In a victory for day laborers last month, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a California city that had tried to prohibit laborers from soliciting work on sidewalks or parking lots, but was blocked by an appeals court, Colorlines reported. The same week as that decision, Alexandr Mondragón of La Tribuna Hispana was at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s VI National Assembly. Attendee Saúl Linares said the Supreme Court decision gave the movement a bit of breathing space, “for us to continue the great struggles that we still have to face.” Linares was one of several representatives from the New York area at the Los Angeles convention, which took place on Feb. 19-23 and gathered some 300 laborers and advocates from 14 states. – Voices of NY 03.08.2012

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