The City of Austin passed major working protections for the men and women who work in construction!
Austin City Council voted to require builders that go through an expediated permit process to provide worker protections. This means that as we see Austin grow bigger – faster – we will see it built with worker protections.
Austin is one of the country’s fastest growing cities – and it is also one of the most economically segregated cities in the country. With these new protections, Workers will take a big more money home and be protected in the event that they are injured on the job.
This is huge for worker protections in the South! Workers on these project will be provided with Better Builder standards, which include: a living wage, workers compensation, OSHA-10 basic safety training, and independent on-site monitoring to ensure that worker protections are being upheld on these construction sites.
See coverage of this monumental workers right policy below.
[AUSTIN MONITOR] Council OKs worker protections with expedited permit review
[AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN] City council calls for worker protections in expedited permitting