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El Centro Humanitario works to promote the rights and well-being of day laborers in Denver in many different ways - and one of these ways is through education and advocacy in the community at large.

Collected on this page are studies, white pages, and other materials from El Centro and other sources that can be used to better understand the role of day laborers in our economy, the role and rights of immigrants in the U.S., and other facts which have a daily impact on the workers of El Centro and the community we live in.

El Centro Day Laborer News
2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2004

2008 Day Laborer

Laborers get pushed out of way: Denver Post, July 26,2008

Aurora council bars day-labor center: Rocky Mountain News,July 29,2008

VIDEO: Day labor ordinance passed in Aurora: 7News, July 28,2008

Day Labor Vote Delayed: Aurora Sentinel, July 15, 2008

Group rallies against day laborer ordinance: 9News, July 14, 2008

Labor Vote Expected: Aurora Sentinel, July 14, 2008

Should they stay or should they go: Aurora Sentinel, May 05, 2008

2007 Day Laborer

Nonprofit is helping farm laborer with medical, living assistance after stroke, By Ivette M. Yee
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 01, 2007

Day laborers Seen as a Local Issue, By Keyonna Summers
The Washington Times, January 02, 2007

Day Laborers, Silent and Despised, Find Their Voice
, By Lawrence Downes
January 02, 2007

Day-labor agencies ready for surge of work, By Elizabeth Rhodes
Seattle Times, January 02, 2007

Hayward council votes to open day-worker center
Proposal to establish facility on South Tennyson road met with little opposition
January 02, 2007

Herndon Approves Day Labor Center
, By Lisa Rein
Washington Post, January 02, 2007

Prescription costs put day laborer in tight spot, By Betsy Biesenbach
The Roanoke Times, January 02, 2007

Some Day Laborers Choose Streets Over Hiring Halls, By William Finn Bennett
January 02, 2007

Yonkers Police Ask Day Laborers To Move, Prompting Harassment Complaints , By Ernie Garcia
The Journal News, January 02, 2007

Sweep nabs 12 suspected illegal workers, , By Fernando Quintero
Rocky Mountain News, February 23, 2007

New ICE raid snares 193, By B. Finley and A. Svaldi
Denver Post, February 23, 2007

2006 Day Laborer

Churches out of step, Tancredo says, By M.E. Sprengelmeyer
Rocky Mountain News, February 22, 2006

Police surprised by huge turnout, By Annette Espinoza
Denver Post, March 25, 2006

Try "A Day Without a Latino", By Cindy Rodríguez
Denver Post, April 09, 2006

'A Day Without Immigrants'
May 01, 2006

Day Without a Immigrant, By Nancy Lofholm
Denver Post, May 02, 2006

Day Laborers Build Path to More Secure Work Lives, by Shreema Mehta
June 20, 2006

Economics of immigration could defy laws
The Associated Press, April. 2, 2006

AFL-CIO Aligns With Day-Laborer Advocates, By Karin Brulliard
Washington Post, August 10, 2006

Day Laborers Present Challenges For Unions , By Peter Prengaman
The Associated Press, August 14, 2006

Aurora plan bans day laborers, By Javier Erik Olvera
Rocky Mountain News, August 28, 2006

Day-labor setup gets scrutiny, By Carlos Illescas
Denver Post, August 29, 2006

Day-labor gathering rules dropped, By Carlos Illescas
Denver Post, November 02, 2006

Day Laborers' Rights
The New York Times, November 24, 2006

Austin May Open 2nd Day Labor Site
November 29, 2006

Day Without a Immigrant, By Jennifer Brown
November 29, 2006

Day-labor Dispute Simmers

Yvonne Wingett, The Arizona Republic
December 01, 2006

Businesses say they will stop hiring off-duty police to patrol laborers
Sarah Muench
The Arizona Republic
December 03, 2006

