On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council offered mixed reactions to an ordinance construction workers want to see enacted that would require they get breaks from the heat, according to WFAA-TV.

The ordinance, first passed in Austin, would mandate 10-minute breaks for every four hours worked, access to drinking water and "meaningful penalties" for companies who violate the regulation.


The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Show 11 comments
Republish This Story

Find out how you can put this story on your website.

Like this story?

Become a member today and support our nonprofit newsroom.