As I talked about in a previous post, I started at the Workers Defense Project almost 3 months ago. My first campaign and public event as a member of WDP will occur this Saturday, June 14. WDP is asking a developer here in Texas, Gables, to sign a code of conduct with us. We launched this campaign in Austin a few months ago, and on Saturday, we will launch the campaign in Dallas. The code of conduct seeks to improve conditions on their construction sites and ensure good, safe jobs for construction workers. Workers Defense Project has received more reports of adverse working conditions on Gables sites than any other developer. Workers have reported over $140,000 in wage theft. So please help us to pressure Gables to sign our code of conduct!
As part of the campaign, we created a petition on MoveOn.org for the general public to sign. Please sign the petition and tell Gables residential to “Build It Better.”
And of course, if you live in/near Dallas, come to the event on June 14 at Cole Park in Uptown.