Workers Defense Celebrates Harris County “Game-Changing” Green Energy and Jobs Grant

Monday, April 22, 2024 Contact: Christine Bolañoschristine@workersdefense.org512-466-9258 (Houston, TX) Today, Lizeth Chacón, Executive Director of Workers Defense Project issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a $249.7 million grant award for residential solar in Harris County. “This award is a game-changer for the Harris County community because it gives […]

8 años de servicio de Stephanie Gharakhanian

Durante los últimos ocho años, Stephanie Gharakhanian ha luchado junto a nuestros miembros para lograr justicia económica para los trabajadores en Texas. Nuestros miembros la conocen por su trabajo para recuperar salarios y como una verdadera visionaria en campañas para lograr mejores condiciones laborales, incluyendo descansos, días de enfermedad pagados, reforma migratoria y su trabajo […]

Stephanie Gharakhanian’s 8 Years of Service at Workers Defense

Over the last eight years, Stephanie Gharakhanian has fought alongside our members to achieve economic justice for workers throughout Texas. Our members know her for her work to recover unpaid wages and as a true visionary in campaigns to win better working conditions — including rest breaks, paid sick days, immigration reform, and her work […]

In response to Harris County Sheriff Gonzalez’s Pending Nomination as ICE Director, Advocates Demand Accountability and Bold Action

Earlier this week, immigrant rights and criminal justice advocates were shocked to learn that Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was nominated by the Biden Harris Administration to lead U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal immigration enforcement agency rooted in imperialism and white supremacy, and responsible for numerous human rights violations.