How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows - Working In These Times

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan's lights went eerily dark. But the paralysis wasn't total—the area began buzzing immediately with invisible workers. The day after Sandy was just another day of honest work for the "casual" manual l

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The Gritty Life of a Day Laborer | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley Bay Area News Arts Coverage

Day laborers are pretty much taken for granted, as they wave at cars passing the sidewalk where they look for work near Home Depot or the local lumberyard. What road brought them to their street corners, far from their families in Mexico and Central America? What do they do if they don't get hired — where do they live and how do they eat? Fidel Ant

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