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Day Workers in Mountain View Mark 25 Years with Celebration

by Felicity
Music by Los Jornaleros del Norte and others, dance performances by Orgullo Latino Mountain View High School and more! It's been 25 years since the Mountain View Day Worker Center was established and the community of this city celebrated with great flair. Thank you day workers!
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Photos by Jack Owicki, Probonophoto.org. Please credit the photographer.

Day workers are among the most vulnerable members of our communities. They are the least paid, most unprotected, and most frequently injured members of the domestic work force. They are front-line targets of anti-immigrant hostility and anti-soliciting ordinances. Day workers on the street are often exploited by unscrupulous employers who take advantage of them, and that's where Mountain View's Day Worker Center fills a crucial need.

Celebrating 25 years on October 3, the Mountain View center was established in 1996 by day workers, community activists and elected officials. The Center provides job-matching for workers and employers and is a resource for education and many other amenities. During the pandemic, the Center has been a designated location for Covid vaccinations, with a public health van bringing the service directly to their door.
Related Categories: Peninsula | Immigrant Rights | Labor & Workers
§Kickin' up heels
by Felicity
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§Executive Director Maria Marroquin
by Felicity
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§In the City Hall Plaza
by Felicity
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§Way to move!
by Felicity
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§Green hair matches colorful traditional wear
by Felicity
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§Los Jornaleros del Norte
by Felicity
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§Jumping for Joy
by Felicity
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§Justicia Racial
by Felicity
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§Greetings from Mtn View Mayor Ellen Kamei
by Felicity
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§Masked up
by Felicity
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Day Worker insignia on mask. Workers and their families take the masking mandates and other matters of health very seriously
§Singer
by Felicity
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§Documenting the fun
by Felicity
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§Friend of Day Workers
by Felicity
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Language and computer lessons too
§Gettin' down
by Felicity
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§Generations
by Felicity
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§Dancing in masks
by Felicity
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§Steps
by Felicity
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