1/29/13 - The Ray Marshall Center Principal Investigators Contribute to the Release of Build a Better Texas

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“Low wages, hazardous work, and payroll fraud inflict high costs on Texas residents, taxpayers, and responsible employers. Companies that do not pay a living wage are being subsidized by workers, their families, and the public. The cost of injuries, illness and death of uninsured workers are borne by their families, medical providers, and employers who do provide health insurance. In the absence of administrative remedies and effective employee protections, workers are forced to seek relief through litigation, which can be uncertain, time consuming, and expensive," states Ray Marshall in his introductory comments for Build a Better Texas: Construction Working Conditions in the Lone Star State.  Center researchers Bob Glover and Dan O'Shea served on the Academic Advisory Committee for this report released by the Workers Defense Project during a press conference at the Texas State Capital on January 29, 2013.

The complete document can be accessed at here.


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