Hello, Austin.

In the wake of the recent re-openings, Good Work Austin (GWA) has written a RE-OPENING AGREEMENT to help our guests “Dine With Confidence”.  We continue to advocate for funding at the city and state level, to create opportunities for  small businesses to bring back jobs and to help Austin navigate the recovery process however long it may last.

We began in 2018 as a group of businesses working with City Council to write Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance, and we continue to work together on creating a supportive environment for employers who want to do the right thing for their workers, the economy, and the environment.


What We're Doing Now


Creating a network of small businesses to help each other answer questions and solve problems. 


Building a  food bank to  get you and your employees back to work through city funding and philanthropy. 


Promoting our Re-Opening Agreement to establishments across Central TX.


Promoting a Restaurant Stabilization Fund to  prioritize independent hospitality operators.


Providing access to subsidized mental health counseling  and  to a direct primary care clinic.


Advocating to fix the flaws within the Paycheck Protection Program. 

Universal Food Bank Program

All donations to the UFB fund are tax deductible. Please provide your email address for a receipt.

GWA is securing funding from the City of Austin and philanthropy, to pay GWA restaurants to provide nutritious meals for food insecure communities through our new Universal Food Bank (UFB) program.  

Participating GWA members will source more than half of their ingredients from local farms and guarantee that their workers are being paid the CoA’s Living Wage ($15/hr) . 

GWA's Mission

Healthy Employees

Your people are the foundation of your thriving business.  With trainings, advocacy & partnerships with some of Austin’s best non-profits, GWA will help your business implement sick leave, a living wage guarantee, affordable access to health care, counseling & wellness benefits.

Healthy Workplace

GWA believes workplaces should be inclusive, equitable, diverse & safe. GWA offers sexual harrassment training, financial literacy courses for your employees, open books management courses for you.  Online and in-person options to create the positive workplace cultures that make Austin stand out.

Healthy Community

We all live here and work here.  We need to know what’s going on, what affects us, how we can be best connected.  GWA has access to the best volunteer opportunities, apprentice & internship sources, legislative updates with state reps & city council members to keep you ahead of all the curves.

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

Over 125,000 applications from out of work service industry workers who were making $9.10/hr on avg before Covid-19 forced them out of their jobs.

OFW has raised $15 million to send out checks after carefully screening applicants and prioritizing the neediest.  Please support & share.

Get in Touch

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for here or through our resources please get in touch.  We’ll do all we can to get you in front of the people who can help. 

Thank You

Stay safe, stay sane, stay focused on what matters.

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