‘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.

By Emily Foxhall & Francisco Uranga, Texas TribuneJuly 17, 2023 10:01 am,

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Executive Director of CRECEN Teodoro Aguiluz wipes away sweat in front of City Hall while protesting HB-2127.

How many people must die before we do something?” asked Fort Bend County Commissioner Dexter McCoy, who added that he wasn’t aware of any cities in his county that require water breaks for workers. “How many people must be exploited before we recognize the tremendous issues in our state as it relates to putting profit over people?”