• Staff Attorney

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: HOUSTON STAFF ATTORNEY (HOUSTON, TX)

     

    Workers Defense Project is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to join our team in Houston, Texas.

    The ideal candidate will be English-Spanish bilingual (required), and will be a self-starter who is enthusiastic about providing quality legal services in a non-traditional setting. They will have experience working directly with clients and will have strong communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to build and maintain important relationships with WDP members, volunteers, staff, and community partners. Finally, they will be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization and eager to support WDP’... read more

  • Internship: Workers Rights Legal Intern

    Internship Announcement:

    WORKERS RIGHTS LEGAL INTERN (SUMMER 2018) – WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT

    AUSTIN, TX AND DALLAS, TX

     

    About Workers Defense Project: Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide membership-based workers rights organization that builds power for construction workers in Texas. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers. One of the most established worker centers in the South, WDP is a national leader in the movement of worker centers fighting for fair conditions for working people. WDP has won numerous awards and accolades for its cutting edge organizing work in one of the toughe... read more

  • Dallas Legal Manager/Organizer

    Employment Opportunity: Legal Manager/Organizer (Dallas, TX)

    Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to support the service provision and and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program in Dallas, TX.

    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Legal Manager/Organizer should have strong communication skills that allow them to relate well with others – including those with adverse interests – in both English and Spanish. Finally, strong candidates should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-driven... read more

  • WDP Featured in Rolling Stone

    Community gather in front of mural on the wall outside the Workers Defense Project, where they meet... read more
  • North Texas Immigration Coalition Speaks Out on the Administration’s Announcements on DACA

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

    Contacts: Daniel Barrera, TOP, dbarrera@organizetexas.org,

    Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

    For Immediate Release

    June 27, 2017

    Contact: Sam Robles, sam@workersdefense.org

     

     

    Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

    A recording of today’s event is available here

     

    San Antonio – Today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s court hearing regarding whether or not a federal judge should block Texas’ “show me your papers” SB... read more

  • Hundreds rally at Texas Capitol to fight back against SB 4, Lawmakers threaten to call ICE on protesters

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    May 29, 2017

    Contact: Sam Robles

    sam@workersdefense.org

    (956)407-0661

     

     

     

    Hundreds rally at Texas Capitol to fight back against SB 4, Lawmakers threaten to call ICE on protesters

     

    Immigrant families spark national attention to SB 4 fight in Texas

     

    Austin Legal Manager

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

    Legal Manager (Austin, TX)

    Workers Defense Project (“WDP”)  is seeking a full-time Legal Manager/Organizer to support the service provision, advocacy, and organizing conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program in Austin, TX.

    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Legal Manager should have strong communication skills that allow them to relate well with others – including those with adverse interests – in both English and Spanish. Finally, strong candidates should b... read more

  • Development Intern

    SUMMER DEVELOPMENT INTERN

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled – apply early!

     

    Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.

     

    WDP is looking for a development intern to help raise money for the organization. The intern will be working with various members of the development team of Workers Defense Project to ensure WDP is meeting its fundraising goals.  The development team is primarily responsible for fundraising for the organization through special events, individual donor cultivation, ... read more

  • Legal Services Coordinator

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    Job Posting | Legal Services Coordinator

    About Grassroots Leadership:

    Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.

     

    We believe that no one should be detai... read more