It's pretty unlikely that legal workers would resort to random day labor. Most of those people prefer to work through agencies that provide transportation and job scheduling so these are illegal workers. Essentially, the city is saying that stores must facilitate what amounts to an illegal act by harboring illegal aliens and supplying them with potential employers. This is insane.Ordinance would require shelters for day laborers
Daily News Wire Service
Article Last Updated: 08/05/2008 11:50:59 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES -- Companies that open large home-improvement stores in Los Angeles would have to set aside space for day laborers under an ordinance unanimously approved today by a City Council committee.
The proposed ordinance was passed by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, but must still be approved by the full council.
If passed, the ordinance would require new home improvement stores that are 100,000 square feet or larger, or any building or structure where 250,000 square feet or more of warehouse floor area is added, to set aside space for day laborers seeking employment from customers.
The shelters would have to be easily accessible and equipped with drinking water, bathrooms, tables with seating and trash facilities.
Home-improvement stores would also be required to develop a security plan in consultation with the Los Angeles Police Department.