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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 plans action against HB4 which allows peace officers to racially profile and detain residents
AUSTIN – House Bill 4 is a sweeping anti-immigration measure that would allow Texas peace
officers to detain anyone that does not enter the state through a port of entry.
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.
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As weather starts to cool in much of the country, the heat-baked cement and sweaty afternoons from this summer fade from collective memory. But activists and labor groups representing outdoor workers haven’t forgotten. They are pushing lawmakers and regulators to keep facing the heat.
Texas-based nonprofit Workers Defense Project went public Friday with the details of an unfair labor practice charge it filed with the National Labor Relations Board in February.
Oscar Torres has logged hours working at construction sites across Dallas-Fort Worth throughout the last seven years. Six times now, he hasn’t been rightfully paid, he said, losing upwards of $5,000.
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.