Friday, 17 November 2017 15:17

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY & WAGE THEFT ISSUES FACED BY POST-HARVEY RECOVERY WORKERS IN HOUSTON, TX

For Planning Purposes          

Contact: Armando Carmona, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 323-250-3018

***PRESS CALL***

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY & WAGE THEFT ISSUES FACED BY POST-HARVEY RECOVERY WORKERS IN HOUSTON, TX

Tuesday, November 21st

11:00am CT

DIAL IN # (712) 451-0858 PIN: 965066


PRESS CALL: NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS EXPERIENCES OF EXPLOITATION & WAGE THEFT FACED BY POST-DISASTER RECOVERY WORKERS IN HOUSTON

Houston, TX — On a press call Tuesday, November 21st at 10am CT, Professor Nik Theodore author of “After the Storm: Houston’s Day Labor markets in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey” will discuss his newly released report by the University of Illinois at Chicago which highlights problems in Houston's day labor markets after Hurricane Harvey, and specifically looks at the impacts it has had on disaster recovery workers. Reconstruction workers will share experiences of wage theft, highlight the need for greater worker protections, and present a new campaign to ensure that second responders receive necessary health & safety protections.

WHO:

Professor Nik Theodore, Department of Urban Planning & Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cal Soto, Workers Rights Coordinator, National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Rodolfo Elizalde, Day laborer expert in post-disaster recovery & board member at Fe y Justicia Worker Center

Marianela Acuña Arreaza, Executive Director, Fe Y Justicia Worker Center in Houston, TX (Moderator)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21st at 11:00am CT

WHERE: DIAL IN # (712) 451-0858 PIN: 965066

RSVP with Armando Carmona, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 323-250-3018


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