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Santech residents socializing. to visit local residents and families they know, and to knock on the doors of other neighbors in search of new converts. In the midst of this busy time, the sound of TVs, radios, and boom boxes fills the air and the smell of food being prepared for dinner wafts out of the apartments. As the sun sets, the pace of life in Santech slows down. Children return home and street vendors begin leaving the area. After dark, families lock themselves inside their apartments, some using sticks in the windows and chain locks on the main doors because door locks are either broken or missing.
1 Subcontracting and the Union’s Response in the Building-Cleaning Industry Few service sectors illustrate better the relationship between the development of the high-tech industry and the growth of low-skilled jobs that depend on immigrant workers than the building-cleaning industry. The rapid expansion of electronics plants and research and development facilities, and the overall economic development fueled by the high-tech industry, generated a strong demand for janitorial workers. Between 1965 and 1990, for example, the demand for janitors in the Santa Clara Valley grew fivefold (Mines and Avina 1992: 441).
Some Mexican American residents of the housing project blame their neighbors in Santech for trespassing on their property and using the laundry rooms, green areas, and children’s playgrounds, and others look down on Santech residents for being undocumented immigrants who invade the neighborhood and live in overcrowded, run-down apartments. In turn, some Santech residents refer to the people living in the projects as “lazy” people who prefer living off welfare instead of relying on a paycheck. Although this antagonism is not widespread among the residents of the two areas, there is an open rivalry between the gangs, who jealously keep an eye on their respective territories.