2013

Workers Defense Project

In the news in 2013…

 

The Mercury, UT Dallas
November 23rd, 2013
Worker death fuels protest against unsafe work conditions close to UTD campus

Fox 7 Austin
November 23rd, 2013
Workers’ rights advocates protest firing of construction worker

KVUE, Austin
November 23rd, 2013
Construction workers protest firing of colleage

KEYE TV Austin
November 23rd, 2013
Injured Austin workers firing sparks protest

Texas Tribune
November 23rd, 2013
Injured workers firing sparks protest

Construction Citizen
November 15th, 2013
Alec Baldwin interviews WDP director: Construction industry needs immigration reform

Up Late with Alec, MSNBC
November 8th, 2013
Helping workers get the right wages

El Mundo
October 31st, 2013
Justicia para los trabajadores de construcción

Fox 7 News, Austin
October 28th, 2013
City establishes living wage minimum

The Burnt Orange Report
October 25th, 2013
Austin City Council passes landmark wage requirements for development incentives

The Austin Chronicle
October 25th, 2013
Then there’s this: A decent wage

Texas Observer
October 25th, 2013
In Austin, workers score a big win

YNN, Austin
October 25th, 2013
Council approves living wage requirement for incentive deals

Austin American Statesman
October 24th, 2013
Council OKs economic incentive rules

Al Jazeera America
October 9th, 2013
Shutdown of OSHA threatens worker safety

KVR News (UT Austin)
October 3rd, 2013
Construction Workers on The Callaway House (Story starts at 5:05)

Univision Dallas-Ft. Worth
October 1st, 2013
Obreros en riesgo por cierre gubernamental

Labor Notes
September 30th, 2013
Employee or independent contractor? Employer fraud costs workers

Star Telegram
September 25th, 2013
Protest supports construction workers who say they were not paid

Univision Dallas-Ft. Worth
September 25th, 2013
Trabajadores protestan por falta de pago

Dallas News
September 24th, 2013
Protesters say Dallas laborers denied $4,000 in wages for work on $30 million housing project

Dallas Observer
September 20th, 2013
Construction Workers Say They Were Stiffed on Dallas’ $50 Million Affordable Housing Project

The Daily Texas
September 13th, 2013
Editorial Board: West Campus workers deserve humane conditions

Democracy Now!
September 12th, 2013
In Historic Move, AFL-CIO Expands Ranks With Vote to Include Non-Union, Immigrant, Low-Wage Workers

Hoy Los Angeles
September 10th, 2013
Unen ves para exigir un alto a las deportaciones

KEYE TV, Austin
September 10th, 2013
Construction Workers Win Back Wages

Construction Citizen
September 10th, 2013
UT Student Housing Construction Workers Set to Recover Unpaid Wages

The Daily Texan
September 5th, 2013
Construction workers in West Campus apartment complexes allege mistreatment, unpaid wages

Construction Citizen
September 4th, 2013
Terrible working conditions alleged on UT student apartment construction

Engineering News-Record
September 4th, 2013
Workers Get Outside Help

KCRW 89.9, Santa Monica, CA
September 2nd, 2013
The Rise of the Sharing Economy (Interview with Steve Greenhouse starting at 42:40)

The University Star
August 28th, 2013
Alleged Unpaid Wages Spark Worker Protests

Progress Texas Blog
August 26th, 2013
New York Times Profiles Workers Defense Project

The Takeaway WNYC
August 14th, 2013
A New Kind of Organized Labor

Southern Living
August 2013
The New Heroes of Civil Rights

The New York Times
August 10th, 2013
The Workers Defense Project, A Union in Spirit

Austin Chronicle
August 10th, 2013
Marriott Incentives Deal Dies on Dias

Texas Observer
August 10th, 2013
Hotel Developer Debate Raises Questions over Austin’s Incentive Program

KVUE Austin
August 9th, 2013
City Council affirms original agreement with Marriott hotel developer

KEYE TV Austin
August 9th, 2013
Austin Council standing up for prevailing wage

Austin American Statesman
August 9th, 2013
How Austin’s Marriott incentive deal fell apart

KHOU Houston
August 9th, 2013
Council decides to uphold White Lodging agreement

Austin American Statesman
August 7th, 2013
Travis commissioners back policies to improve safety and work conditions at construction sites

Fort Worth Star Telegram
July 28th, 2013
New law attempts to curb payroll fraud in construction projects

San Antonio Express
June 22nd, 2013
Immigration Activists are Targeting GOP Lawmakers

Fox 7 Austin
June 17th, 2013
City Halts Fee Waiver to Developer of JW Marriot

YNN
June 15th, 2013
Austin Rescinds Incentives for JW Marriot Developer

Austin Business Journal
June 15th, 2013
Then There’s This: White Lodging’s Steal of a Deal

Austin American Statesman
June 14th, 2013
Austin Tells Marriot Developer it Violated 3.8 Million Incentive Deal

Austin Chronice
June 14th, 2013
Then There’s This: White Lodging’s Steal of a Deal

Law Firm Newswire
June 10th, 2013
Texas Construction Workers Face Dangerous Conditions

ENR
June 3rd, 2013
Construction Debates Cap for Hardhats

WFAA
May 13th, 2013
Texas Taxpayers Cover Uninsured Workers’ Hospital Costs as Construction Companies Skirt the Bill

Austin Chronicle
May 10th, 2013
Labor Group Seeks to Dispose White Lodging

Statesman
May 7th, 2013
 Labor Advocates Ask Court to Step into Marriot Dispute

Univision
May 3rd, 2013
‘Estamos Cansados de Palabras’ Dicen Activista Pro Reforma Migratoria

