Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

1235 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


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The Columbus Dispatch: Employers accused of not paying Latinos by Mark Ferenchik, Monday, October 15, 2007

CIWC brochure: outside pdf / inside pdf


We Are Their Slaves by Gregory Flannery, June 2008

Non-profit Day Labor Hall Coming to Cincinnati by Lynn Ausman, August 2008

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City Council Gets It Mostly Right & The Enquirer Reports It Mostly Wrong, Weds. May 21, 2008, a Guest article by Curt Braman

Day Laborer for a Day, Thursday, December 08, 2005 a Guest article by John Lavelle

Press Release: Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Labor Works, Schwan’s

Press Release: Wednesday, May 14, 2008: A Rally in Support of A Living Wage for Rumpke Workers
city beat

Sending a Big, Compassionate Welcome, August 11, 2007

Exploitation or Opportunity? Lawsuit claims day laborers shortchanged, May 25, 2007 by Margo Pierce

Job for a Day, Temporary labor is a hard way to make a living by Stephanie Dunlap, July 6, 2006

Jobs Are Not Created Equal: Fighting for the rights you think you have, by Margo Pierce April 30, 2008

All in a Day's Work: An insider's view of how day laborers are treated, by Margo Pierce, June 6, 2006

Immigrant rights

NCLR: the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States – works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

National Immigration Law Center: Comprehensive resource for immigration law and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.

La Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles: Campañas en Español y Más Información sobre sus Derechos!

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Links & Other Resources for Immigrants and Their Advocates

Workers Rights Hotline
workers rights

National Employment Law Project (NELP): Comprehensive resource for issues concerning immigration, the working poor and the unemployed.

UC Berkeley Labor Center: Workers' Rights Resources:
Extensive web links and bibliography

Labor Center Black Workers Project

Can My Boss Do That - IWJ

Job Quality and Black Workers: An Examination of the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, August 2007, by Steven C. Pitts Improve the Quality of Jobs in the Black Community, May 2004, by Steven C. Pitts

Understanding Low-Wage Work in the United States by Heather Boushey, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel Gragg, Margy Waller: Center for Economic & Policy Research,
March 2007

Geographies of Hope and Despair: Atlanta's African American, Latino, and White Day Laborers by
Terry Easton, Emory University

day labor research

The folowing are available through the National Employment Law Projects (NELP) website:

Day Labor in New York: Findings from the New York Day Labor Survey (2003).

Conditions and Legal Consciousness of Homeless Day Laborers in Tucson, Arizona, (2003).

Day Labor, Low-wage Work and Immigrant Employment Opportunities in Chicago (2001).

A Fair Day's Pay? Homeless Day Laborers in Chicago (2000).

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Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream by Janice Fine; Book / Briefing Paper

On the Corner: Day Labor in the United States by Abel Valenzuela Jr., Nik Theodore, Edwin Meléndez, and Ana Luz Gonzalez

Legal resources for Worker Centers & Day Laborers

National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON): A network dedicated to shattering myths about Day Laborers and achieving just treatment for them.

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