What's Happening

  • Transitions: WDP Executive Director to Step Down

    In my job as Executive Director, I have had to make many important decisions-  some that kept me up at night and some that I knew had the potential to impact thousands of workers, but no decision has been harder to make than my decision to leave Workers Defense Project at the end of this year.

    Knowing how far WDP has come in just 10 short years and how strong WDP is today lets me know that it’s now time for me to step down as Executive Director and leave the next incredible phase of growth and possibility for change …

  • Congrats to WDP’s Bethany Boggess!

    Congratulations to Worker Defense Project researcher Bethany Boggess on winning the Health and Safety Innovation Award from the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health!…

  • Winning at the Capitol

    Texas can be a difficult place to win for workers. But Workers Defense Project has found a model for success because we use creative organizing tactics. We have already won two statewide bills to make the construction industry safer and more sustainable. This legislative session we will be at the Capitol every day advocating for working families. Here are just a few of our priorities for 2015:

    Safety: Nearly 40% of Texas construction workers report not receiving rest breaks on the job. Without the chance to sit in the shade and drink water, workers risk suffering heat exhaustion, heat stroke, …