What's Happening

  • Workers Defense Statement on DACA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    September 5, 2017

    Contact: Sam Robles

    sam@workersdefense.org

    (956)407-0661

    WORKERS DEFENSE STATEMENT ON DACA

     

    VIDEO: This should be a moment of moral clarity

     

    More than 800,000 young immigrants are protected by DACA

     

    Texas economy would lose $6.1 billion annually with removal of 120,000 DACA recipients

    AUSTIN, TX – The following statement was released by Jose P. Garza, executive director of the Workers Defense Project in response to today’s decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

     

    “DACA has made our state and our workforce stronger. The destruction of DACA will hurt our state’s economy and Texas

  • Work Strong Austin Launches Earned Paid Sick Campaign

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

    Contact: Sam Robles

    sam@workersdefense.org

    (956)407-0661

    Work Strong Austin Launches Earned Paid Sick Campaign

    Advocates and Business Owners to ask City Council to pass Earned Paid Sick Days

    City-wide campaign to benefit one out three Austin workers

    9/28: City Council to consider resolution for stakeholder process

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    AUSTIN, TX – Today, Work Strong Austin, a coalition of working families and community groups, along with small businesses,  labor organizations, human services agencies, and elected officials announced the launch of a city-wide campaign for earned paid sick days. Approximately 223,000 Austin worker, 37% of the total

  • America Ferrera joins Workers Defense Project and Voto Latino to release SB 4 video

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    September 1, 2017

    Contact: Sam Robles

    sam@workersdefense.org

    (956)407-0661

     

    America Ferrera joins Workers Defense Project and Voto Latino to release SB 4 video

    VIDEO release in response to SB 4 preliminary injunction

    SB 4 will NOT go into effect 9/1

     

    AUSTIN, TX – Today, in response to the preliminary injunction America Ferrera lent her voice to an explainer video created by Workers Defense Project and Voto Latino to shed light on work that still needs to be done to push back against SB 4.

     

    “Yesterday’s decision was possible because an organic movement of immigrant workers