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“We are dying”: Houston workers protest new state law removing water break requirements

The protesters called House Bill 2127 the “law that kills” and said it will leave those who labor outdoors at the mercy of their employers.

Members of Fe y Justicia Worker Center hold signs in protest of HB-2127 during a press conference at Houston’s City Hall on Friday, July 14, 2023. HB-2127 is a new state law that eliminates many worker protections.

Executive Director of CRECEN Teodoro Aguiluz wipes the sweat away in front of City Hall while protesting HB-2127. Houston,TX. Friday July 14, 2023.

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