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Rare Wins for Workers' Rights at the Texas Lege
Cities win against local preemption bills

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Human Rights Are Indivisible
International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.
"...Austin's celebration last week of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was small but earnest. A determined..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Human Rights? Not at Work
A conference in Austin ponders the odd notion that workers are human beings with rights
"...The former Michigan congressman was in Austin as the Workers' Rights Are Human Rights Tour, gathering at University Presbyterian..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Local Workers Strike for $15
Fast food employees take part in an "unfair labor practice" strike
"...for higher wages as part of a larger civil rights movement; the Facebook event page for the Austin strike..."

Nov. 10, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

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.
"...efforts to go after employers who try to steal workers' labor...."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Hightower Report: Corporate Weasels Try to Escape Paying for Workers' Injuries
Who needs workers' comp? Not big business.
"...of ARAWC – the Associ­a­tion for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation. Mother Jones magazine reports that this is a..."

April 24, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Workers Defense and Jolt Founder Announces Candidacy for Senate
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez joins Dem primary field
"...our global transition towards a green future"; defending the rights of immigrant families and workers; and ensuring "that every..."

Aug. 12, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Workers Defense Project Director Opens District Attorney Campaign
José Garza to challenge Margaret Moore
"...crisis rather than a criminal issue, and defend immigrants' rights...."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers
New law and money woes prompt Cap Metro changes
"...agency's employ (which would mean giving up collective bargaining rights) or contract out all the labor to truly private..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

WDP, Labor Department Form Partnership for Workers
New alliance aims to improve working conditions in Texas
"...identify companies needing investigation and train workers about employment rights and their potential recourse with the DOL and OSHA...."

July 30, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

A Secure Platform for the Rights of Airport Workers
With a new concessions contract looming, airport workers introduce a platform for employee rights
"...issues. One Mary­land concessions worker, Brenda Smith, filed a workers' compensation claim with Delaware North after she slipped on..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Austin City Council Wants to Help Workers Put Their Health First
Sick? Stay home.

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Hightower Report: Scurrilous Corporate Thieves Are Stealing Workers' Comp
No honor among these thieves
"...and Safeway. Their goal is to gut our nation's workers' compensation program, freeing corporate giants to injure or even..."

April 17, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Travis County Needs Election Workers
Go to the Elections Open House if you're interested.
"...with Texas Law and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. Earlier this year, DeBeauvoir established an advisory committee..."

Oct. 1, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Qmmunity: The Fight for Queers’ Title VII Rights in SCOTUS’ hands
Plus GayCL returns and local stylists host benefit for Cheer Ups’ Maggie Lea
"...life-altering decision for us queermos: Does the 1964 Civil Rights Act extend employment protections to the LGBTQmmunity under "sex"?..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Out of Work and Stretched Thin, Hospitality Workers Share What Resources They Can
In a national day of action, Austin's Restaurant Organizing Project and other activist groups highlight the service industry's unique plight
"...and UNITE HERE! Local 23, a national hospitality worker rights group and union, connected with the local Restaurant Organizing..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by David Evan Rodriguez

Workers Defense Project
"...The Workers Defense Project, an immigrant-rights group in Austin, is hoping to ignite a grassroots..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Midland Tangles With a Rare Bird Republicans Fowl Property Rights
"...over the past 25 years. Whereas in most property rights cases, landowners are fighting government for the right to..."

June 23, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Texas Secretary of State Gets Schooled on Voting Rights
Meanwhile, a hefty TV ad targets voter suppression bill
"...participated, with much apparent satisfaction, in a first-ever voting rights history tour in Alabama to "reflect upon the struggles,..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...of itself, is a violation of residents' Fourth Amendment rights to proper search and seizure...."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

Local Civil Rights Hero Overton Dies
Activist helped desegregate Austin's schools
"...for the most part, reluctant stakeholders in the civil rights struggle, but the experience proved invaluable in the long..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

TCRP Hands TYC Mom Civil Rights Nod
Texas Civil Rights Project awards abuse-case whistle-blower.
"...the recipient of this year’s Henry B. Gonzalez Human Rights Award. Given by the Texas Civil Rights Project, it..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Workers of the World, United in Time
UT Lecturer Anne Lewis on her new doc, A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)
"...that the whole thing got started with the civil rights struggle, and those folks were hard to find." That..."

May 4, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The American Dream Deferred: SCOTUS Stalemates on Immigrant Rights
United States v. Texas
"...After yielding to pressure from immigrant rights activists in 2014, President Barack Obama issued an executive..."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Workers Tell Council: 'It's Our Turn'
AFSCME reps want raise, official recognition, and broader definition of 'public safety'
"...told the council that the union's proposal for consultation rights doesn't violate Texas' anti-labor laws prohibiting collective bargaining for..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law
Immigrant Worker's Rights
"...answer to questions received by her office regarding immigrant workers' rights. – Luke Ellis..."

June 27, 2008 Column by Edna Yang

NLRB Settlement ... Cap Metro Politics
Union President Wyatt says it's a vindication of workers' rights
"...no further illegal actions and informing workers of their rights to organize. In a press release, Wyatt thanked the..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Community Organizer Heidi Sloan Announces Candidacy for TX-25
Joins Dem primary race in Austin-to-Fort Worth district
"...for “Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, workers’ rights, and safety & liberation for marginalized people.”..."

Aug. 13, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Fighting for Justicia
Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor
"...intimidated her, and she wanted to learn about her rights. After about a year, she joined the board of..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Time for a Change
A look back at Cristina Tzintzún's time fighting for immigrant rights
"...began as a volunteer project educating workers about their rights and helping them navigate recovering unpaid wages. Tzintzún says..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

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