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The work of day labor centers is vital to ensure that day labor employment relationships are structured as mutually beneficial and respectful relationships.
The work of day labor centers is vital to ensure that day labor employment relationships are structured as mutually beneficial and respectful relationships. Photo: gratondaylabor.org

The Graton Day Labor Center Providing Remote Job Dispatch For Certain Services

May 24, 2020

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The Graton Day Labor Center continues to be closed to the public. We will  however be providing remote job dispatch for only certain services, per the Order of the Health Officer of Sonoma County [C19-09], until further notice. Please call (707) 829-1864 Monday-Friday between 8am - 12pm to request a worker for a future job.

   •  Advance dispatch only! We are not be able to accommodate same-day requests for workers.

   •  All labor standards apply, including access to clean running water, a bathroom, and meal and rest breaks for workers.

   •  4 hour minimum for all jobs.

   •  All jobs are dispatched remotely.  Job orders will be sent to employers via text or email. Please do not come to the physical site to hire!

Graton day laborers are committed to improving their skills, and to developing themselves as reliable, safe, and skilled workers. Some are highly skilled and have years of experience. Photo:free use-pxfuel

   •  Only outdoor jobs will be dispatched. House cleaning and moving jobs that require workers to enter the interior of a home or other type of building will not be negotiated at this time.

   •  Workers and employers must practice social distancing, use masks when in close proximity to each other, and use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently.

Landscaping, gardening and outdoor construction are now allowed. We reserve the right to refuse a job if it is not clearly allowed under the current county Shelter in Place Ordinance.

See our revised wage scale below. Skilled labor jobs begin at $25/hour. Our Hiring Coordinator will be happy to help you find the right worker for jobs that require skilled labor!

 

Type of Job

Description

General Labor

$20/hr

Yardwork

Weeding; Raking; Hedging; Deadheading plants; Tree trimming (7ft. or lower); Transplanting or planting; Turning over garden beds; Moving planters (25 gallon or smaller); Cutting back plants, bushes and vines; Moving mulch and compost. Tree trimming (7ft. or lower; General yard clean up

Weedeating & Mowing

Using an employer’s weed eater or mower ($25/hr if the worker brings their own weed eater)

Home & Site Maintenance

Gutters (1st floor); Car washing; Power washing (1st floor); Hay bales (moving and stacking); Demolition (fences and other small structures/enclosures); Load and move light items for disposal (brush, trash)

Agriculture

Harvesting (from ground/vine/tree- except grapes); Deleafing and tying up grapes

Heavy Labor

$25/hr

 

 

Yardwork

Move tree rounds; Move heavy materials (dirt, rock, gravel etc.) 

Home and Site Maintenance

Cleaning stalls, coops and other pet enclosures; Fencing assistance (mixing cement,moving cement bags,placing posts)

Agriculture

Grapes - plant and harvest (includes loading grape barrels)

Heavy Yard & Site Maintenance

Blackberry & large shrub removal;  Firewood (moving, splitting, stacking, and chipping); Moving tree debris; Loading trucks for dump runs

Digging

Excavation, trenching, holes, and drains

Moving

Moving boxes, furniture, appliances, and other heavy items as well as jobs involving stair sets and inclines - Outdoor only!!!!

Demolition

Demolition or deconstruction of structures—requires hard hats

Poison Oak

Removal of poison oak 

Construction Site Clean Up

Cleaning and loading debris and materials before, during, and after a construction project etc. 

Use of Own Equipment

Use of Truck 

Removal of debris & yard waste, including moving ($50 trip vehicle use fee + hourly wage). Employer pays dump fees.


The health and safety of our members, staff, and employers is our priority. 

DAY LABOR IS A VOCATION

    •   Day labor is becoming a professionalized vocation, where men and women workers have the opportunity to earn a living by offering 

valuable services to employers.

    •   Graton day laborers are committed to improving their skills, and to developing themselves as reliable, safe, and skilled workers.

    •   The work of day labor centers is vital to ensure that day labor employment relationships are structured as mutually beneficial and respectful relationships.

    •   Many day laborers support themselves and their family through this work.

    •   The need for day laborers to earn an income, in most cases, is made all the more urgent by the responsibility to support their family.

Volunteers spearheaded the effort to develop a site for workers. In 2007, workers, organizers and the community welcomed the opening of the worker center in Graton. Image: GDLC google business page logo.

About Graton Day Labor Center - Centro Laboral de Graton

Centro Laboral de Graton’s focus on leadership development and organizing creates benefits beyond vital job related opportunities. CLG’s worker-led center offers everyone an opportunity to participate in leadership, rights advocacy, civic participation, networking and community service. The center provides access to training, education, health care and legal resources. CLG also serves as a base of support and a place where solidarity and friendships flourish. Today, the center is an active resource, embedded in the local community.

READ more here: https://www.gratondaylabor.org/history 

 

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