Day Laborers Denounce Recent Immigration Raids
December 21, 2006

Day-labor Law Costs Vista $3,000 so far

By Matthew Rodriguez
Union-Tribune Staff Writer
December 23, 2006

Illegal Immigrants Squatting in Shadow of Wealth

By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
December 26, 2006

Day Laborers Catch Stabbing Suspect
December 27, 2006

Immigrants Wary of Banks Put Faith in New Card
By Steven Greenhouse
December 30, 2006

2004 Day Laborer

Will Migrant Labor Center Help Jupiter?
By Jennifer Brannock, Staff Writer
October 17, 2004

Discontent over illegals in Arizona
The Christian Science Monitor
October 20, 2004

Dozens of Day Laborers Arrested in Police Sweep
Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2004

Group Holds Protest for Arrested Laborers
By Keith Walker
October 24, 2004

“Sweeps”supporters honor Mayor Mike Naggar
Babette Herrmann, Staff Writer
October 24, 2004

By David Cho
Washington Post Staff Writer
October 27, 2004

Day Labor Centers Studied; Ideas Sought From Other Cities

The Daily News of Los Angeles
October 28, 2004

Town Council Stalls Again on Migrant Labor Center
Kit Bradshaw Staff Writer, Jupiter Courier (Jupiter, FL)
October 31, 2004

Shooting of Day Laborer Investigated

By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles AND Wanda J. DeMarzo
November 05, 2004

Day Labor for Living Wage
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 6, 2004


El Centro News
   2007 / 2006 /2005 /2003

2007 Centro News

Aurora Day Laborers Find Unwelcome Mat on Colfax
by: Kate Bernuth
Dec 04, 2007

Aurora, laborers still at odds
City says it'll enforce code, might issue citations to job-hunters
By Elizabeth Aguilera Denver Post Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: June 06, 2007

Heroes or villains?

By PETER MARCUS - August 28, 2007
El Centro Humanitario News
Denver Daily News, Wednesday August 29, 2007

2006 Centro News

Immigration dispute flares at center
Sunday January 8, 2006
Denver Post

'Invasion' target
Protesters say center for day labor fosters illegal immigration
Myung Oak Kim, Rocky Mountain News
Monday, January 16, 2006

Groups to protest at immigrant day-laborer site
By Myung Oak Kim, Rocky Mountain News
January 7, 2006

2005 Centro News

Helping Immigrant Workers on Denver Streets
The Denver Post
May 22, 2005

Manual labor is tough. Not getting paid for it is tougher.

By Luke Turf
February 24, 2005

City works on day-laborer wage protection
The Denver Post
November 16, 2005

Wage-theft Law Clears Committee

The Denver Post
November 17, 2005

EDITORIAL Council should vote to protect wages
The Denver Post
November 25, 2005

Zealotry patrols the border
The Denver Post
December 8, 2005

Pay as You Go
March 3, 2005

2003 Centro News

Nun's English classes really about survival
The Denver Post

Stranded in the Land of Plenty
The Rocky Mountain News

Stranded in The Land of Plenty


Subcontracted Workers: The Outsourcing of Rights and Responsibilities
Subcontracted Workers are Everywhere in Our Economy


Day Labor in the United States

Marking the Queue: Latino Day Laborers in New
York’s Street Corner Labor Markets

Working on the Margins: Immigrant Day Labor
Characteristics and Prospects for Employment

Challenging Explotation and Abuse:
A Study of the Day Labor in Cleveland

Employment Research - Fall 1999:
The Policy Implications of Nonstandard Work Arrangements

Unregulated Work In The Domestic Work Indusrty In New York City

Workers Protection: Labor's Efforts to Enforce Protections for Day Laborers Could Benefit from Beter Data and Guidance

Immediate Release - August 9, 2004 - Harsher Penalties Against Unlawful Agencies Law Protecs Day Laborers in Illonois


Worker Brochure - English (Publisher document)

Worker Brochure - Spanish
(Publisher document)