RELEASE: Labor Groups Strongly Support Upcoming Austin City Council Vote To Establish Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance￼
AUSTIN, TX — Today, Thursday, December 1st, the Austin City Council will vote on the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, which would amend City Code to combat wage theft.
Meet Our New Co-Executive Director: Lizeth Chacón
Dear Workers Defense family, After a nationwide search, the Board of Workers Defense is excited to announce that Lizeth Chacón will become our next Co-Executive Director, joining current Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder Emily Timm in leadership. In our search for a leader to steward our family of organizations, we centered our members’ collective vision of […]
Ana Gonzalez’s 6 Years of Service at Workers Defense
Over the past six years, Ana Gonzalez has been an integral part of Workers Defense. She’s led with heart supporting our members at the Texas Legislature and taken on tremendous fights to move the needle forward in policies that improve the lives of construction workers throughout the state. After six incredible years and victories for […]
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.
Message From Workers Defense Board Presidents On Next Co-Executive Director National Search
To aid us in finding our next co-Executive Director and a successful transition process, The Board of Directors has engaged Strategies for Social Change (SSC). SSC is a woman of color-owned and -led capacity building and leadership development practice dedicated to working with social justice organizations nationally.