas,..."

Nov. 6, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Election Ticker: Are We There Yet?
The latest – and last! – news from the campaign trail before Election Day
"...As for her own race, while Hegar projected her usual brio and applauded the state's bonkers turnout..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

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

Oct. 23, 2020 Column

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

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