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Center for Civic Engagement

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) partnership is promoting the labor rights, health and safety of immigrant construction workers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. With the assistance of 12 CCE students, NDLON went to several day labor markets throughout Long Island, distributing safety equipment, educating workers on health and safety hazards as well as their legal rights, and encouraging workers to attend subsequent events providing opportunities to organize themselves. CCE students also assisted NDLON in organizing a major, day-long conference attended by 500 day laborers. The conference featured Q&A’s with public officials, OSHA-trainings, and marching to a rally in front of the NYC branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.