Bill to give Texas construction workers mandatory breaks faces opposition from builders group

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The Texas Association of Builders took heat from Sen. Sylvia Garcia on April 11 for opposing a bill to give mandatory rest breaks to construction workers. Sen. Jose Rodríguez laid out Senate Bill 473 in the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee. The bill would require workers to receive a 15-minute break for every four hours of work — similar to ordinances passed in Austin, in 2010, and in Dallas, in 2015. “With Texas’ tremendous summer heat, denying regular breaks…


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