• 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

  • Research Coordinator

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

     

    RESEARCH COORDINATOR in Austin, TX

     

    The Research Coordinator will primarily oversee the organization’s strategic research on corporate campaign interests, and in addition will oversee research on working conditions in the construction industry, workforce trends, the economic impact of development policies, and data about the immigrant workforce. Research topics will support WDP’s strategic legislative and organizing campaigns to win better working conditions for its members and affect systemic change in favor of working Texans. The Research Coordinator will work with the Better Builder, Research, and Policy Program Director, whi... read more

  • Seeking Workers’ Rights Advocates

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    Workers Defense Project is looking for volunteers & interns to assist in our Employment and 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 c... read more

  • Austin Business Liaison

    JOB OPENING:  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

     

    BUSINESS LIAISON in Austin, TX

     

    Workers Defense Project (WDP) is seeking a full-time Business Liaison to strengthen and grow WDP’s Better Builder program, primarily by building and maintaining relationships and alliances with construction industry representatives, low-wage workers, and strategic allies in Austin.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of fostering coordination and cooperation among diverse groups. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload. This position is an excellent ... read more