Tag Archives: day labor

Revamped Day Laborer Center Increases Support to Immigrant Workers

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 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...

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....

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...