Tag Archives: day labor

Tacchini To Residents: Ask for More Police and Use Bleach

By HÉLÈNE GOUPIL Twenty frustrated residents and District 9 candidate Eric Storey filled My Corner Cafe on 26th Street and South Van Ness on Thursday to hear Captain Stephen Tacchini and two beat officers answer questions regarding crime, issues with day laborers, and homelessness. “I know everyone is concerned,” Tacchini said. “We’ve had two homicides this week and we had...

Pee Chronicles: Part II

By DIANA MONTAÑO To most of the day laborers waiting for work on 26th Street, the urine on Virgil Street can be blamed on the bolos, or drunks. “They have no shame, they don’t care,” said a worker who preferred to remain anonymous, standing with two friends at the corner of 26th and Van Ness, waiting for cars to drive...

Day Laborers Wait for Work — All Day Long

Javier Hernandez is crouched beneath a lamppost at the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez Streets, hiding from the unusually hot 10 a.m. sun by squeezing his body into the thin sliver of shade. He’s been sitting like this for two hours already, moving as the shade moves, waiting for a car to pass by and offer him a job....

El Colectivo de Mujeres Se Une con Servicios para la Comunidad de la Calle Dolores en Programa para Jornaleros

El pasado jueves, en el Centro Eric Quezada para la Cultura y Política, ubicado en la calle Valencia y 16, se celebró con música, baile y mariachis la unión de varias instituciones del Distrito de la Misión dedicadas a los derechos de los trabajadores inmigrantes. Las festividades marcaron la toma oficial y patrocinio administrativo del programa para jornaleros a través...