Not only is getting the work really fracking hard – you have to hang outside Home Depot and chase contractors’ trucks – but lots of times day laborers work all day and then get ripped off for their pay.
This cumbia music video from Los Jornaleros del Norte (The Day Laborers of the North) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network highlights the fight against wage theft.
“Ese gúey no paga,” they sing. “That dude doesn’t pay!” [Mas…]
It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play.
Romero goes on a national tour starting next week. Here’s his schedule.
This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and in-state tuition rates.
More info for DREAMers here ….
*UPDATED 1PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: LANDSCAPE OF HATE
Well, well, well — whoever is behind the Sachi Landscape account on Facebook responded to a query I sent through FB Thursday. I wrote:
Hi, I’m a writer for Pocho.com, and I’d like to confirm that you are the company that returned a message to a Latina UC Berkeley architecture student named Vanessa Hernandez. Please get back to me, and let me know if it was you.
PREVIOUSLY ON HOME DEPOT: [Mas…]