Los Angeles Day Labor Centers Become Theaters for Laborers


Story or Event Date:
Saturday July 23, 2011
Post # 662 posted in:
Community - News - Business
Location:
Day Labor Centers
Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles day labor centers are turning into theaters run by day laborers turned actors all over southern California to educate migrant workers about their rights. The Day Laborer Theater Without Borders aims to blend humor with serious risk management advice primarily for immigrants just in case they ever take advantage of abusive employment opportunities working for the kind of people who pick up day laborers.

One of the skits features an American in a business suit standing behind an illegal alien maid cleaning his floor before propositioning her and threatening to report her to immigration if she refuses to have sex with him. According to the actors skits like that one came from their own experiences in the workplace proving that illegal aliens hate businesses that hire them just as much as Americans do.