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Forum: Day Labor Worker Centers

New Approaches to Protecting Labor Standards in the Informal Economy
When: Tuesday, April 29th 2008 from 5-7pm
Where: AFSCME Office at 6025 E Burnside Portland OR

This study is based on extensive interviews with 60 senior staff of Worker Centers in 15 states focused on the impact of these centers to improve working conditions, wages, safety, and the day labor market. Come and learn about the informal economy in the U.S. and the importance of Day Labor Worker Centers. As the opening of our own local Worker Center approaches, we look forward for the Community of Portland to participate.

Presenters: Nik Theodore, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the Universtiy of Illinois

Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network Organized by VOZ and the National Day Laborer Network.

For more information please call VOZ at 503-233-6787

homepage: homepage: http://portlandvoz.org/