2012

Workers Defense Project

In the news in 2012…

The Pump Handle
December 14th, 2012
Construction workers in central Texas successfully tie living wages to big business tax breaks

Observer
December 12th, 2012
Workers’ Group Honors Austin-Area Officials for Supporting Living Wage

KVUE
December 11th, 2012
A celebration of a change in tax incentives in Travis County

¡Ahora Si!
December 3rd, 2012
Condado de Travis requerirá salario minímo de $11 la hora para futuros estímulos fiscales; Ayuntamiento sopesa requisito similar

The Austin Chronicle
November 30th, 2012
Victories for Living Wages

YNN
November 28th, 2012
Living Wage at heart of overhaul to city incentive program

KUT
November 28th, 2012
Updates to Economic Incentives Proposed

Fox 7
November 28th, 2012
City To Discuss incentive Program Changes

Austin American Statesman
November 28th, 2012
Travis County to require $11 hourly wage for all incentive deals; Austin weighs similar requests

Univision
November 28th, 2012
Piden $11 por hora como mínimo

Univision
November 28th, 2012
Piden $11 por hora como mínimo

Univision
November 28th, 2012
Trabajos en Austin: gente se cansa de trabajar gratis

YNN
October 3rd, 2012
HID Global still not committed to Austin

Austin American Statesman
October 2nd, 2012
Travis County Approves $745,000 incentive for HID Global

Daily Texan
September 27th, 2012
Make UT – Sweatshop free Coalition fights for fair conditions for UT apparel producers or USAS and WDP fight for fair labor conditions

Ahora Si
October 1st, 2012
Y sólo está empezando…

YNN
September 28th, 2012
Austin approves incentive dollars for HID Global

Impact News
September 28th, 2012
Austin City Council approves economic incentive deal with HID Global

KEYE TV
September 26th, 2012
Austin Labor Group Leery of Business Incentives

Austin Chronicle
September 21st, 2012
Fighting for Justicia

Community Impact Newspaper
September 13th, 2012
Austin City Council weighs economic incentive deal for HID Global, supports living wages for construction workers.

YNN
September 12th, 2012
Worker advocacy groups flood city incentives meeting

Austin Business Journal
September 13th, 2012
Disadvantaged workers lead discussion at HID presentation

Huffington Post
September 11th, 2012
Trabajadores latinos más seguros gracias a la labor de centros de trabajadores

Univision
September 5th, 2012
Quieren proteger más a trabajadores

Dallas Morning News
September 4th, 2012
Workers Defense Project opens Dallas office to help low-wage workers

ScienceBlogs
August 21st, 2012
A different kind of Texas-style justice: Two nights at Austin’s Workers Defense Project

Austin Indymedia
July 11th, 2012
Vigil to honor fallen construction worker in Austin

Construction Citizen
July 11th, 2012
WDP Holds Vigil for Deceased Construction Worker

KUT News
July 10th, 2012
Workers Defense Project Holding Vigil for Construction Worker

Ahora Si
July 9th, 2012
Vigilia en honor a José Wilfredo Laínez

YNN
August 2nd, 2012
Vigil Held For Fallen Construction Worker

Statesman
July 23rd, 2012
Volunteers take passion for equity and turn initiative into successful model for immigrant rights

Univision
Trabajadores se quejan por falta de descanso en futura sede de la F1

Statesman
June 26th, 2012
OSHA investigating Formula One contractor after labor complaints

KXAN
June 26th, 2012
OSHA investigating track site complaint

YNN
June 26th, 2012
OSHA investigates work conditions at F1 site

KVUE
June 25th, 2012
OSHA Investigating lack of breaks, water complaints for racetrack subcontractor

KXAN
June 20th, 2012
3 injured in construction site fall

KVUE
June 20th, 2012
Three injured in fall at Austin construction site

Daily Texan
June 21st, 2012
Three workers injured after fall at West Campus construction site

YNN
June 20th, 2012
Construction accident sends 3 workers to hospital

KVUE
June 20th, 2012
Three construction workers injured in fall

Science Blogs
June 18th, 2012
Austin project successfully integrating workers’ rights

Austin Chronicle
June 1st, 2012
Deal struck for workers on downtown development

Left Labor Reporter
May 25th, 2012
Austin construction workers win important city council vote on downtown project

KXAN (Television)
May 25th, 2012
Workers Defense Project to protect labor

Austin American-Statesman
May 25th, 2012
City OKs sale of prime downtown lot to developer

Austin Chronicle
May 25th, 2012
Unshakable presence of the Workers Defense Project

Impact News
May 25th, 2012
Council approves sale of former Green Water Treatment Plant site

YNN (Austin Local News)
May 18th, 2012
Workers go without pay on federal courthouse construction

KVUE (Austin ABC Local)
April 5th, 2012
Austin City Council postpones development to protect workers

YNN (Austin Local News)
April 5th, 2012
Council postpones vote on sale of Green Water plant

Austin Business Journal
April 5th, 2012
City postpones development to create safer jobs for workers

KUT (Austin NPR)
April 5th, 2012
City Council Update: Worker Safety on Project Green

Austin American-Statesman
April 5th, 2012
Vote on Green redevelopment delayed

KXAN (NBC Austin)
March 23rd, 2012
Worker Safety deal slated for Apple

Impact News
March 30th, 2012
City Council nod paves way for Apple Inc. expansion, worker safety deal needed

KUT (Austin NPR)
March 23rd, 2012
Council approves Apple Incentives Deal with worker protections

Austin Chronicle
March 25th, 2012
Render unto Apple, with worker safety deal

Univision (Television)
April 2012
Proyecto de Defensa Laboral de Austin

KVUE (Television)

April 5, 2012
Austin City Council postpones action on development plan

US Department of Labor (Website)
March 2012
Austin Area Office Alliance with Workers Defense Project Supports Spanish-Speaking Construction Workers

UT School of Journalism (Website)
March 22, 2012
Building a safer state: Texas construction workers face most unsafe conditions in the nation

KXAN (Television)
March 22, 2012
City Council approves Apple incentives