Illegal Mission Hot Dog Vendors Uniting To Go Legit

May 11, 2010 — In a city of organized workers, the illegal hot dog vendors on Mission Street are some of labor’s last lone rangers. And vulnerable ones. They have no permits and no rights. They must be on constant alert for the cops, who write them tickets and even haul away their carts. Yet the vendors are tired of operating underground. And they’re getting organized. With the help of La Cocina incubator kitchen in the Mission, along with the Mission Economic Development Agency, illegal food vendors are forming the Vendedores Unidos — the “United Sellers” en ingles. Read more

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