Our Mercy and Justice Team invites you to our Fifth Sunday Presentation on Sunday, August 30th, at 10:00 a.m. in Wesley Hall.
Ana Gonzalez, Legal Manager/Organizer for Workers Defense Project (WDP), and Cesar Olalde, WDP member, will be the speakers.
Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships. Did you know that more than half of the men and women in the construction industry that builds our state earn poverty level wages, over one third do not have the right to rest, and only 40% are covered by workers compensation. WDP was founded in August 2002 by employees and volunteers of Casa Marianella, a local Austin shelter, to address the problem of unpaid wages for Austin’s low-wage workers.
WDP is a worker center and part of a national movement of organizations that seek to provide low-wage workers with the resources they need to improve their working and living conditions. The project provides a source of power and hope for low-wage workers who have little access to these important resources. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers. The organization is one of the most established worker centers in the South and a leader in fighting for fair conditions for working people.
Questions? Contact Pastor Cathy Stone at email@example.com or 512-478-5684 (215).