Cristina’s grassroots organizing work has brought attention to the plight of low-wage workers and immigrants, her work has been covered by The New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and more.



Austin Chronicle


Jolt Aims to Energize the Latino Vote

Austin Chronicle

Fighting for Justicia Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor

News Roundup: Immigration, Coyotes, and Convictions

Time for a Change After a decade of fighting for immigrant worker rights in Austin, Cristina Tzintzún is going national

For now, undocumented Texans still live under the shadow of deportation

Building Austin Labor advocates say there is more Austin can do to protect its low-wage workers

Beside the Point: Your Job or Your Life Worker death highlights unsafe conditions

Best Working Class Hero

The New York Times

Scared Straight — Into the Voting Booth

The Workers Defense Project, a Union in Spirit

National Public Radio

Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

A New Kind of Organized Labor

Undocumented Texans Wait in Immigration Limbo

NPR All Things Considered

Teen Girls in Quinceañera Dresses Protest Texas Immigration Law


Texas Teens Fighting Against Anti-Immigration Bill in Quinceañera Dresses


On the Steps of the Texas State Capitol, Quinceañera Dresses Stand for Inclusion and Equality

MSNBC Up Late with Alec Baldwin

Helping Workers get their WAGES

MTV News

Here's why fifteen young Latina women protested at the Texas Capitol in their Quinceañera dresses

Mother Jones

These Women Are Leading the Resistance in Texas

Al Jazeera

Texas Police Arrest DACA recipients in Austin Protest

Think Progress

15 Activists Arrested at Texas Protest in Support of Undocumented Immigrants

Austin American Statesman

O’Rourke must reboot his Latino voter outreach efforts

QUINCEAÑERA PROTEST: Texas teens protest against SB 4 at Capitol

A heartfelt Goodbye to a Fallen Construction Worker

Tzintzun steps down from Workers Defense Project after 12 years

Half of Texas construction workers undocumented

Latino USA

From Quinceañera to Protest: Tejana Teens Fight SB 4 Immigration Law

Latina Magazine

The Latinas Behind 'Jolt' Use Culture to Build Latinx Political Power in Texas

Texas Observer

Meet Jolt, the Latino Organization Aiming to Shake up Texas Politics

Dallas Morning News

Hundreds march to Texas Capitol in support of immigrants

Texas Republican leaders silent on Paxton’s request to end DACA

Protesters at Dallas City Hall seek mandatory breaks for low-wage laborers

Mother Jones

Will Texas’ Immigration Crackdown Spark the Latino Uprising Democrats Have Been Waiting For?

Houston Chronicle- Opinion

New Mother Fears Trump Forces “will come for us”

Democracy Now!

In Historic Move, AFL-CIO Expands Ranks with Vote to Include Non-Union, Immigrant, Low-Wage Workers

Southern Living Magazine

New Heroes of Civil Rights

Color Lines

Facing Race Spotlight: Labor Activist Cristina Tzintzún

The White House Summit On Worker Voice

Panel One

Brasil Economico

Quase um sindicato, entidade defende trabalhadores imigrantes nos EUA

Pump Handle

Construction workers in central Texas successfully tie living wages to big business tax breaks

Tribeza Magazine

Breakout Stars


Working For Workers

The Texas Observer

Texas Change Makers- The Texas Observer Celebrates 60 years

Univision Austin

Arranca un Nuevo programa

Critsina Tzintzun es reconocida por su trabajo a favor de los hispanos

Univision Dallas

Obreros en Dallas Logran Gol a Su Favor


Every 2.5 Days, a Construction Worker Dies in Texas; and What Two Groups Are Doing About It

KXAN – Austin

Worker hospitalized after being pinned in elevator shaft

WFAA – Dallas

Independent Contracting Costs Workers and Taxpayers

The Burnt Orange Report

Dallas City Council Yet To Act On Construction Workers’ Demands For Water Breaks

Immigration Reform Supporters Urge Texas to Drop Lawsuit Over Obama’s Executive Action

Latin Waves

Interview with Cristina Tzintzun

The Rag Blog

Workers Defense Project’s Cristina Tzintzún joins us on Rag Radio