NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Day laborers’ groups said Monday they are changing the way workers do business in New York and around the country.
They said immigrants looking for work no longer need to wait on a street corner to be picked up, only to work in terrible conditions.
Nonprofit groups are negotiating temporary contracts, teaching workers health and safety standards and preventing wage theft.
Day laborers said they are seeing their wages rise and businesses say they are getting experienced workers.
Attention was focused on day laborers during recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy, when some were exposed to unsafe working conditions.
Mexican immigrant Javier Aranda said his wages have gone from $70 to $180 a day. He says he is able to save more and send more money home.
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