. Texas is a “right to work” state and an “at will” state. How do these policies benefit the state of Texas? Discuss the implications this has for workers. In your opinion, who are the winners and losers?

2. Discuss the pertinent wage theft cases in Texas. What are the shortcomings in the current state legislation?

3. Discuss how guest worker programs (H-2A and H-2B visas) perpetuate labor exploitation, debt bondage, and labor trafficking in Texas.

4. From the PowerPoint slides and videos describe what a colonia is. What are the main problems facing colonia residents and how can they be remedied? How do the state policies perpetuate poverty in Texas?

5. Give an overview of the prevalence of human trafficking in Texas. What is the state doing to prevent trafficking? How effective are the policies?