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Jobs

Help fight for jobs in our neighborhoods! Minority communities have higher unemployment rates than the overall population, and the goal of this campaign is to change that. We need jobs that pay good wages and benefits, so that we can support our families and better our communities.

With all of the tax dollars thrown at developers for new construction in our cities in Texas, we think taxpayers should get a return on that investment.

That’s why TOP, along with churches, trade unions, and other community organizations, is pushing for community benefits agreements with developers and government agencies that will guarantee good jobs, local hiring and training opportunities in our communities.

Also, with the expansion of the Port of Houston, and as more jobs are brought into the area, residents need to have access to these new jobs, as well as job training that will allow them to succeed.

Latest under this Campaign

Harris County Approves $30 Million Fund for Vulnerable Residents

Today, the Harris County Commissioners Court stepped into the leadership void left by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and President Trump, and voted to create a $30 million fund that will allow low-income residents reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to get grants to help them pay for rent, utilities and other basic necessities. […]

San Antonians to Continue Fighting to Keep Housing

Today, the San Antonio City Council voted against mitigating an impending disaster that will have devastating consequences on our people and economy when they voted against the Right to Cure ordinance, which would have given people a grace period to catch up on rent without the threat of being evicted. Mayor Ron Nirenberg and council […]

Commentary: Tenants need a grace period to catch up on rent

As the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the many shortcomings of our current economic system, we ask our local leaders to be responsive to the health and well-being of more than a half-million renters residing in this city. As community organizers who have experienced housing insecurity ourselves, we know the value — and struggle — of preparing […]