The Daily Campus
May 2nd, 2013
Workers speak up to defend rights

Ahora Si
May 1st, 2013
Proyectos de ley buscan mejorar situación

The Daily Texan
April 22nd, 2013
Construction workers protest, claim wages were withheld by future freshman residence Callaway House

Texas Monitor
April 17th, 2013
Of Work and West Campus

NPR Morning Edition
April 11th, 2013
Texas Contractors Say Playing By The Rules Doesn’t Pay

April 10th, 2013
Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

KXAN
April 4th, 2013
Immigration Fires Up at Town Hall Debate

AFL-CIO
March 28th, 2013
AFL-CIO blog recognizes Cristina Tzintzun for Women’s History Month

Austin Chronicle
March 8th, 2013
Developer wants to cancel wage agreement but keep incentives

Austin Indymedia
March 4th, 2013
The Day of the Fallen 2013

The Pump Handle
March 1st, 2013
Hundreds of Texas workers protest in memory of fallen construction workers

Texas Observer
March 1st, 2013
Workers Defense Project Commemorates Construction Workers During “Day of the Fallen”

Univision
February 28th, 2013
La mitad de trabajadores de construcción, sin papeles

KUT
February 28th, 2013
Half of All Construction Workers May Be Undocumented

AFL-CIO
February 28th, 2013
Working Families Rally for Safer Construction Work in Austin, Texas

Ahora Si
February 28th, 2013
La mitad de los obreros de la construcción en Texas no cuentan con documentos.

YNN
February 27th, 2013
Battle continues over JW Marriott wages

Austin American Statesman
February 26th, 2013
Marriott developer asks city to drop wage audit

KVUE
February 27th, 2013
Protestors rally for safer working conditions for construction workers

FrontBurner
February 22nd, 2013
Half of Texas’ Construction Workers Are Undocumented Immigrants

El Nuevo Heraldo
February 22nd, 2013
EDINBURG: Estudio dice que uno de dos trabajadores de la construcción son indocumentados

Austin American Statesman
February 21st, 2013
Report: Half of Texas construction workers undocumented

Univision
February 21st, 2013
Los 400 mil indocumentados que laboran en el sector de la construcción en Texas, sufren las peores condiciones laborales

KDFW
February 21st, 2013
Group calls for immigration reform for construction workers

El Diaro
February 21st, 2013
Son indocumentados 50% de obreros de construcción en Tx

Univision
February 21st, 2013
Respeto a derechos civiles de indocumentados

Hola ciudad!
February 21st, 2013
Apoyan organizaciones laborales de Texas reforma migratoria

Univision
February 21st, 2013
Trabajadores Indocumentados Son Fundamentales Para la Industria de la Construcción en Texas

KFOX
February 21st, 2013
Study shows undocumented workers critical to Texas construction industry

Houston Chronicle
February 14th, 2013
Why construction falters as a good career choice

The Contributor
February 11th, 2013
Austin Marriot’s $3.8M in Tax Incentives May be Unjustified as Prevailing Wage-Dodging Evidence Mounts

Austin Chronicle
February 8th, 2013
Construction workers say they’re getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project

Austin Business Journal
February 7th, 2013
JW Marriott developer accused of breaking incentive deal

YNN
February 6th, 2013
Labor groups claim low wages at JW Marriott, developer denies accusation

Texas Observer
February 6th, 2013
Workers’ Group Urges Reform of Austin’s Incentive-Giving System

Austin American Statesman
February 6th, 2013
Workers’ advocates accuse Marriott developer of violating incentive agreement

YNN
February 5th, 2013
City leaders investigate claims of improper wages at JW Marriott

Chronicle
February 2nd, 2013
Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas

Chronicle
February 1st, 2013
Headlines

Ahora Si
January 30th, 2013
Malas condiciones laborales para obreros en Texas, según estudio

El diario
January 30th, 2013
EP entre las 5 ciudades de Tx con más violaciones laborales

Univision
January 30th, 2013
Trabajadores exigen mejores condiciones

KINT Univision 26
January 29th, 2013
Differing local viewpoints on immigration reform

KNVO 48 Noticias Univision
January 29th, 2013
Construir un Mejor Texas: Condiciones de Trabajo

Telemundo 40
January 29th, 2013
La industria de la construcción crece bajo amenazas

Fox Rio 2
January 29th, 2013
Lobbying For Better Construction Conditions In The RGV

KVEO News Center 23
January 29th, 2013
Statewide study shows Texas to be worst state for construction workers

Univision Houston 45
January 29th, 2013
Obreros no dejan de trabajar pero se llevan la peor parte

Al Dia Tx
January 29th, 2013
Trabajadores buscan mejorar entorno laboral

WFAA
January 29th, 2013
Texas lawmakers urged to crack down on construction fraud

Third Coast Activist
January 29th, 2013
Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas

KEYE TV
January 29th, 2013
Report: deadly working conditions-widespread legal violations

Telemundo Austin
January 29th, 2013
Noticias de Austin, 29 de Enero

Texas Tribune
January 29th, 2013
Report: Employee Misclassification Costs State Millions

Construction Citizen
January 29th, 2013
UT Research: Over 40% of TX Construction Workers are Misclassified

YNN
January 28th, 2013
Proposed immigration reform invigorates local activists

Institute for Southern Studies
January 28th, 2013
Texas Construction Workers: 40 Hours a Week, Living in Poverty

Equal Voice
January 25th, 2013
Texas Construction Workers: 40 Hours a Week, Living in Poverty

Texas Tribune
January 17th, 2013
Bill Targets Companies That Misclassify Workers

Fox News Latino
January 17th, 2013
Shoddy Construction? Tax Loopholes Prompt Concerns

Austin Chronicle
January 4th, 2013
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