Activists with the Westside Health Authority and South Austin Coalition Commuity Council (SACCC) protest the unfair hiring practices of companies receiving TIF Funds for local employment.

Protesters charge that Mercury Plastics, ConAgra Foods, Newlywed Foods, Primrose Candy, Ferrara Pan Candy and others are receiving funds for local hiring, but instead are placing orders with staffing agencies that discriminate against African Americans while preying on Mexican immigrant workers who are coerced to perform their duties under abusive conditions.

Read more about the issue in The Austin Weekly News. Join the discussion on Facebook.

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