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More Bacon for Construction Workers on AISD Projects
Wage measure splits board
"...Laborers working on Austin Independent School District construction projects should see a boost in their pay packets...."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites
"...Construction around Austin has resumed following an executive order issued..."

April 3, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Workers Protest Gables
Claim developer isn't holding subcontractors accountable
"...Tomorrow evening at 8pm, Nov. 19, construction workers and other supporters of labor standards will gather..."

Nov. 18, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Workers Fight Unpaid Holiday (Inn)
Construction workers stiffed on pay – and wait for restitution
"...On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4, Workers Defense Project, which advocates for area low-wage workers, led..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

KB Home Workers Await Payday
Months after completing work on houses for KB Home, seven construction workers still haven't seen their paychecks
"...Last April, seven construction workers were hired to work on several homes owned..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Diana Welch

Council Recap: Strategies for Keeping Austin Workers Safe
City Council tackles reopenings, relief funds, and more
"...staff to create a plan to help keep Austin workers safe as businesses across Texas begin to reopen despite..."

May 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Workers Protest Gables
WDP wants developer to ensure its subs pay fair wages
"...Last night, Nov. 19, construction workers and other supporters of labor standards gathered in..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Workers Prevail on Wages at ABIA Hyatt
Six ABIA Hyatt Place Hotel subcontractors stiffed workers out of nearly $240,000
"...by the electricians' IBEW Union Local 520, dozens of workers who helped build the new ABIA Hyatt Place Hotel..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Rare Wins for Workers' Rights at the Texas Lege
Cities win against local preemption bills
"...or mandatory scheduling requirements, which guarantee 10-minute breaks for construction workers for every four hours on the job. The..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

High Road Construction Ahead
Thomas Pallotta and Delta-9
"...as "a gritty, darkly funny buddy picture" about two construction workers named Jerry and Hank who "push each other..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Screens Feature by Russell Smith

WDP, Labor Department Form Partnership for Workers
New alliance aims to improve working conditions in Texas
"...On July 15, the Workers Defense Project and the U.S. Depart­ment of Labor announced..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Setting the Record Straight on Construction Project
"...April 24 issue of the protest organized by the Workers Defense Project at the Cobra Studios under construction in..."

May 12, 2009 Postmarks

Construction Worker’s Death Headed to Court?
Site details indicate "very serious blunders"
"...out about the death of her husband on a construction site last summer, the companies she claims are responsible..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Jack Craver

The Theft of Wages Is Sin: Fighting for Migrant Workers
Advocates for migrant workers and local law enforcement team up to get deadbeat employers to pay up.
"...Employers who hire migrant workers and refuse to pay them increasingly face criminal charges..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Home-Grown Workers
Is Austin's Job Boom Trickling Down to the People?
"...city began attaching stipulations for hiring under-employed and minority workers to the agreements. Nevertheless, the city continues to abate..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Appreciate Workers Who Built City Hall
"...we would like to recognize the contributions of the workers and laborers – including but not limited to the..."

Nov. 23, 2004 Postmarks

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites

April 10, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Then There's This: Labor Reps Target Marriott
Construction workers say they're getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project
"...by labor leaders follow complaints in January from electrical workers that the developer wasn't honoring its end of the..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Switch
"...peers, sexual advances from his boss, lewd remarks from construction workers, and so on. It's supposed to be an..."

May 17, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fighting for Justicia
Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor
"...Maria Duque first approached the Workers Defense Project in 2007. She hoped to recover her..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Building Austin
As the city grows, is it being cavalier about the well-being of the laborers who are assembling Austin's new face?
"...It's been two months since construction worker Ramiro Loa fell to his death while working..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Point Austin: They Died in Your City
Austin is built by workers subject to institutionalized injustice
"...too timeless a tale. Guthrie was writing about migrant farmworkers subject to casual exploitation as laborers and arbitrary deportation..."

June 19, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas
Construction industry in need of legislative remodel
"...Construction is big business in Texas. But it's also a..."

Feb. 2, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: When a House Is Not a Home
Workers and homeowners seek justice from home builders
"...Union of North America as well as the Austin-based Workers Defense Project – were hoping to demand that Centex..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Eastside Developer Promises $15/Hour Wage Floor, and More
Developer joins with Workers Defense to offer labor guarantees, but the neighborhood still has qualms about a new hotel
"...of a planned Eastside hotel have signed on to Workers Defense Proj­ect's Better Builder Program, ensuring a wide range..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

“Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work” at grayDUCK Gallery
The show’s images of construction work and fatherhood challenge expectations of masculinity, domesticity, immigrant work, and art
"...series, each colorful subversions of expectations of work and workers – men's work, manual labor – on their own..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Point Austin: Prevailing Winds
AISD says it can't afford bond-project benefits, but local workers beg to differ
"...ISD administration says it wants to make certain that construction workers on district projects are paid prevailing market wages,..."

May 6, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Council: New Matrix for Economic Incentives
Adds wage standards to construction & development agreements
"...living wage floor (currently $11/hour) and prevailing wages for construction workers on all incentive-based projects – that is, when..."

Oct. 28, 2013 News Post by Michael King

SXSW Film Review: Building the American Dream
The true human cost of construction in Texas
"...that, forcing us to turn our attention toward the construction workers who have literally built the skyline and paid..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Katarina Brown

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

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