A local union leader says day laborers are averaging work about once every two months.
"Here, on a daily basis, you can see up to 200 workers, immigrants and Americans, looking for work," said Eric Rodriguez, Latino Union of Chicago director. "We are calling out to President Obama and Mayor Daley to make sure that the stimulus package that they are about to sign can generate work for the hundreds of people that are looking for work on a daily basis in Chicago."
Studies show day laborers in the US are mostly made up of immigrants and Latinos. Sixty-three percent have children to support.