Our Work

Workers Defense Project is a statewide member-based organization fighting for better working conditions for low-wage, immigrant workers in Texas.

Workers Defense is a national leader and one of the most effective worker centers in the country fighting for stronger worker protections in the construction industry.

Our Programs

Employment and Legal Services

Employment and Legal Services help low-wage workers directly address serious workplace problems through legal services and direct action.


Organizing uses education, advocacy, direct action, and leadership development to empower worker-members to effect systemic change.

Better Builder®

The Better Builder® Program seeks to improve conditions in the construction industry by advocating for the following workplace standards: living wage, OSHA-10 safety training, workers’ compensation coverage, hiring goals from DOL and local craft training programs, and independent third-party onsite monitoring.
Learn More About Better Builder®

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Department engages working people on the issues that impact their families and move them to take action.

Conozca Sus Derechos

Usted, como trabajador, tiene derechos sin importar su estatus migratorio.

Conoze tus derechos para defenderte de jefes abusivos.