Lax rest break laws lead to death of construction worker

Lax rest break laws lead to death of construction worker
Working families hold vigil to urge passage of mandatory rest breaks

DALLAS, TX – Workers Defense Project will hold a vigil Tuesday, Aug. 11 beginning at 8 p.m. at the corner of Young and Akard streets in front of Dallas City Hall to remember Roedny Granillo, 25, who died while working at a construction site in Melissa.

Who: Workers Defense Project, North Texas construction workers, Dallas City Council members

What: Vigil to demand mandatory rest breaks

Where: corner of Young and Akard streets, in front of Dallas City Hall

When: Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.

Visuals:  candles, right to rest signs, altar, supporters in matching Workers Defense T-shirts, three dozen people

Workers Defense Project staff and north Texas construction workers will be available earlier in the day for interview requests.

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Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a statewide organization winning good jobs for low-wage workers. For more information, go to www.workersdefense.org, or follow WDP on Twitter @WorkersDefense.

 

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