What's Happening

  • Seeking Workers’ Rights Advocates!

    Workers Defense Project is looking for volunteers & interns to assist in our Employment and Legal Services Department! You can support local low-wage workers, who have experienced wage theft and other abuses on the job, at WDPs weekly Tuesday night worker meeting, by collecting information and assisting in completion of paperwork required to file a claim.

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    Volunteers will gain experience in legal and nonprofit fields. Class credit opportunities available.

    Must attend an initial three (3)-hour training, and two (2) Tuesday night juntas/month. Fluency in Spanish is required.

    To RSVP or for more information, please email Maura at maura@workersdefense.org or at

  • Call Dallas City Council!

    Ask Dallas City Council to Support Litigation against SB 4 and to stand with Texas Families!


    Hi my name is ____________ I am a constituent of district ____. I’m calling to urge council member ________ to vote in support of litigation against the state for the law that the Governor signed on May 7th, SB4, putting more burden on our police officers in Dallas and across the state. Our police force is already understaffed and asking them to act as immigration agents would add to their already stressful job. My council member needs to vote to start the litigation …

  • White House Worker Summit

    On September 15th, The White House and U.S. Department of Labor held the final and only southern Worker Voice Summit in the offices of Workers Defense Project.

    #StartTheConvo: Austin Edition

    By on September 22, 2016

    In October 2015, the White House convened the first Worker Voice Summit to start a conversation about the relationship between worker voice and a thriving middle class. At the end of the day, President Obama challenged us to keep the conversation going across the country to highlight the innovative ways middle-class Americans are sharing in the broad-based economic growth that they’re helping to …