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Day laborers helped by groups in NY, elsewhere

01/27/2014 / posted by NDLON Staff / Topic: Labor Rights News

By Claudia Torrens | Source: NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Garcia was making $80 a day cleaning the basement of a New York City building after Superstorm Sandy. The 34-year-old Mexican immigrant worked 12 hours a day without protective gear. Today, he makes $180 a day as a carpenter in a Brooklyn townhouse undergoing renovation, and he uses a safety helmet, protective glasses and gloves. "It*s been a drastic change for me," Garcia says of his latest working conditions. "My life has improved, not only financially but also in the quality of the when will viagra be available as a generic work."   Being a day laborer no longer necessarily means waiting...

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