Report: Day Labor, Worker Center & Disaster Relief Work in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Hector Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D., Elizabeth Pantaleon, MPA and Martha Chavez, MPA.
School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Day laborers have played a crucial role in Sandy relief efforts, yet many of their contributions remain invisible and unrecognized by local governments and disaster planning and relief agencies. This report discusses the challenges that workers faced during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the role that worker centers played to protect the health and safety of workers.