A different kind of Texas-style justice: Two nights at Austin’s Workers Defense Project

In a small room off to the side that doubles as the kids’ room, the Workplace Justice Committee is meeting. The walls are covered in inspirational labor rights posters; the shelves are stuffed with children’s art supplies, books and games. A project staffer is encouraging committee members to become certified in OSHA safety standards so that they can educate workers in the field on their rights, document unsafe conditions and recruit other workers to participate in the project’s OSHA safety classes.

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