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December 14, 2012   View Discussion

Immigrant Day Laborers Volunteering for Sandy Help

Patrick Young, Esq.

by Patrick Young, Esq. - Blogger

Rebuilding Our Communities After Sandy: First Regional Assembly of Reconstruction Workers
Day Laborers to Address Health & Safety, Wage Issues, Perform Area Clean-Up


100 day laborers and organizers from throughout the region are expected to attend the first regional gathering of reconstruction workers, Rebuilding our Communities after Hurricane Sandy. Together they will take their first look at the last month of recovery and assess the current situation of day laborers and immigrant communities after the hurricane. They will address identified health and safety issues to protect those rebuilding after the storm, establish new wage standards to prevent abuses, and workers’ inclusion in immigration reform in the coming year. The day will end with day laborers carrying out volunteer cleanup and reconstruction work in the surrounding area of Union Beach, which was deeply affected by the storm.  The activity will be hosted by Casa Freehold and the Iglesia Nueva Esperanza, working in collaboration with NDLON and member organizations.

What: NDLON Regional Assembly of Day Laborers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
When:  9am to 6pm Sunday December 16th, 2012 (clean-up efforts will begin at 1pm)
Where:  Iglesia Nueva Esperanza, NJ - New Hope Church, NJ, 1234 Florence Avenue, Union Beach, NJ

NY/NJ/CT Region Organizations include: Casa Freehold, Centro del Inmigrante, Don Bosco Workers, Hispanic Resource Center of Mamaroneck, Neighbors Link, Neighbors Link Stamford, New Day Center of Norwalk, Wind of the Spirit, Workers Justice Project, Obreros Unidos de Yonkers, Unidad Latina en Accion, United Community Center of Westchester, New Labor, Workplace Project, and AFSC.

 

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