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Join the Workers Defense Project in support of the construction workers who build Texas.

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Workers Defense Project demonstration in Austin, February 15, 2014. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.

Event: ‘Day of the Fallen’ March and Rally
What: Support the construction workers who build Texas
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
Where: J.J. Pickle Federal Building Plaza
Address: 903 San Jacinto, Austin

AUSTIN — Did you know more construction workers die in Texas than in any other state? The Workers Defense Project (WDP) wants you and the State Legislature to know that fact.

Join WDP and construction workers in a rally in Austin that begins at the J.J. Pickle Federal Building Plaza, 903 San Jacinto, at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 25. A march will take place to the State Capitol after the rally.

Through their advocacy for construction workers, the WDP has brought attention to negligent health and safety standards in Texas. They have lobbied successfully for improved training and breaks for water in the searing Texas temperatures. But, there is much more that can be done.

For more information, you can access a report published in January 2013, “Build a Better Texas: Construction Working Conditions in the Lone Star State” on the WDP website. It is the result of a team effort by Workers Defense Project and the University of Texas.

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