Founded in 2006, Fe y Justicia Worker Center’s mission as a safe space for low-wage workers to learn about their workplace rights and to organize to improve working conditions on the job. We build the collective power of low-wage workers in Houston in order to ensure a community in which all work is respected and all workers have a right to a healthy and sustainable job. FJWC provides volunteer and internship opportunities for the benefit of participants in order that they might gain skills, experience, and training.
This is the second of a series of Fe y Justicia Worker Center volunteer features. We want to introduce you to the amazing volunteers and student interns who organize events, assist our members with cases of workplace abuse, and bring amazing energy to the organization.
As Hurricane Sandy continues on its path and our friends and loved ones on the East Coast begin to assess the damage to their homes, businesses, and communities, we in the Gulf Coast offer our solidarity and prayers.
Construction Employer Turns Violent After Worker Attempts to Recover Hard-Earned Wages
How far will an unscrupulous employer go to avoid rightfully paying their workers? Pretty far, especially considering the lack of consequences and near impunity employers face for this pervasive crime.
HISD Bond Workers Voice Concerns Over HISD Bond at Community Forum
On Monday August 20, workers voiced concerns over the recently proposed HISD Bond, which if approved by voters, would mean almost $2 billion for the new construction and renovation of various HISD schools.