Houston Packaging Facility Under Federal Investigation After Workers Allege Extreme Abuse By Employer
HOUSTON – Workers Defense strongly believes that global packaging corporation US Merchants is profiting off worker exploitation after nine workers came forward with claims of alleged abuse at its Houston-area facility.
Workers Defense Action Fund Endorses Sheila Jackson Lee and Joaquin Martinez for Houston Mayor, City Council
HOUSTON, TX — Today, the Workers Defense Action Fund announced its endorsement of U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson for Houston Mayor and Joaquin Martinez for Houston City Council, District I. The endorsement follows a diligent process led by immigrant and working Texans in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Workers Defense Action Fund celebrates a Travis County Judge’s ruling of HB 2127 “Death Star” law as unconstitutional as a win for immigrant and working Texans but the fight for mandated heat safety protections at the statewide level is far from over.
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 […]
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.
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.