Day laborers in the area stand on the corner of Jones Ferry Road and Davie Road, rain or shine.
But Board of Alderman candidates — and local labor advocates — want to change that.
At a meeting this week organized by Orange County Justice United, community advocates created location and fundraising committees to work toward creating a center for the day laborers.
“While we take the situation further, we’re trying to identify short-term things we can do and long-term things we should do,” said Julio Olmos, community organizing director for El Centro Hispano.
He said the first short-term step is putting Port-A-Johns at the location.
And though the Carrboro Board of Aldermen is not spearheading the project, incumbent and 2011 candidate Dan Coleman said the board — which fellow candidate Lydia Lavelle also sits on — looks to support the initiative.
Since many day laborers are Hispanic, the main location being considered is El Centro Hispano in Carrboro, Coleman said.
“The key point is that El Centro is intimately connected with the Hispanic community that day laborers mostly come from,” he said.
“So they are in a better position than the town to address these issues.”