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Membership Newsletter – May 2022

UPDATES FROM EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP: STATEWIDE UPDATES: Last Thursday, May 12th, we convened our second immigration assembly. National allies from Jobs with Justice and the National Day Labor Organizing Network joined us.  We learned about the DALE campaign (demands here) and a new path to immigration protection (like deferred action) for workers with certain workplace abuse …

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Boletín de Membresía – Abril 2022

Actualizaciones De Nuestra Co-Directora Ejecutiva: Actualizaciones Estatales: Asamblea de inmigración estatal – El 13 de abril convocamos una asamblea sobre nuestra lucha por justicia para lxs inmigrantes. Se dió actualizaciones sobre nuestra demanda nacional por ciudadanía para todxs. Muchos miembros expresaron su profunda tristeza y enojo ante la falta de acción y promesas falsas de …

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Actualizaciones De Nuestra Co-Directora Ejecutiva:

Estimadxs Compañerxs de Defensa Laboral,  Les quiero compartir una noticia muy emocionante. Como co-fundadora y co-directora de Proyecto Defensa Laboral y Defensa Laboral en Acción, ha sido una honra luchar a lado de ustedes para lograr un trato justo para los trabajadores inmigrantes de Texas por los últimos 20 años. En 2019, su mesa directiva …

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Texas House Passes Legislation on 3rd Reading Undoing Local Worker Protections & Limiting Cities’ Ability to Improve Working Conditions

Senate Bill 14 moves on to conference with House amendments limiting the impact on water breaks for construction workers and Fair Chance Hiring AUSTIN, TX – Today, the Texas House passed Senate Bill 14 on 3rd reading, a proposal designed to limit cities and municipalities from enacting local worker protections. Proposed amendments aiming to protect …

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Texas House Votes Down Workers Misclassification Bill

HB 3656 would equip the Texas Workforce Commission with additional tools to address widespread worker misclassification in the Texas construction industry Payroll fraud in the Texas construction industry costs the state $1.2 billion a year in lost federal income, payroll, and unemployment tax revenues AUSTIN, TX – Today the Texas House voted down HB 3656 …

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Workers Defense Members Say NO To “Strong Mayor” (Proposition F)

We believe that a “strong mayor” system will concentrate too much power in the hands of one individual who will be less accountable to diverse constituencies across our city. For years, Workers Defense members have fought alongside labor, environmental, criminal justice and community groups to win protections for immigrants, to improve working conditions for construction …

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