Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Texas
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Discrimination based on natural hairstyles, SB1356/HB567
This bill will prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Minimum wage, HB1919
This bill will make the state minimum wage $17 per hour.
One Fair Wage, HB2175
This bill will increase the wage for tipped workers, eliminating the subminimum wage.
Paid sick leave, HB893, HB307
This bill will require employers to pay sick leave.
Pregnancy discrimination, SB204, HB722
This bill will prohibit discrimination on the basis of reproductive decisions,
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, SB274, HB1806, HB265
This bill will prohibit certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Unemployment compensation for sexually harassed employees, SB631, HB864
This bill calls for providing unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Wage theft, SB67, HB2872, HB3430
This bill calls for a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain criminal offenses involving wage theft.
Workplace abuse, SB 2253
Workplace bullying is a severe and pervasive phenomenon in the US involving a violation of the basic human right to dignity. Bullying tactics include false accusations, exclusion, withholding necessary resources, sabotage, verbal abuse, put-downs, and unreasonable demands — resulting in a host of stress-related symptoms including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicide ideation. This bill would hold employers accountable for intentional abusive conduct that causes health harm and needs amendments to omit intent and health harm, in line with sexual harassment law, which is stronger than other anti-discrimination laws.