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 […]

Texas Workers, Congressman Launch ‘thirst Strike’ for Heat Protections

Jasmine Granillo was 11 years old when her family joined other workers in a “thirst strike”—a protest in which participants decline to drink water—on the steps of Dallas City Hall in 2015. For a full day, Jasmine’s father Gustavo Granillo went thirsty to draw attention to the death of his 25-year-old son Roendy Granillo and pressure the city to pass a water break mandate to protect construction workers from heat illnesses.