Some 40 people gathered on a sliver of sidewalk outside of the Immigrant Worker Power Center at 3358 Cesar Chavez St. to celebrate the center’s reopening following heavy renovations Thursday morning. The center has served as a hub for organizing work in the workers and immigrant rights movements and as a vocational training facility, and houses the 25-year-old collective of immigrant workers known...
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...
One thing you learn here fast. You can’t sit too long in a bar without a guy buying you a drink. You have to be ready to interact.
“It feels really good to have more opportunities here,” said Rafael Lopez. “The census is doing this so we can raise our hand and say we are here.”
The day laborers slam the manager and want changes in the way they are picking up work at UHAUL.
The manager says he has reopened the bathroom for some and that he sometimes buys them pizza or gives them money. En Español
Are the Day Laborers headed for Bayshore? En Español
New iPhone application targets English-speaking homeowners with Spanish speaking staff. By AMANDA MARTINEZ
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Anyone got a token? By STEVE SALDIVAR
Every Wednesday, volunteer Karl Kramer holds morning English classes at La Raza Centro Legal's Day Labor Center.
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....
by ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH Watching television amid trash bags and people's belongings in a homeless shelter on Capp Street.
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...