L.A. conference considers plight of day laborers

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Grantee News

Hundreds of current and former day laborers from across the country gather this week in Los Angeles for a national conference to measure their progress since day laborers began a concerted effort to organize themselves two decades ago. They will discuss wage theft and worker safety, and they will reflect on the role that day laborers, often seen as little more than loosely banded groups of men looking for a day's work, have had in challenging local anti-solicitation ordinances, state anti-illegal immigration laws and federal enforcement. Read more.