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, SB77/HB38
This bill will prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Minimum wage, HB60, HB731
This bill will make the state minimum wage $15 per hour.
Nondisclosure agreements, SB209
Nondisclosure agreements embolden serial abusers and take employers off the hook. This bill will prohibit the use of nondisclosure and arbitration agreements.
Paid sick leave, HB87, HB284, HB1298
This bill will require employers to pay sick leave.
Pay disclosure, HB419, HB360
This bill will make it unlawful for an employer to ask a prospective employee for their salary history.
Pay equity, H2507, HB2972
This bill will make discriminatory compensation unlawful.
Pregnancy discrimination, S578/HB698
This bill will prohibit of employment discrimination on the basis of reproductive decisions and certain employment agreements limiting reproductive decisions.
This bill will require that certain employers provide advance notice of employee work schedules.
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, SB233, SB1309, SB1540, HB188, HB2524, HB3796, HB3860
This bill will prohibit certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Unemployment compensation for sexually harassed employees, HB2273, HB3704
This bill calls for providing unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Wage theft, HB1834, HB190
This bill calls for a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain criminal offenses involving wage theft.