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    For a construction industry that works for all Texans

    Build a Better Texas is a joint effort by construction workers and their families, faith leaders, honest construction businesses, and safety advocates to ensure a strong and sustainable construction industry.

    Stand with Austin Construction Workers!

    White Lodging, the developer of the downtown Marriott, was required by City law to pay workers fair wages in return for $3.8 million in tax breaks, but they have been caught underpaying workers and breaking that promise.

    However, White Lodging’s high-powered lobbyists are pushing City Council to re-write the law, so that they can get $3.8 million dollars in tax breaks without having to pay workers their fair wages. They've been caught cheating, and now they want to change the rules of the game!

    On Thursday August 8th at 5:45 PM, City Council will reconsider their agreement with White Lodging. We need YOUR SUPPORT to tell Council to defend workers, not to defend back room deals with developers.

      Stand with Austin Construction Workers! Thursday August 8th at 5:45pm at Austin City Hall E-mail City Council today! White Lodging, the developer of the downtown Marriott, was required by City law to …

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