Support Workers Rights in Austin

Tell the Austin City Council to Adopt the Better Builder Standards as a Requirement for Expedited Permitting

The city of Austin will decide on September 1 whether it will allow developers to pay more money to obtain building permits faster. Developers will benefit and could save millions of dollars ― but what about the men and women who build our city?

We believe the City of Austin should require Better Builder worker standards for developers that want faster permits provided by the City of Austin. Better Builder standards include:

  • Living wages for all construction workers
  • OSHA-10 safety training for all construction workers
  • Workers’ compensation insurance for all construction workers
  • A local hiring goal to help Austin residents gain access to good, safe jobs
  • Independent on-site monitoring to ensure these standards are upheld

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