Cristina Tzintzún is the former Executive Director of Workers Defense Project (WDP), a statewide, membership-based workers’ rights organization that is winning better working conditions for Texans. Tzintzún joined WDP in 2003. At WDP, Tzintzún has spearheaded efforts to ensure safe and dignified jobs for the nearly 900,000 construction workers that labor in the state. Her work has led to a federal investigation by OSHA into Texas’ deadly construction industry, the passage of a statewide wage theft law, and safer jobs for thousands of low-wage workers in Austin and Travis County. She has been named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine and won the national Trabajadora Community Leader award from the National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Univision, and USA Today. Her areas of expertise include labor, worker centers, immigration, and the Texas economy.