Last weekend we had an amazing experience in Austin with Workers Defense Project and Interfaith Worker Justice! Committee members Lidia Cruz and Shalini Thomas, along with Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project (PCRP) Economic Justice Advocate Tom Power spent the day in Austin for the first (hopefully annual!) meeting of Texas worker centers. We got to hear from the other worker centers regarding their leadership development courses, the strategies they use to fight for worker justice in their own towns, and some of their recent victories. We also had a great discussion that will help us all plan how we want to focus our energies and campaigns in the coming months.
A HUGE thank you to Emily Timm and the rest of the PDL staff for a great day!
In other news, we have a new Mesa Directiva (Executive Committee). As you may know, the Committee holds elections every 6 months to determine who will be our First and Second Representatives, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Committee thought that the last Mesa Directiva was doing such a fantastic job that we voted almost unanimously to re-elect the current members. Unfortunately, our Secretary, Rosa Chavez, had to decline the honor, so the Committee elected Omar Uribe to the position of Secretary. Congratulations Omar and the rest of the Mesa Directiva!
Finally, we just wanted to throw up the rest of the press we generated surrounding the recent announcement that Wage Theft will now be prosecuted criminally.
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