Southside Worker Center: Help Day Laborers in Tucson

 

The Southside Worker Center is one of the social justice ministries of Tucson’s historic Southside Presbyterian Church. Its purpose is to “provide a safe place of workers to wait for employment and to negotiate a just daily wage with potential employers.”  There are a variety of opportunities available for volunteers, including teaching skilled trade workshops, so this could be an interesting opportunity for student with carpentry, masonry, or landscaping knowledge. According to their website, they currently see about 50 men a day who “in spite of the hostile climate created by employer sanction laws and anti-immigrant legislation such as Arizona Senate Bill 1070, continue to maintain that they too have a right to work.” It is a good place to work for students interested in labor issues and immigrant rights. Email southsidecentro@gmail.com with questions.