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It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy

“No More Cane on the Brazos” or Affordable Housing in Austin

April 24, 2018
The local affordability crisis is part of the national inequality crisis.
no more affordable housing in Austin

Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

April 19, 2018
All Texans deserve the security and dignity that comes with access to earned paid sick days. Austin was the first Texas city to ensure this basic standard — Dallas and San Antonio are next.
 Dallas and San Antonio Launch Paid Sick Day Ballot Initiatives

Equal Pay Day 2018: Still Unequal

April 10, 2018
It’s 2018, and women on average have to work through April to earn what men on average earned in 2017. For women of color, the wage gap is much wider. Learn more & take action here --> www.whenisequalpayday.com

Today Is Equal Pay Day - And Pay Is Still Way Unequal

April 10, 2018
Equal Pay Day is no cause for celebration.
Equal Pay Day 2018

Texas Republicans Mount Opposition to Paid Sick Days and Working Families

March 27, 2018
Austin's paid sick days law is already under attack. And the opposition is showing just how out of touch they are with the struggles faced by everyday working Texans.
Texas republicans mount opposition to paid sick days

Austin Poised to Be First Texas City with Paid Sick Days Policy

February 2, 2018
All workers should be able to earn paid sick days. And Austin is doing something about it.
Paid Sick Days Austin

Caddies Versus the Thimbleriggers: Examining the GOP Tax Plan

November 27, 2017
By now, 37 years after Ronald Reagan was elected (the same year Caddyshack was released, by the by) and began selling America on so-called trickle-down economics, you’d think all Americans would have wised up.
Trickle down GOP tax plan

Catch a Falling Lone Star

September 11, 2017
There are rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey.
Glenn Smith Quote

Give to These Local Organizations Working on the Ground After the Cameras Leave

August 30, 2017
Want to help Texans impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey? Give to local organizations who will be working to support and rebuild impacted communities in the days, months, and years to come.
Hurricane Harvey Flood Damage

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

Texas GOP's Backwards Priorities Prevented Progress in Fight for Fair Wages

June 2, 2017
Despite a valiant effort by progressive Democrats, the Republican controlled Texas Legislature stifled any progress on raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay, and investing in paid leave.
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Equal Pay Day 2017

April 4, 2017
As far as significant days go, this isn't one to celebrate. This is the day in 2017 when women finally catch up to making as much as men did in 2016. If the gap continues to close at its current glacial pace, women won't have equal pay until 2152.
Equal Pay Day

Prohibitions on Dues Deductions Punishes Professionals

March 5, 2017
Huffman's bill seeks to punish some union members because they sometimes challenge authority and authority doesn’t like that.
Bad Union Bill

Want More Economic Freedom? Turn to the Democrats

March 3, 2017
The GOP has pulled off a long con, reducing economic opportunity and making Americans less free, while Democrats forgot to remind voters their own polices are aimed at economic security and opportunity.

4 Ways Progressives Are Fighting for Paid Leave for Texas Families

February 28, 2017
Texans deserve the security that comes with knowing they won’t lose their paychecks if they get sick, have a kid, or need to care for a family member.
Paid Leave Texas Legislature Bills

The Fight for Equal Pay in the Texas Legislature

February 21, 2017
The forces that drive the pay gap are complex — but the good news is that we know there are effective solutions out there, and progressives in the Texas legislature are fighting for them.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Texas legislature

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.