Trabajos Contra Gentrificación / Jobs vs Gentrification


Tiny - Posted on 26 June 2012

Author: 
Ingrid de Leon/ PNN

El perceptivo de un trabajador inmigrante en un proyecto multimillonario de condominios 8 Washington

15 Mayo, 2012

Espanol sigue/ Scroll down for English
 

Estaba asiendo fila para podrer ablar con alguien que me diera informasion aserca de los condominios que piensan hacer en el embarcadero que cuesta dos millones de dollares y que enmpesaran a construirlo a finales de mayo o en Junio

Dijo el Señor Hernandez cuando le pregunte si el sabia cuando empesarian.

Cuando si esto benefisiaba a la guente el me respondio que si porque ellos trabajan con la union y si se construye alli esto alludaria a la gente a crear mas trabajos con aseguransa  para los trabajadores, y que entonses ellos ya no tendrian que ir al Hospital General porque tendian aseguransa en otro Hospital, y  porque sus trabajadores que el tiene ganan aproximada mente mas de treinta y cinco mil dollars al año y que el quiere que ellos ganen mas de esa cantidad. Que bien se escucha  porque el dijo que estan peliando para que la gente que no tiene trabajo tenga on trabajo

 

Pero si nos quedamos de brasos crusados sin aser nada esperando que el superbisor  haga algo por nosotros el no esta asiendo nada ni prollectos tienedijo el senor Hernandez.

Pero cuando los personas que iban con migo le isieron unas preguntas el paresia enojarse y contra desir las preguntas y cuando ellas ya no estaban el me dijo no le aga caso a ellos porque ella no entiende nada pero nosotros estamos aqui para alludar y dar tabajo bajo una proteccion y con aseguransa y lo que importa es que tengamos mas trabajos dijo el señor hernandez y cuando  yo le dije esta bien pero que pasara con los que no tenemos papeles el se sonrrio y dijo de algo se empiesa talbes limpiando cuartos o tendiendo camas dijo

 

Pero a mi me parese que esto no alluda en nada a los inmigrantes  porque esta jente que trabaja aalli en construccion todos tienen papales y ademas en ese lugar ban apoder vibir solo los ricos porque nosotros los pobres no podemos pagar tanto dinero si apenas pagamos renta de los cuartos viejos y pequeños. Enberdad ahunque digan que no es para gente rica  si lo es porque cualquier prollecto que agan en este pais siempre es para lo mejor de los ricos y entre mas suben los ricos mas abajo nos ponen a los pobres y mas a los inmigrantes que este  condominio  no benefisia a nadie de las personas como yo que no tenemos papeles. Por eso digo que las personas que an nasido en este pais y son hijos de padres latinos piensan que si estan  alludando a los latinos a agarrar trabajos pero no porque a nadi nos quieren dar trabajos por el simple echo de ser indocumentados. Yo pienso que nos quieren engañar porque en nada nos benefisia  porque esta siudad es demasiada cara  no hay nada barato asi que al señor Hernandez yo no le creo nada.

 

Ingles Sigue/English Follows
 
May 15, 2012
 
The perceptive of an immigrant day laborer on multimillion condo project 8 Washington

I was in line to be able to talk to someone who would tell me information about the condominiums that are being planned to be built on Embarcadero. Which will cost about two million dollars and will start construction at the end of May or June according to Mr. Hernandez. When I asked if he knew how this is beneficial to the people he responded that it will be because they work with the unions and by constructing there it would help the people. By creating more jobs with insurance for the workers, and they would not have to go to the General Hospital because they would have insurance for another hospital. And because the workers he has gain approximately more than 35 thousand dollars a year he wants them to make more.

How good it sounds because he said that they are fighting for the people that are unemployed get a job. But if we stay with crossed arms without anything to do waiting for the supervisor to do something for us, he won’t do anything he doesn’t even have projects said Mr.Hernandez. When the people who were going with me asked him questions, he looked at them angry and started talking against the questions. When the other people who were with me left, he told me not to put attention to them because they don’t understand anything. Mr.Hernandez said he and his people were here to help and give low work a protection and with insurance and what matters is that they had more work.

When I told him it was fine but what would happen with the individuals that aren’t here legally. He smiled and said that from somewhere they would start. Perhaps cleaning rooms or making beds, but to me it seemed this wouldn’t help in any way to immigrants. Because those individuals that work there in construction they are all legal, and also in that place only the rich will be able to live there because we the poor can not afford to pay that much money when we can barely pay rent for the old and tiny rooms we live in. Also in reality even though they say it’s not for rich people it is because whatever project they do in this country its always for the best of the rich and as the rich rise more the poor are lowered more and especially the immigrants. These condominiums don’t benefit any individuals like me that aren’t legal and that’s why I say that  the individuals that are born in this country and are children of Latino parents, Latinos think that they are helping the Latinos to get jobs but not because nobody wants to give us jobs. It’s just for the simple reason to be undocumented I think that they want to trick us because in nothing does it benefit us. Since this city is very expensive, nothing here is affordable so I do not believe Mr. Hernandez.

So it's not enough that a building project provide work for the poor -- now it must provide well-paying jobs for illegals?!
The Republicans are accused of representing only the "1%," but it appears Poor Magazine is far more exclusive; it represents about .001%!

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