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, …
MLK’s dream starts at home
“In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr joined with black sanitation workers in Memphis to fight for fair treatment on the job. These men worked hard to keep their city clean and safe, yet they did so under inhumane conditions. Many were paid so little for their work that they resorted to food stamps to feed their families. By standing with Memphis sanitation workers and calling on the city to treat these black workers with dignity and respect, MLK taught us that racial and economic justice are intrinsically linked. That lesson inspires me today, because 47 years later, the fight isn’t …
Are you interested in joining our team to win for working families in Texas? Apply to one of our jobs today! As we expand our Employment and Legal Services program to offer immigration services to tens of thousands of immigrant families, we need lots of new staff. We are looking for lawyers, organizers, and those passionate about social justice. Send in your application today!