May 1st Wage Increase!

As of May 1st the minimum wage for jobs dispatched from the center is $23 per hour. Our workers collectively set their own wages and have not increased their wages since 2018. With the high cost of food, housing, gas, and other essential expenses in Sonoma County, it is increasingly difficult for low wage workers to earn a living wage.

We encourage employers to consider paying $25 per hour for all jobs.

The Graton Day Labor Center is open Monday-Friday. We ask that employers do not come to the hiring site at this time. Please call (707) 829-1864 Monday-Friday between 9:30am - 2:30pm to request a worker for a future job. We recommend that you call 2-3 days in advance. If we don't answer, just leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. Our phones are ringing off the hook!

  • Advance dispatch only! We are not be able to accommodate same-day requests for workers. Please call at least two days in advance to book your future job order!
  • 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 with the workers. Please do not come to the physical site to hire!
  • We are now dispatching moving jobs.  For jobs that require moving furniture, appliances, boxes, or other objects less than 50 pounds, the wage is $25 per hour. If the items being moved weigh more than 50 pounds and/or require moving up stairs or an incline, the wage is $35 per hour. All COVID safety practices must be in place. Employers and workers must wear masks when inside buildings! Please have hand sanitizer available.
  • Workers and employers must practice social distancing, use masks when in close proximity to each other, and use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently.
  • Housecleaning - We continue to "pause" on dispatching housecleaning jobs. Please check back with us in Mid-May for news!

See our revised wage scale below. Our Hiring Coordinator will be happy to help you find the right worker for jobs that require skilled labor!

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

 

Type of Job

Description

General Labor

$23/hr

Yardwork

Weeding; Raking; Sweeping; Hedging; Mowing; Leaf Blowing; Deadheading plants; Tree trimming (7ft. or lower); Transplanting or planting; Cutting back plants, bushes and vines; General yard clean up

Home & Site Maintenance

Garage/Shed clean up (moving light items within the structure); Gutters (1st floor); Power washing (1st floor); Load and move light items for disposal (brush, trash)

Agriculture

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

Heavy Labor

$25/hr




Yardwork

Move tree rounds; Move landscaping materials (dirt, rock, gravel, mulch, and compost etc.); Turning over garden beds; Moving planters ( 10 gallons or larger)

Weed-eating & High Weed Mowing

$30 surcharge if worker brings their own weed-eater

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; Moving/stacking hay bales

Digging

Excavation, trenching, holes, drains, removing sod, and removing shrubs / bushes / bamboo / small trees

Demolition

Demolition or deconstruction of structures (requires hard hat); and Fences

Poison Oak

Removal of poison oak 

Construction Site Clean Up

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

$25-$35/hr

Moving

$25 - Moving items less than 50 pounds

$30 - Moving items over 50 pounds including but not limited to boxes, furniture, appliances, and other heavy items as well as jobs involving stairs and inclines

Use of Own Equipment

Use of Truck 

Removal of debris & yard waste, including moving ($50 trip vehicle use fee + hourly $25 wage). Employer pays dump fees

Skilled Labor

$35/hr*

Painting Assistance

Brush and roller (preparation, cutting, taping and cleanup)

Pruning

Fruit trees, roses, grapes & other skilled pruning

Landscaping Assistance

Irrigation maintenance; Landscape installation; Materials application 

Drywall Assistance

Installation; Mudding & Taping; Moving and removing

Carpentry Assistance

Basic Handyman work; Framing; Siding; Cabinetry; Retaining Walls; Fences

Masonry Assistance

Installing patio pavers, retaining walls, cement walkways, brick, stone and tile, stone walls 

Roofing Assistance

Installation and removal of shingles and other materials

*Depending on availability. Please call ahead of your project start date to identify and schedule worker.

Centro Laboral de Graton does not provide labor for any kind of pesticide or herbicide application, plumbing, or electrical work.

Although our physical office is closed to the public, we check messages regularly. You may leave a message at 707-829-1864 to hire a worker. For other questions about our organization, please email us at [email protected] Our capacity to answer the many phone calls and emails we receive on a daily basis is limited. We will try to get back to you in a timely manner.

 

CLG Location Map

CLG is located at:
2981 Bowen Street
Graton, CA 95444
(1 1/2 blocks south of Graton Rd.)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am-3pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Phone:   (707) 829-1864

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 42
Graton, CA 95444